updated 11:55 am EDT, Fri October 10, 2008
iTunes Store login problem
A number of visitors to the iTunes Store on Friday have been unable to properly access the site, or its services, according to tips sent to MacNN and discussions at Apple's support forums. People are reporting being unable to log in to the store, and as a result, they are not only unable to view account details, but perform functions such as buy new files or authorize existing purchases. Music not bought through iTunes Plus will refuse to sync with iPhones and iPods if it is not authorized online.
The bad logins are associated with a "1020" error, and are also said to be interfering with the ability to update applications bought through the App Store. Apple has not yet responded to complaints, but service appears to be resuming for at least some iTunes users.