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Apple services including App Store resume after outage for second straight day

CUPERTINO — Apple’s Apple Music, mobile App Store and Podcasts resumed services on Tuesday (March 22), after facing outages for a second consecutive day, according to the company's system status page.

The outage on Monday affected 11 of Apple's services, including Arcade and Maps.

The outage on Monday affected 11 of Apple's services, including Arcade and Maps.

CUPERTINO — Apple’s Apple Music, mobile App Store and Podcasts resumed services on Tuesday (March 22), after facing outages for a second consecutive day, according to the company's system status page.

Tuesday's outage also affected Mac App Store, users of Apple Card, Apple Books, iCloud Web Apps and Weather. The outage on Monday affected 11 of Apple's services, including Arcade and Maps.

According to outage tracking website Downdetector.com, more than 4,000 users reported issues with accessing Apple Music, while nearly 4,000 reported problems with iCloud.

Users also flagged issues with "find my iPhone", Apple store, maps and support.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage may be affecting a larger number of users.

It was not immediately clear what caused the outages on both days, but Bloomberg News reported on Monday that Apple told staff that the outage stemmed from domain name system, or DNS — an address book of the internet which enables computers to match website addresses with the correct server.

In a number of incidents last year, DNS issues caused widespread outages on social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram, and brought down websites of airlines and banks for several hours.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday's outage. REUTERS

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