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This article was published on October 1, 2012

Apple fixes ‘infinite ToS loop’ plaguing US iTunes/App Store users

Apple fixes ‘infinite ToS loop’ plaguing US iTunes/App Store users
Jon Russell
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Apple has been busy flushing bugs late Sunday (US time) and the company has now fixed an issue that was sending US-based customers into an infinite loop of terms of service notices in iTunes.

The glitch — first reported by MacRumors — prevented users making new purchases and downloads but the problems are reportedly being remedied for users, with TNW’s resident Apple news editor Matthew Panzarino and other US-based Twitter users among the first to get/notice the fix:

The issue was only ever affected those in the US (lucky devils) since TNW staff in Asia were able to use the App Store as usual.

MacRumors details the problems caused:

When they accept, they are then asked to agree to them again and again. As a result, new purchases and downloads from iTunes in the Cloud cannot be made. The issue appears to be affecting all purchases from the App Store and iTunes store on both iOS and the Mac, as well as the Mac App Store and iTunes Match. It’s also affecting the viewing of purchased items on the Apple TV.

We reached out to the company for more information on what caused the problems. In the meantime, if you’re affected…hold tight as things should work themselves out for you.

Image via Flickr / glenbledsoe