App Store Down

There are multiple reports on Twitter and elsewhere indicating that the App Store, iTunes and iBooks services are either down or functioning erratically. The downtime appears to be affecting users in the United States, Sweden and possibly other regions. On top of that, the App Store appears to be loading incorrectly for some users as well. Hit the break for the latest updates… 

iTunes users are receiving the error “the item you’ve requested is not currently available in the U.S. store.”

iTunes Down

Meanwhile, some iBooks users are presented with a similar “Item Not Available” message.

iBooks Down

Apple has yet to update its official System Status page to reflect this downtime for any of the three platforms. The company has been criticized in the past for being too slow to update this page to reflect downtime, leading some users to question the purpose of having the page in the first place. But we’ll keep this post updated as we learn more.

I’ve had no issues connecting to the Canadian or U.S. App Store from a Canadian location, if that factors into anything. All in all, the downtime appears to be regionalized and is only affecting certain users. If you’re experiencing downtime yourself, let us know in the comments. If possible, provide a few details about where you are from and what isn’t working for you in particular.

Is the App Store, iTunes or iBooks down for you?

Update: Apple confirms all services are back to normal

  • Micky Ganon

    itunes not working in israel 🙁

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    maybe time to downgrade while apple not noticing…..

    • Ethan Humphrey


      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I am trying right now with Tiny Umbrella and iTunes. Hopefully this might sneak past.

      • Ethan Humphrey

        i hope, exempt I’m only trying with iTunes

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I get to the part where it says waiting for iPod then it just says error 4014, but I think that it would work because it got farther than normal

      • Ethan Humphrey


      • Alex-V

        yes..just downloading 7.0.6 and hope till than the error is not fixed

    • Alex-V

      this can be used to downgrade to iOS 7.0.6…?

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        IDK I am trying and Ig et day farther than normal to the point where I think it is just my computer

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      restore stock to 7.1.1 then strait to 7.0.4 it works1!!!!!!!!!!

      • Ethan Humphrey

        EPIC!!!! I’m giving up iOS 8 for 7.0.4 then

      • Ethan Humphrey

        How did you go about doing it?

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I restored down to iOS 7.1.1 and then restored again to iOS 7.0.4 then jailbroke my iPod

        During the whole thing I used Tiny Umbrella with iOS 7.1.1 and IOS 7.0.4 blobs enabled.

      • Ethan Humphrey

        i did not use blobs and it won’t let me, the blobs must help but my computer won’t let me use tiny umbrella

      • Waleed

        Can you please explain a bit more ? Lets say i have just restored to 7.1.1 (fresh)
        Now how to use tinyumbrella ? I have 7.0.4 ipsw and latest itunes.. How to use tinyumbrella ? 🙁

      • Ethan Humphrey

        They are back up:( I did not get to downgrade

  • Daniel Lopez

    IM Down

  • Anmol Malhotra

    It’s fixed now.. 🙂

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      for a few

  • Khan Rulzz

    Working in Saudi Arabia 🙂

  • Alex-V

    works again in germany…was a bit to short to downgrade…

  • Nirvana

    This is no issue of firmwares, stores were sometimes down in the past, we may rest assured about this.

  • Odd Engan

    apple store not working, Norway.

  • MrDnQ

    App Store not working Belgium… Highlighted and updates work fine…

    • MrDnQ

      App Store back up, Belgium

  • JomanJi

    Got this screen on my iPhone in sweden, sadly, on the computer it works, so no downgrade I guess 🙁

  • iPhone Gruru

    cant downgrade here in the US

  • pauleebe

    iTunes Match hasn’t worked for me for two days now.

  • iV1n5

    Still down in Italy

  • bgk17

    It hasn’t been working all day. I can’t update apps. I was able to download new ones, but now I can’t do that. smh

  • Julioz

    iTunes Radio was not working for me at noon.

  • Jonathan Elliott

    All I did was turn my automatic time and date settings on my iPhone off and then back on to make everything work again lolz. But this isn’t new for me. Happens all the time and I don’t know why. It’s just my Iphone, which is jailbroken on 7.0.