Apple’s services came back online in the late afternoon. Apple’s system status page shows that all of the services that had previously been listed as “down” are now back in the green. It’s still unclear what happened exactly, and Apple never returned Gizmodo’s email for comment on the situation.
Apple is experiencing massive technical difficulties, and widespread reports of outages for its various services are flooding the internet.
The company’s own status page shows that several of its most popular products aren’t working. Multiple reports—including from Down Detector, which tracks website and app outages—have shown that users of iCloud, Apple Music, the App Store, iTunes, Apple TV, iMessage, Mail, Contacts, Find My, Apple Maps, FaceTime, Apple Fitness+, and even our beloved domestic helper Siri all appear to be having major problems. Additionally, Bloomberg reports that Apple’s internal systems, both for its corporate offices and its Apple Store retail locations, are down as well. The company reportedly sent internal messages notifying employees, who had difficulty working from home, that domain name system (DNS) problems led to the outage. The full extent of these outages and the regions they are affecting is unclear.