Update: Apple App Store back live
No, your newspaper, magazine and eBook sales are not alone is slumping today: the Apple App Store has been down all day. TNM reported on this first thing this morning, and other media sites slowly picked up on the story.
What looked like a temporary problem has become more serious as the morning wore on.
To check the status quickly, refer to this Apple web page.
Luckily for TNM, the new app from Madison Magazine, currently the lead story here, was downloaded late on Tuesday.
Update: BuzzFeed News has gotten an Apple press person to respond to them (amazing), telling the that the iTunes outage is result of an internal DNS error:
We apologize to our customers experiencing problems with iTunes and other services this morning. The cause was an internal DNS error at Apple. We’re working to make all of the services available to customers as soon as possible, and we thank everyone for their patience.
Late afternoon Update: All over, the App Store, Newsstand, iBooks Store are back live. Bad day, lots of lost sales, etc. etc.