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iMessage Again Down for Some Users [Updated]

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Multiple users have emailed MacRumors and posted on Twitter that they are having difficulties sending and receiving iMessages.

Both iMessage and FaceTime were down earlier this week for several hours, though Apple's Services Status page does not indicate any problems as of 7:30AM Pacific time.

Update: Apple has updated its system status page indicating issues with both iMessage and FaceTime.

Update 2: Apple's status page indicates that the issue has been resolved as of 9:07 AM Pacific time, although we are still seeing scattered reports of problems.

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Posted: 17 months ago
Apple needs to get this iCloud related downtime mess solved.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
What the heck is the point in the status page existing? It's clearly manually managed, otherwise it'd be showing outages all the time.

Apple still seems to suck at online services. This is fact, not trollbait for what it's worth.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
POS backend obviously.

Why would I trust iCloud documents in the cloud again?
Oh right, I don't.

Dayum, Apple. Fix your internet operations.
Google's penetrating your turf - design, whilst you're slacking getting internet operations working.

Oh and please: take data integrity a bit more serious. HFS+ is a subpar filesystem and an iMac with 32GB RAM should be able to run ZFS or another data integrity checking and fixing filesystem in the 21st century.
It's not all just nice new candy features that look pretty.

Works fine for me. Android users stirring trouble this morning? :confused:


Not everyone connects to the same server.

Glassed Silver:mac
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
"It just works!"
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

Psst.. Just after I did 2 full restores.. What a waste of a couple hours.


Considering Apple's track record with its online services, why would you assume it's a problem on your end?
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

Apple needs to get this iCloud related downtime mess solved.


With everything having issues, it may be a cyber attack. In any case, Apple probably wouldn't say if it was.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

I'm being serious... I bet it has something to do with them testing systems or configuring the systems to work with new devices and/or software. They probably have to take it offline to work on it or something.


So they don't even have a development environment for testing? If that's the case, Apple's services are in worse shape than anyone could imagine.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
iCloud mail not working... sent a couple of emails from Mail via my .me and .icloud accounts, and they don't arrive to their destinations.

Quite annoying...

Lesson learned (again, after .mac and .me)... NEVER depend on Apple for online services.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

I've noticed that whenever things like this start consistently happening it means that Apple is about to send out an event invitation. Seriously, the last 2 times stuff like this happened there were events (I don't remember exactly when but I paid attention to it). I bet we see event invitations in the next 2 weeks.


What a great way to get people excited about an upcoming Apple event!
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
Apple really needs to step up their ability to maintain iCloud if they want to compete with Google. This has become a major problem as Google expands their reach into hardware (Apple's core strength).

As Ian Betteridge put it (http://www.technovia.co.uk/2013/03/a-mac-users-view-of-the-chromebook-pixel.html):

Google can do hardware with the same attention to detail and quality that Apple does. It’s not a shot across Apple’s bows, but more putting a flag in the ground that says “Come on Cupertino, we can do hardware — you think you can do services?”


Google is getting better at what Apple does best faster than Apple is getting better at what Google does best

Rating: 2 Votes

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