Apple reopens iTunes, App stores after lengthy outage


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple has restored service to its widely used iTunes and app stores.

A rare breakdown Wednesday that vexed the iPhone and iPad maker for more than five hours frustrated millions of music lovers and mobile device owners around the world.

Access came back in the late afternoon, Eastern time, according to status updates posted by Apple Inc. While they were locked out, exasperated Apple users vented in social media and online forums.

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