iTunes item not available

A growing number of users are taking to Twitter this morning to complain of yet another outage affecting Apple’s App Store and the iTunes Store. Several folks around the world have reported problems purchasing new applications, with the App Store and iTunes returning a “The item you’ve requested is not currently available” error message.

Others complain about not being able to conduct searches for content on the iTunes Store and App Store and download apps and other content.

UPDATE 11:35am ET: all systems seem to have become operational again following a brief outage that lasted about an hour or so.

Windows, iOS and Mac users have all reported difficulties.

At the time of this writing, the issue affected the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore and Mac App Store. Apple’s iCloud Status Page has not acknowledged any problems yet, which is typical as any issues get reported there an hour or more after occurring.

Earlier this month, a number of iCloud services along with all of Apple’s online content stores had experienced an eleven-hour long outage, prompting the company to issue an apology to the affected customers.

The company attributed the outage to “an internal DNS error” on its end, but not everyone bought the explanation given.

Are you getting a “Service unavailable” error when trying to access or use the App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Store or iBooks Store?

Tell us in comments as we investigate this further.

  • Shingo

    japanese page dont load properly…

  • Brandon Lee Robinson

    yeah, I can get in to the App Store and open apps that are on the main page, however searching shows no results.

  • Ryan B.

    I haven’t been able to update my apps from phone in 2 weeks. I can purchase new ones. I can’t look at my purchases either. I get this attached message or a similar one and I’m already signed in. Like I said I can purchase things just not much of anything else.

  • Sohail Wahab

    I’m not able to download apps from the AppStore, only a spinning thing appears after tapping install button and that’s it

  • Sohail Wahab

    I’m living in Afghanistan

  • Z Ixazaluoh

    Now in Dec 2015, I’m experiencing this similar error message. I’ve been trying to get this Firefox for iOS,
    however, when i try to access this app in the itunes store, i get this

    message:
    THE
    ITEM YOU REQUESTED IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    IN
    THE U.S. STORE.

    Is this another temporary outage?