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Apple Acknowledges iMessage and FaceTime Outage [Now Back Up]

Apple has acknowledged on their iCloud status page that iCloud iMessage and FaceTime services are offline for some users.


Reports first started rolling in around 3pm Pacific on our forums with some users still reporting problems.

Update: Apple says iMessages and FaceTime is working again.

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25 months ago
iMessage hasn't been very stable lately.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago
This is happening at least once a week now, they need to get this fixed.
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago
This sucks

I want my iTunes $ for pain and suffering through this blackout
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago
The world as we know it is ending, iMessaging is only the start. It's 2012 and we're all doomed :eek:

Hands up who's pissed off :rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Votes
25 months ago
Apple spend more time counting their money than actually making working products

Imessage, maps... What else next
Rating: 3 Votes
25 months ago

Those who only care about themselves fail to understand there's more to it than that. Enjoy your world while you can.


Not everyone gets scuffs or has issues with their phone
Rating: 3 Votes
25 months ago
Same here in NYC.
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago
iMessage is down more times in the past month than any other service i've ever used after multiple years.
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago

Tim Cook isn't up to the task of CEO. There have been multiple blunders as of late. The execution just isn't premium. Tim Cook needs to get control of Apples software...and even from an operational aspect Apple is suffering. No minis for days on end. Its been 3 months and you still cant walk into an Apple store and get an iPhone 5. Apple is just a mess right now without Steve Jobs holding the ship together.

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Wow nice!

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Tim cook is losing control. His job as CEO is clearly on the line at this point. Investors are going to want answers. He cant keep having these spectacular failures under his leadership and continue on as CEO. People were already skeptical of Apple hiring a CEO whos cor competency was not hardware/software. I think All of Apples upper management needs to check themselves and get serious about their software services if they want people to continue to pay a premium for thier hardware.

Then if you look at things from an operational perspective...Apple is suffering there too. You still cant walk i to an Apple Store and by an iPhone 5 in any model and its been out since September. The mini had almost no units available at all for sale. Its crazy really. Lte minis are taking far longer than people had expected and dates are pushed back from two weeks to months. Crazy! Tim's job as CEO is on the line.


How do you know Tim Cook's job is on the line?
Are you aware of the stock issues with both iPhones and iPads before Steve Jobs died? Clearly you are not.
Explain how iMessage being down and demand exceeding supply as a sign that Tim Cook has lost control. I seem to recall this thing called Siri and it not working out so well in the beginning (and sometimes now) when Steve Jobs was alive.

I love how everyone jumps on this idea that nothing bad ever happened when Steve Jobs was alive. It is as though he knew exactly how many iDevices to manufacture every launch and that there weren't QC issues before his death. Either we're dealing with a new generation of folks who weren't around long enough to know how things went before his death or we're dealing with people who are quite forgetful.
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago
Apple created iMessages for one reason, and that is for their customers to become so highly dependent on the feature that it becomes difficult for them to abandon the ios platform. iMessages is a part of every apple device, from computers, to ipads, ipods and phones. So when it does break down, it does have an impact on many people. RIM found this out when BBM had it's major failings a few years ago. People did get upset, and did abandon RIM. The problem with BBM was that it wasnt integrated into other devices and computers so it did not have as big of a foot print that iMessages has. iMessages isn't going anywhere now. It is so intertwined with all their products. That's is why they need to have it a high priority when problems do arise.
Rating: 2 Votes

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