Apple apologizes as global outage shuts down iTunes, App stores
SAN FRANCISCO - It's been a frustrating day for people trying to use Apple's iTunes service and its app stores. They suffered a rare breakdown this morning -- and hours later, the outages were still plaguing people on iPhones and iPads.
Apple's online book store and app store for its Mac computers weren't working either.
Apple blames the problem on an internal error affecting the system for directing online traffic. The company is apologizing for the inconvenience and says it's working to restore service as soon as possible.
The disruption affects some of the world's most widely used, and most profitable, services.
The global outage comes two days after the company unveiled its latest gadget, the Apple Watch.