Apple iMessage is down (update)

Apple iMessage is down (update)
Apple's proprietary messaging service iMessage seems to be having some problems right now. Users in North America and Europe have been reporting that the service isn't working, but oddly iMessage only seems to be down for iOS users. At first, it looked like Mac users are not experiencing the same problems, but it turns out that the problem affects all Apple products. 

It seems that when users try to send a message via iMessage the system will hang, then either fail, or send the message via SMS if possible. No word on why this is happening, but it definitely looks like an issue on Apple's side, so nothing users can do will fix the issue. 

We'll keep watching and let you know when things get sorted out. 

**Update** At around 6:15PM EST the iMessage service was restored, and appears to be working on all platforms. Still no word on what caused the outage. 

source: The Verge

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24 Comments

1. blingblingthing

Posts: 894; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Surely this is the Imessage app on Android as Apple products and services can't fail and are reliable.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't know where u got that one from. They crash, jus not that often.

4. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Just keep giving up the control... all control... No... I am not joking:http://www.youvebeenowned.org/ Store stuff in the cloud? Buy physical or digital stuff? WRONG, your LEASING it! Want to resell that old Android or Apple device... WRONG you DO NOT OWN IT! #Comment sent from the 30th, after congress makes this decision on the 29th!

8. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Bump for important info on article. Especially for people who enjoy tech. Seems unconstitutional

16. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I highly doubt that the Supreme Court will allow this. It just seems illogical. If people are allowed to resell cars and houses, why not phones? I understand the whole "it's their software argument," but there's a similar argument in the car industry: there are patents on numerous car parts. (Imperfect analogy, I know, because software is different than actual technology. But the tech corporations who want this to happen patent software like anything else, so it's fine.) In any event, it's a Supreme Court decision. There's not a ton that we can do, because the structure of the courts is designed to avoid politics.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"i" am truly disappointed, how am "i" supposed to send my purple pictures??!

18. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I call them sapphire pictures and. they are precious.

22. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I call it instagram hardware integration

15. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

One day Apple will be down as well :p

17. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"i" am working on it!

23. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

the forecast will call for blizzards in hell that day.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Jus tried to send one, and yep it's down. C'mon apple upsy daisy now.

5. Savage unregistered

Wait. The SMS flaw in iPhone affected the iMessage? Magical..

6. Iphone4 unregistered

WhatsApp is best

20. thelegend6657 unregistered

i use viber because the whatsapp iOS version cost one buck

21. Iphone4 unregistered

I got it free on iOS but now I use galaxy ace 2 so android free

24. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

whatsapp's servers have been lagging from too many users. Viber is more reliable. Hopefully whatsapp upgrades their servers soon

7. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Awww man I use Message on my mac... this sucks

10. Gawain

Posts: 432; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

It's not Apple...we're using iMessage wrong...

11. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Apple genius

12. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Youre holding it wrong xD

13. othello_bad

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I don't know what areas are truly affected because my Imessage is working just fine. I am in North America.

14. alan_1230

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

Like always .

19. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

pikapowerize says "just use bbm!" xD

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