Some Apple users are reporting that a number of the company's services, such as iTunes and the App Store, have gone down.
Apple's status page showed that the App Store, Apple TV, the Mac App Store, iTunes and iBooks were experiencing technical problems, leading to the services "becoming unavailable for some users."
Some Apple customers reported on social media that they were unable to download new apps, songs, or even access their cloud-based music or pictures.
iTunes & co were down, again. Just imagine Apple moving the file system to the cloud with this level of reliability and uptime. God help us— Drazen Mokic (@drale2k) February 4, 2016
iTunes Store down for me. You?— Tom Guarriello Ph.D. (@tomguarriello) February 4, 2016
DownDetector, a website which monitors online service disruptions, showed that the issues were affecting users globally.
The problems appear to have begun at around 3PM on 4 February, continuing later into the afternoon.
The Independent has contacted Apple for more information on the issues.
More to follow.