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Apple's app, iTunes, iBooks stores suffer outage

Apple's app, iTunes, iBooks stores suffer outage

Users worldwide may not be able to make purchases or update apps

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6

Some of Apple's major online services for purchasing e-books, music and apps were down as of Wednesday morning.

Service for Apple's App Store, iBooks Store, iTunes Store, and Mac App Store was lost around 2 a.m. U.S. Pacific time, and remained out as of 10:20 a.m., Apple posted on its system status page. Some users of these services worldwide may not be able to make purchases, downloads, or update apps.

Service for Apple's iCloud Mail and iCloud Account & Sign In was also lost around 2 a.m., but was restored by 6 a.m.

It's not clear what caused the outage. Apple did not immediately respond to comment.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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