App Store, iCloud Back Online After Hours-Long Outage

by Developer.com Staff

Downtime cuts into revenue for the mobile development industry.

Around 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, multiple Apple services, including the App Store, iCloud and the Photos Application, went offline. Some services were back online by 6:30 p.m. EDT, but others remained unavailable until 11:55 p.m. EDT. Apple has not released a comment on the cause of the outage.

For the mobile development industry, this type of downtime can have a significant impact on revenues. About a month ago, the App Store's search feature experienced a glitch that resulted in a 10 percent drop in daily downloads for 65 percent of apps.

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This article was originally published on Friday Jun 3rd 2016
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