Apple iTunes store outage cuts off 20 percent of users

Many users of Apple's iTunes store are being prevented from accessing the site Wednesday evening by a sizable outage.The iTunes store is experiencing a service disruption that is preventing 20 percent of its users from making purchases on the company's music pages, according to Apple's system status page. No other Apple services appear to be affected by disruption.Related storiesDialed in 110: Lessons for Android (podcast)The 404 Podcast 498: Where Jeff battles the TriadBuzz Out Loud Podcast 1145: China to Google: Suck itCNET has contacted Apple for comment and will update this report when we learn more.The issue occurs close on the heels of another outage that affected the company's online stores in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. Monday's outage prevented several images and page elements from rendering in those countries. According to a 9to5Mac report, that partial outage was due to a Content Delivery Network error that nixed Apple's many design elements and left only the page's text.Updated at 9:30 p.m. PT with the apparent resolution of the issue.Apple

Apple iPhone 6 event officially set for Sept. 9

The venue on the De Anza College campus also is a change for Apple. It has tended to hold most device launches at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco or on Apple's campus in Cupertino. But Apple also has some history with the Flint Center. Steve Jobs unveiled the first Mac there in 1984, and he also showed off iMacs at the location in 1998 and 1999. The Flint Center can accommodate a larger crowd than the recent venues Apple has used, indicating the event's importance to the company. Apple already has started making the Flint Center its own. The company has been building a large structure on the college campus, which was earlier spotted by MacRumors. We've contacted Apple and will update the report when we have more information. CNET will bring you full coverage from the event, starting with a live show before Apple's launch begins and a live blog with all the announcements.Updated at 12 p.m. PT with additional details. Apple event invitations through the years...See full gallery1 - 4 / 19NextPrev