iMessage experiencing widespread outages [Updated]

Apple’s iMessage service seems to be very inconsistent today, with many people saying that the service is down. A quick Twitter search of #iMessage shows that the service is currently down for many users, but working fine for others.

Apple’s iCloud status page hasn’t reported any issues as of yet, but with so many users reporting the problem, something has to be wrong.

We’ve tested iMessage in Melbourne, and found no current issues, so the problem may possibly depend on your geographical location.

Although iPhone users can always fall back on regular text messaging if iMessage is down, users of iPads, iPod Touches and Macs do not have any other option, and hence, will be stuck.

We will keep you updated as this story progresses.

Update: According to Business Insider, all problems with iMessage have been fixed, and the service is running normal again.

Source: TNW

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