Tuesday, September 12, 2006

iTunes store down

The Showtime Special Event
Live Coverage, 12th Sept 2006

It's showtime, or nearly, and the iTunes store is down. If you try going to the US store, or clicking through to the store form the iTunes site, you get a message telling you the store is down for an update.

It's Showtime...

Note the lack of the word "Music" in the message? Unfortunatey the UK store is giving a somewhat more opaque error message...

Err, okay?

Which could mean anything. Despite that, this seems to confirm the rumours of an iTunes Movie Store.

Update: Just under an hour later the UK store is also telling us, "It's Showtime...". So does this mean movies for everyone? After all we still have the iTunes divide when it comes to TV shows..?

Movies for everyone?

Update: The Apple Store is now also down...

Update: Immediately following the special event, both the iTunes and Apple Stores have come back up.