Apple just that Major macOS updates with Big Sur.. Downloads are often slow when large files and many users try to get the software at the same time, but this year the download times are particularly slow and often seem to fail. On the other hand, Apple’s Developer website seems to be down as well as iMessage, affecting the performance of macOS Catalina.
Update: 1:10 PM PT: Apple Confirmed the problem When I download macOS Big Sur on the system status page, “Users may not be able to download macOS software updates to their Mac computers. This issue is currently under investigation.”
Apple has also added iMessage to its list of services that have seen outages.
Updated 1:20 pm Pacific Standard Time: If you’re experiencing a significant slowdown on a Mac running Catalina and the app doesn’t open, you’re not alone. It looks like an Apple server connection issue. Here’s how to fix it:
Apple Pay and Apple Card are also down.
Update 1:51 PM PT: Apple’s developer site is backed up and running.The· Development system status page Be aware of multiple issues, including identity notarization services.
macOS 11 Big Sur is about 12GB in size and will take some time to download. However, even users with fast to very fast internet services can sometimes get a quote of 12 hours or more up to 7 days. This indicates a problem that is likely to be on Apple’s side.
At the same time, it seems that Apple’s Developer website is inaccessible. This may be related to the very slow pace of downloads for macOS Big Sur.
Here’s what you see when you try to load Apple’s Developer website:
There are also many complaints that the Apple TV app is currently slow.Apple System status page At this time, nothing is mentioned about macOS software update issues or the Apple TV app, but Apple Maps’ navigation and traffic features are currently down.
Are you experiencing similar issues with downloading Big Sur or other Apple apps? Let us know in the comments!
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