On Wednesday several of Apple’s services were down for many users. The outage began aroung 5 a.m. ET and continued throughout the day.
Users where unable to access apps or download data due to connection errors. The U.S., Switzerland, Spain, and the U.K. were among the places that experienced the outages.
Apple released an apologized in a statement to CNBC:
“We apologize to our customers experiencing problems with iTunes and other services this morning. The cause was an internal DNS error at Apple. We’re working to make all of the services available to customers as soon as possible, and we thank everyone for their patience,” Apple said in a statement to CNBC.
By 9 a.m. the outages included iCloud, iTunes, and others including the Mac App Store. At 10:30 a.m. Apple’s system status page showed that multiple services were “unavailable to all users.”
An update said “Customers may be unable to make purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or Mac App Store.”
This issue has even affected Apple Stores forcing employees to substitute the normal iPhone-based system for the paper payment method.
For Apple, iTunes is a substantial source of revenue and has now shown its stock traded down about .75 percent through midday Wednesday.