Apple Store website hit with two brief outages

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The Apple Store website has experienced brief outages for some users in major city centers across the United States during the busy holiday season.

There isn't an Apple Store category on the company's system status webpage, but Down Detector has seen multiple outages in the past 24 hours.

The first spike in outage reports showed problems from around 8:34 p.m. EST to 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday night. The issue appeared resolved until about 8 a.m. EST on Wednesday when more outage reports began flowing in about the Apple Store website.

Reports have slowed again as of 10:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, indicating that the outage has ended. These outages could continue as traffic to the website rises during peak hours in the morning and evening.

An outage affects customers' ability to visit the webpage or add things to the cart. It's not clear how many people this impacts.

Two AppleInsider staffers were actively using the store in browsers during the reported timeframe, and didn't have any issues shopping, and the one purchase made was completed without any issues.

Apple has not released any statements about the outages, but they tend to resolve within a couple of hours. The reports tend to source from major cities across the United States, so increased traffic in the morning and evening may be causing a traffic overload.

Author: Subham

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