iBooks Goes Down in Apple’s Fourth Outage in Less Than a Week

iBooks Goes Down in Apple's Fourth Outage in Less Than a Week iBooks Anyone who uses online services is used to periodic outages, but lately Apple has been having more than its fair share.

Apple Insider reported this morning that Apple's ebook service crashed this morning during an unexplained outage. It is already back online, but given the number of outages over the past week there's no guarantee that it will stay that way:

The latest problem appears more severe than one from Tuesday, affecting a wider range of services. On top of the iTunes Store and the iOS App Store, the iBooks Store and the Mac App Store are currently down for some users, as are Apple TV functions and the Volume Purchase Program.

Difficulties began around 6:30 a.m. Eastern time, and are still ongoing, according to Apple's system status page.

The week's third downtime incident actually occurred overnight, starting at 11:30 p.m. and resolving shortly after 4 in the morning.

I must say, this is disappointing. Apple has built its reputation on sweating the small stuff, and they can't even keep their servers on?

Maybe they should run Windows, or outsource the server operations to Amazon or another company.

What do you think?

image by ezola

About Nate Hoffelder (10071 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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