If you were one of the millions of people that depends on Apple’s products, you had a pretty rough day today. After all, you pretty much depend on Apple to keep track of everything, right? That’s the whole point of the cloud. Without that, you’re in a lot of trouble. Apple suffered a 10-hour outage thanks to a DNS issue, which took Apple’s… everything offline for the bulk of the day.
So what was offline? Well, the App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store, to begin with. Even if you could get your apps to load, there was no capability to do any sort of in-app purchasing, which means that Apple was hurt, but app developers were really in a bad state thanks to the outage. The estimated financial damage was estimated at $1.14 million dollars per hour, which is a staggeringly high sum despite the fact the DNS outages weren’t worldwide, but more limited geographically. Still, knock out Europe and North America and there go most of your purchases, at least in this particular part of the day.Technorati Tags: apple, apple app servers offline, apple app store, apple dns outage, apple outage, apple servers offline, apple servers were offline for 10 hours today, iTunes, sad mac, technical problems