More proof that Apple has a problem with services. The App Store has been broken for many Mac and iOS users for days, resulting in abnormally slow downloads for purchases and updates. It’s almost as if downloads are being throttled by internet providers to dial-up modem speeds, but the slowdown persists on multiple providers. Recent examples are here, here, and here.
A comment on Reddit:
Been like this since the 14th. Getting quiet annoying and I’ve reported the issue to iTunes support two days ago and still have yet to hear back from them.
Apple support communities:
All downloads from the App Store – apps and OSX, are EXTREMELY SLOW on my home Wi-Fi network (both iPhone 5S and MacBook Pro). Other downloads are running at normal speed and an independent test shows that my network is running at an acceptable speed
I’ve been having the exact same issues with all updates and app store purchases– crazy slow downloads for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Maybe Apple should save some of the money it uses to buy back stock and pay dividends to greedy stockholders and fix the services that seem to fail so frequently.