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Apple's App Store experiences major search glitch

Engadget Engadget 5/05/2016 Andrew Dalton
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Starting early Thursday morning, users trying to access Apple's App Store were met with a broken search tool and undiscoverable apps. According to Cupertino's own system status, "all users are affected." Apple is "investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available." The outage began around 5 AM Eastern time and remains broken as of publication time.

Although Engadget was able to update at least one app on the desktop store, searching for common terms like "Google" returned no search results. Likewise, on the iOS app store, a search for "Adobe" returned unexpected results and How-To guides, but none of that company's own apps. A search for "Spotify" surfaced Soundcloud as the top result.

The outage appears to be unrelated to Apple's rumored App Store revamp.

Apple System Status

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