In case you were nowhere near Twitter for the past twenty-five minutes or so — where “access denied” is now trending — Apple.com has been going down and then back up, down and then back up for gasp almost a half hour, showing the above error message.
No one is quite sure why the site went down (according to one source familiar with the matter, it is possibly a hack attempt) but I’m sure the millions of geeks hitting refresh with bated breath isn’t helping.
Update 2: Looks like it is DNS spammers responsible for the wonky Whois lookup — my above source was looking at the same thing. The issues might just be plain old server problems — boring, I know.
I love that Apple.com is down even though everybody is supposedly SOOOOO disappointed.—
matt buchanan (@mattbuchanan) October 04, 2011
Apple.com is down. So much for the $billion data center.—
Steven Levy (@stevenjayl) October 04, 2011
Siri, can you please authorize me to access apple.com/iphone?—
Taylor Buley (@taylorbuley) October 04, 2011