Second iMessage Outage In Less Than A Week Strikes “Some Users,” According To Apple [Updated]

Second iMessage Outage In Less Than A Week Strikes “Some Users,” According To Apple [Updated]

Forever sending…

Looks like iMessage is having some more trouble after yesterday’s news that Apple iOS guru Scott Forstall is leaving the company. 5 days ago we reported a widespread iMessage outage that affected many of our readers around the world for hours. The issue was never addressed by Apple, but now we’re getting word that another outage is plaguing iCloud services.

Apple’s official iCloud system status page is noting that some users are currently experiencing an issue with iMessage, and we’ve confirmed that the messaging service is down in different areas on multiple continents.

We’ll monitor the outage and update this post with news from Apple when we have it.

Update: Apple is saying that all iCloud services have been restored to normal.

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  • Brody White

    I had a major issue with this for about an hour but the problem has seemed to be resolved since a few minutes ago…at least I hope it is…

  • TheMacGuy

    I think it might be Hurricane Sandy. Think about it. Apples data center is in North Carolina.

  • TheMacGuy

    Just went back online for me here in Southern California.

  • Stevaroo01

    A message I sent my wife finally came through (about 35 minutes later). So I guess it’s working now. I love iMessages… but I sure hope these outages stop happening!

  • tsabeeka
  • dcdevito

    iOS sucks

  • csman

    Fanboy or not, BBM is the most reliable instant messaging service worldwide. Longest outage was 2 days in the past 10 years.

  • technochick

    I think it might be Hurricane Sandy. Think about it. Apples data center is in North Carolina.

    Possible. And that shit started several days ago.

  • MWinNYC

    Also had major problems with iMessage today in NYC.

  • MWinNYC

    Forgot to mention- I only had problems with iMessage on my iPhone 5. But, I didn’t have any problems with it on my iPad 3
    I found really strange. Any thoughts?

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