UPDATE – Apple’s System Status page now indicates that all services are back online.
A number of users on Twitter are reporting issues with Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes, and the App Store. MacTrast has confirmed the issues, as we were unable to listen to the Beats 1 radio station, receiving an error message, as seen below.
The outage comes as MTV is announcing nominees for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) exclusively on Beats 1. Apple’s System Status page shows a number of outages affecting Apple’s cloud-based services.
MacRumors notes that Apple’s System Status shows service disruptions for the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, iTunes U, Mac App Store, OS X Software Update, Radio, and the Volume Purchase Program. The issues began around 9:45 AM Eastern time. Apple is said to be investigating the cause of the issues.
We’ll keep you updated, and let you know when the services are restored.