On Friday morning, some Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Mac users reported AppStore outages that prevented them from downloading new apps. This issue started about half an hour ago.
Some of the users reported obtuse error messages but others reported paused downloads. The availability most likely affects App Store region, however reports from Twitter claim the issues originally started even earlier at 6:30 am Pacific Standard Time.
Apple has yet to confirm download issues
At press time, Apple has yet to confirm issues on it’s system service status page. This news is still relatively new. There is no report on whether this problem includes iTunes.
In other AppStore related news, Apple recently updated the AppStore for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. It was one of the few apps/features that that was not updated with the iOS launch in September. It was a minor update to the direct iOS Portal the the online storefront. It came with some nice graphical improvements for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users.
The screenshots show the update is fully compatible with larger 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch high definition Retina displays. Before this release, the app used the mobile operating system’s upscaling feature to increase the font and graphical size fonts which were not native to high resolution screens.
The latest AppStore upgrade
What’s more with Apple Store version 3.0.1 update is that it contains unnamed iOS compatibility update. The new upgrade is free and takes up 25MB of space.
Last month’s iOS release offered significant and exciting updates for Safari, iWork, Messages, as well as others. iOS 8 was considered to one of the most exciting refreshes in a long time which bodes well with the new iPhone 6 smartphone. Apple fans have a lot to enjoy with the new iOS and AppStore upgrades. Hopefully, the Cupertino-based tech giant will get to the bottom of the current AppStore download issues before Friday afternoon.