iTunes Store is Down for Many. iTunes 11 Coming? Or Fixing Dirty Keyword Results? (Update: status resolved)

We’re seeing lots of reports on Twitter and have confirmed ourselves trying to download app, that the iTunes store is (sorta) down. I can still search for apps and get results, but downloading? Not so much.

Update: Going out on a limb, but maybe the iTune Store is down because of some strange keyword results Forbes has found.

Update: Looks like everything is back to normal in iTunes land.

Here is what’s on Twitter:

Mooseknuckle757: @iphonehackx Itunes 11 has …

rajupp: WTF? iTunes app store is down?

samratm: iTunes Store down

and here’s what we’re seeing on our machines:

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So, temporary fluke or is iTunes 11 coming? All speculation and will see what the Mac App Store updates have to say. Stay tuned, we’ll update this post with more as we learn more.

Since iTunes 11 was delayed at the end of October, we’ve been wondering when iTunes 11 might launch.

Update: That didn’t take long, the iTunes store is back up back up for me, but not everyone. Maybe it was a fluke, but you know I don’t think so. I think Apple needed to pause things for an update.

Here’s what Apple System Status is saying (couple mins ago):

Hmm, maybe a raft of iTunes Match renewals causing issues? The first renewals are coming due about now.

 Update 2: Maybe, just maybe this post from Forbes highlighting strange search results from dirty words is the real cause of the iTunes Store behaving strangely. Maybe Apple is trying to do a rapid clean up so “incest” and “beastiality” don’t lead to kids games.

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