There has been a disruption in the App Store operation for apps running on Apple's iOS operating system. According to the DownDetector service, users have submitted 352 reports about various problems.
About 90% of users had problems accessing the App Store, another 6% had problems using its web version, and 4% had problems with authentication.
So far, there is no information about what caused the App Store to malfunction, nor is it clear whether these problems have been fixed.
In June, Craig Federighi, the Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple, hinted in an interview that the company was looking for an alternative to the App Store.
An alternative to the App Store on iPhones was expected to be introduced immediately in iOS 17. However, Apple noted this neither during the 2023 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference nor added the feature in the beta version of the new operating system.
At the same time, the ability to download apps on iPhones through a platform other than the App Store shall be introduced in iOS by the beginning of next year, so that Apple smartphones can meet the requirements of European legislation.
The other day it became known that the X app—formerly Twitter—could be removed from the App Store and the Google Play store for violating the rules if the social network refuses to add users to the blacklist.