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Some Users Are Experiencing Delays and Failures Sending iMessages

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

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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.

MacRumors:

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…



  • biron29

    iMessage was running fine till about noon central time and hasn’t worked for me since…

  • Tom

    Two iMessages failed after a long delay in sending. Problem appears intermittent. I was able to resend almost immediately.

  • http://twitter.com/jus10t Justin Tysdal

    it’s been acting up for the last few hours

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sirvick Victor Augustus Franceschi

    Yeah it’s been weird today. Like stated above.

  • Tanja Helms

    I have been having problems for a few days now.

  • Phil

    I’ve been having this problem with iMessage for a couple of months… When it fails I send it as a text message and it works fine.

  • SHAWN

    its like bbm all over again!!! ugh

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