• Apple services affected by massive outage
  • Apps including Music, TV+ working slow or not at all
  • Issues have been resolved but cause is not known

Another tech outage has hit users, and this time it's Apple. Many services by the iPhone maker including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade were down Tuesday evening.

Many users got error messages while operating their Apple devices and services; some apps were running slow or not at all. The company, through a status message, acknowledged the issues. The outages were resolved before midnight and the services were back to normal, the company's status page showed. No cause for the outage has been mentioned yet.

The issue began just after 8 pm ET. It was not immediatley clear how widespread the outage was but users in the U.S. and India were seen complaining on Twitter. Apple Support's Twitter handle placated its worried customers.

"We regret to hear you were having problems with Apple Music. We were experiencing outages now reporting resolved per If this is still a concern for you, meet us in DM to continue," it tweeted to one of the users who complained on Twitter.

The outage comes only a day after Microsoft faced a global disruption of its Outlook and Office365 services. That outage affected the company's Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive, and Windows Store services among others. This was the second outage for Microsoft this month. It also faced a massive outage in March earlier this year.

The Apple Store logo is pictured here. AFP / Josh Edelson

On Monday, a similar system failure was seen in 911 services across Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Ohio and Arizona. The outage lasted for just over an hour. The cause for the outage was not made clear.