The Apple Newsstand categories remain shutdown
Search of categories shows empty pages without magazine and newspaper apps
The Apple Newsstand has been partially offline for much of the afternoon today, with select categories showing no apps.
The main page of the Newsstand remain up, but any attempt to search by category fails.
TNM has reached out to Apple’s press team, but no response has been received as to whether this is a bug, or whether a major redesign is in the works. No notice to the shutdown was received by Apple developers.
The outage appears to effect all the stores, not just the U.S. store – though some stores are showing more information than others. For instance, the French Newsstand has apps appearing when one searches categories, but the promotional carousel at the top is a placeholder.