Not long ago I stopped pirating music as iTunes provided me with a great interface and a quick and easy way to get the music that I like. Additionally, I finally had some excess cash to spend on music! Since yesterday morning I’ve been trying to buy music from iTunes and I haven’t been able to. I’m not the only one. I have spoken with a number of people who are experiencing the same issue. iTunes sells millions of dollars of music through their store daily so they have to be losing some serious cash on this one.
Is it time to short Apple’s stock? Not yet. Apple’s primary revenue source is currently their hardware offerings (iPhone, iPod and their computers). This is annoying though and I might be forced to start pirating the music that I want. In this age of instant gratification,¬†temporary service outages can mean the loss of purchases and the loss of customers. Outages for days and you have serious problems. I have no idea what the cause of this issue is but I’m sure Apple is working hard to resolve the issue.
I posted the issue in the Apple forums and the only response I’ve been receiving is confirmation from other users that are having the same issue. Are you experiencing the same thing?