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Written by Nick Heer.

Apple’s Online Services Are Experiencing Downtime for the Second Day Running

Juli Clover, MacRumors:

Apple’s services and apps appear to be experiencing yet another outage, with complaints on Twitter about problems with Apple Maps, the App Store, Apple Music, Weather, Podcasts, the Apple online store, and more.

Om Malik, in a tweet posted during yesterday’s outages:

What are the odds that this will be “misconfiguration” and “human error” or something like that? Time and time again, digital-first companies worth trillions don’t account for the fact we live digital. […]

I understand this must be harrowing for the individuals who are responsible for keeping Apple’s services up and running. But this is the world’s most valuable company, running services depended upon by hundreds of millions of paying subscribers. It is not unreasonable to expect better — far better.