Some Users Are Experiencing Delays and Failures Sending iMessages

Posted in Apple News, iOS on 17/09/2012 by Chris Hauk


Some users are apparently experiencing delivery delays and failures when sending messages via iMessage today. The problem is said to be intermittent and isn’t affecting all users.


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 delayed messages, with some messages completely failing to send. They are also receiving receipt notification errors. While the problem isn’t affecting all users, and the problems apparently come and go, the very fact that iMessage is enabled by default on every iOS device means this problem will be affecting many of the users.

Apple has not commented on the problems being experienced.

Are any of you having problems with iMessage today?

The story is developing, and we’ll keep you posted…


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

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