Apple's iTunes Store currently down for PC and Mac users [Update]

Users who want to download the latest movies, music and podcast from Apple's iTunes store for your Mac or PC might have a small problem right about now. Engadget reports that all content in the iTunes Store is currently inaccessible for users of the PC and Mac iTunes application. There's no word, at least not yet, if this issue affects users of iTunes for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iMac.

This outage also seems to affect download of Mac apps and iOS apps as well. So far there's no word from Apple about what might be causing this issue but we will keep you up to date when this hopefully brief situation is fixed.

This error, ironically, comes on the eve of Apple's big keynote announcements at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 6. Apple is expected to announce major updates to its Mac OS X operating system along with updates for its portable iOS platform. The big news is supposed to be the official reveal of the iCloud service which is supposed to give iTunes users a way to listen to their iTunes music library without having to actually download the music file to your device. Apple CEO Steve Jobs, officially still on medical leave from the company, is expected to appear on stage at the WWDC to present the keynote and give the audience more info on these project. He might also have one or two of his patented "one more thing" surprises up his sleeve.

Update - It looks like things are back up to speed and the PC and Mac iTunes software can access the iTunes Store once again.

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Someone needs to look up the definition of "ironic".
What a sec. Saying that something is ironic when it really isn't ironic....is that in fact ironic??!?!
/head asplode!!

ahhell said,
Someone needs to look up the definition of "ironic".
What a sec. Saying that something is ironic when it really isn't ironic....is that in fact ironic??!?!
/head asplode!!

Ironic how you yourself make quite some typos...

GS:mac

Several things to take into consideration...

iTunes users accounts seem to be getting hacked more frequently, maybe also something to do with the new malware.

Today is June 2nd not June 5th as well if they were scheduling something like this they should have made some formal announcement or at least respond to questions.

The fact some users can't get in and others can leads me to believe this is some sort of an attack. Some users may have better throughput or are closer to Apple servers enabling them to at least get in where others cannot.

People can only hope for the best! Hopefully this isn't some sort of iFailure...

"This error, ironically, comes on the eve of Apple's big keynote announcements at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 6."

Does it? It's June 2nd.

Maybe they've taken it down because of the (continued) hack stories that have reemerged in the last 48 hours. I doubt they could have taken down the store deliberately, doing themselves out of sales.

Well, iTunes and the Mac Appstore wouldn't let me download, or log in rather about an hour ago, but it works now and it worked when this was posted...

In other news, a group of people at apple are getting the ass chewing of their life, as stuff is being thrown at their head by Steve jobs.

swanlee said,
Maybe they ran out of magic?

don't worry, Jobs owns a lot of disney stock, so they can go get some from them

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

don't worry, Jobs owns a lot of disney stock, so they can go get some from them

NO, Disney owns Jobs.

Reminds me of the article that came out last month that talked about Steve Jobs sitting down the MobileMe team after a botched launch:

"You've tarnished Apple's reputation," he told them. "You should hate each other for having let each other down." The public humiliation particularly infuriated Jobs. Walt Mossberg, the influential Wall Street Journal gadget columnist, had panned MobileMe. "Mossberg, our friend, is no longer writing good things about us," Jobs said. On the spot, Jobs named a new executive to run the group.

I can't imagine what must be going on in Cupertino.

Elliott said,
It could very well be a deployment of new features relating to iCloud.

Probably, but I can't imagine this being on purpose. When they take down the Store on Apple.com prior to a product they release, they at least put up a "We'll be back soon" sticky. This is simply uncouth.

Couldn't login at iTunes (Windows 64 bit version) today (tried again, not working atm)
not sure if this is related, having error codes every time I use iTunes

warwagon said,
You're Taking it down wrong!

let's let it breathe for a little bit before using this again......