Don’t Plan On Using iMessage, Apple Suffering Apparent Outage [UPDATED]


If you’re a heavy iMessage user you may have to revert to another form of communication for the afternoon. Apparently quite a few users are experiencing outages, according to The Next WebA simple search of ‘iMessage’ on Twitter will bring up thousands of whining Apple fans complaining about the outage.

After reading many tweets, it sounds like the outage is only affecting a few people. For example, one tweet reads, “my iMessage is only working for some people.”

Currently we are still trying to find out the source of the problem and a statement from Apple. We will update the post when we receive any additional details.

UPDATE: The issue is mainly relating to phone numbers on the 3G network. People are having less issues when it comes to using their Apple ID over a Wi-Fi network to send iMessages. There is more to come…

Are you experiencing the outage on your device?


  • Xing

    Nope works fine for me

  • frank

    mine isn’t working

    burlington, on

    iphone 4

  • If I had any friends I’d let you know.

  • RyanStOnge

    That’s good. It’s weird how only some people are having the issue.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    earlier today it wasnt working, no problem now

  • Cameron

    It’s a bit delayed but nothing I’m not used to being on Rogers…

  • Mike

    Mine is very slow

  • I had this problem this morning on 3G and couldn’t send a message to my gf. Once I switched to wifi the message went through.

  • RyanStOnge

    Yeah, that was one of the problems noted with the issue. Some received full out fail messages while others had delays.

  • J.

    Having trouble since this morning.

  • kmlmzhr

    You made my day Sir. Here, take my money!

  • i dunno about imessage but facetime certainly is unreliable as it can be.