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Apple Blames Server Error for Outage of iTunes and App Stores

Customers worldwide are impacted by the outage.

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Apple blamed an internal server error for the widespread outage of its iTunes and App stores that impacted customers worldwide.

The outage, which began around 1:30 am PT, means customers may be unable to make purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store or Mac App Store, the company reported.

Consumers turned to Twitter to vent their unhappiness, under the hashtag #appstoredown.

Apple issued a statement this morning apologizing for the outage and said the cause was an internal domain name server 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,” the company said.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.