Some Apple iPhone owners complaining of problems with iMessage since iOS 7 update43
The number of posts related to the problem have increased since the September 18th launch of the latest iOS build. The complaints picked up after iOS 7.0.2 went out last week. A solution has been posted in the Apple Support Communities forum. First, disable iMessage in Settings > Messages. Next, reset networking settings in Settings > General > Reset. Finally, re-enable iMessage in Settings > Messages. The only downside is that your iPhone will forget previously entered Wi-Fi passwords.
Some say that turning off their iOS device for a few minutes and then turning it back on is doing the trick, although others say that this simple fix is not working for them. Apple has had some problems since launching iOS 7. The first update, iOS 7.0.1, fixed a problem that the Apple iPhone 5s was having with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor while iOS 7.0.2 repaired a bug that allowed people to make a phone call to anywhere on an iOS 7 powered iPhone protected by the lock screen. The update also repaired a bug that allowed strangers to disarm a locked down iPhone and enter the user's Camera Roll. Pictures could then be edited, deleted or shared with social networks.
source: MacRumors via AppleInsider