If you have been experiencing connectivity issues with either the Mac AppStore and the iTunes AppStore then you will be glad to know you’re not on your own. A lot of readers have been reporting that they cannot purchase apps, update apps or sometime not even able to connect. Apple have noticed and have some scheduled maintenance due on Wednesday, July 13 between the hours of 9 a.m to 4 p.m. This maintenance is to be done on developers portal iTunes connect, so Apple email their developers to let them know.
iTunes Connect will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT.
During this time, iTunes Connect will still be available. However, pricing changes made between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase until maintenance is complete, at which point the app will become available at the new price. To avoid interruptions to the availability of your apps, do not make price changes during this time.
Lastly, customers may not be able to purchase apps in the Mexico, U.K., Australia, Switzerland, Japan or Norway storefronts during the scheduled maintenance.
The App Store team
Due to the very short notice, these maintenance work must have something to do with the longest connection issues ever to hit the AppStore. At the time of writing this post the AppStore seem to be running normal for me.