10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2010 1:05 AM by fillintheblank@me.com
netnothing Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
Anyone else getting this in iTunes today?

I'm trying to pay for a gift purchase and everytime I enter my security code (on the credit card associated with my account) iTunes says Credit card processing is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.

Any ideas?

This is not a new card....same card that's been on my account. I called the credit card company and everything is fine with the card.


Mac Pro 2.66, MacBook 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • DJWaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem today. I've been using the same credit card for some time now without any problems. I went to update my apps and it said the security code is incorrect. I put in the correct security code and now I get that credit card processing is temporarily unavailable, please try again later. It's later! I've had this problem since last night. I've had several friends mention the same thing. I guess this is something to be expected from Apple since they have recently been giving themselves a bad reputation.
  • DJWaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe emailing them here will help. I hope your issue has been resolved by now. I'm still waiting.
  • Kostanicolop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been having this same problem since Sunday afternoon, Any fixes yet?
  • †Steve† Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hey everybody. Make sure that the expiration date on your credit card matches up with the one on the billing info page. That worked for me. Hope this helps.
  • shabamx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here, and my bank says there is no problem with my card AND Apple has charged me the price of App???
    Now only if i can download it
  • EWinhouston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem here. Been trying to sort this out for the last month. I have contacted Itunes numerous times but to no avail. I have come to the conclusion that the problem lies in Itunes software not your banking information. I have been using the same card and same address for over two and a half years then all of a sudden the information is in correct? I don't think so! Now I buy music from Walmart for .94 cents and when you download the songs they are automatically added to Itunes.
  • Pabs Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Same problem here. Just tried buying a song this weekend since the upgrade to iTunes 10 and now I get the that my request to confirm my credit card is temporarily unavailable. I did get a support email from Apple and said that it was probably my acceleration software (I have none) or my ISP firewall preventing iTunes from working. However I can navigate just fine within the iTunes Store...

    Apple please help!!!
  • Michael C. Blasco Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    I recently upgraded to an iPhone 4, and was hit with this problem when trying to update apps on the phone. It has now effected every device under that account name - I can't download anything from the iTunes store.

    I've emailed iTunes support, and had called Apple Support. After a few days and countless emails and phone conversations - they consolidated all the reports under the iTunes case number. This started on September 27 for me. It is now in one of the upper tier support area, where I hope it gets resolved in due time.

    In my case, the security code for my credit card (same one being used for the past 5 years, and expiration date already upgraded once) was always blank and would let you enter a number, and the phone number area were always blank, but once you clicked "done" I would get the "iTunes cannot process at this time. Please try again."

    From my troubleshooting - it appears to be a problem at the server end - not my devices. Use the iTunes support email and start a case if you're having this problem.
  • Pabs Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I was finally able to download a song today!! Don't know if Apple fixed the issue or if turning off my Apple firewall did the trick. I turned off my Apple firewall, re-entered my credit card number, security code and phone number and my credit card was able to be verified. However I turned my firewall back on and tried another song and it still worked. So hopefully the issue is permanently fixed.
  • fillintheblank@me.com Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been dealing with this problem for a few months now. No solution as of yet. I have had some email exchange with apple as they have tried to assist me in solving this issue. When I switched over to mac I expected it to be more user friendly than windows, instead it has become a nightmare dealing with all these little petty problems.... All i know is that if I cant find a way to pay for my apps legally, I will resort to other ways to get the apps and media I need.

    (I am an HSBC premier client... aka nothing wrong with my card!)