iCloud And iTunes Suffer Major Outage Wednesday Morning

If you noticed that iCloud and iTunes were down Wednesday morning, it wasn’t just you: According to Apple’s service status page, all iTunes Store services suffered an outage—and that includes the iOS and Mac App Store, iBooks, and the iTunes Store itself. iCloud services, including iCloud email, were also down for a time Wednesday.

Everything appears to be working—for us, at least—but as of this writing, Apple’s status page still indicates ongoing issues with the App Stores, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store, so you may still encounter problems.

Apple tells CNBC that an internal DNS error triggered this morning’s outages. CNBC also reports that the outage affected Apple’s retail stores, forcing them to resort to old-timey paper credit card processing.

Mac geek? Gamer? Why not both? Mike is a writer from Wisconsin who enjoys wasting immense amounts of time on the Internet. You can follow him on Twitter.