New Apple Products Cause Site Slowdown
Yesterday, Apple announced the release of a number of new products to their line of computers and media players. The introduction of these items has caused an increase in traffic that has caused their site to experience slowdowns.
A report by Internet monitoring company Netcraft revealed sites having to do with Apple’s new products (apple.com, store.apple.com, and macworldexpo.com) have all experienced a degree of slowdown and lag because of large numbers of visitors. Netcraft’s research indicated:
The Apple web site, which runs on Mac OS X, experienced some slowdowns but was largely available. Apple’s online store (also on Mac OS X) struggled, however, experiencing outages and lengthy response times. Faring even worse was the official site for MacWorld Expo, which runs on Windows Server 2003, and was offline for hours following the show’s keynote address by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.