Some Experiencing Delays and Failures When Sending iMessages [Update: Fixed]

According to reports on the MacRumors Forums and on Twitter, Apple's iMessage SMS-replacement service is currently experiencing some sort of system outage.

Users are experiencing difficulties with delayed messages, messages completely failing to send, as well as read receipt notification errors. The problem is intermittent and not universal, but given the high-profile that Apple places on the service -- it's enabled by default on every iOS device -- any sort of outage is going to affect many users.

We've emailed Apple for comment and a timeline for a resolution, but have yet to hear back.

Update: iMessage appears to be working again for many.

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Asclepio Avatar
153 months ago
who cares, it's thinner and lighter
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Patriot24 Avatar
153 months ago
Just wait until everyone starts linking their phone numbers to their Apple IDs on Wednesday. The number of iMessages sent is going to go through the roof.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dethmaShine Avatar
153 months ago
iMessage is absolutely ****. It just doesn't work properly.

I face issues with iMessage everyday. :/
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
153 months ago
Oh my, the drama! I mean, just send it as a TEXT, it's a default, duh. Yea, I know, not from an ipad or mac, but BFD. What's up with the PERFECTION expectations people? Deal.

SMS = 19 cent
iMsg = 0 cent
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yonis Avatar
153 months ago
We've emailed Apple for comment and a timeline for a resolution, but have yet to hear back.

Yeah, I'm sure they'll get back to MacRumors right away. :rolleyes:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ECUpirate44 Avatar
153 months ago
Steve Jobs never would have allowed this.

We really need a filter for this... It's not funny anymore.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)