Update: Reports of the outage are slowing down, although it’s unclear if issues are entirely resolved. Apple has yet to update its status page.
It appears that Apple’s iMessage is suffering from widespread issues this evening. While Apple has yet to acknowledge the issue on its system status page, users on Twitter have been reporting issues for the past hour, so much so that iMessage is trending on the social network right now.
Users report that their iMessages are not being delivered, delivering as both an iMessage and an SMS, and being delivered more than once, even after the initial message was received and responded to. Other users report that iMessages are taking an abnormally long amount of time to send, while many images sent via iMessage won’t deliver at all. Some users report that a simple restart fixes their iMessage issues, at least briefly, while others say that turning iMessage on and off in the Settings app also helps.
Some users report no issues with iMessage. Apple has previously acknowledged iMessage outages on its status page, noting that in 2013 that one affected 30 percent of users. Earlier this month, iCloud suffered from a pair of outages.
You can view the tweets of many upset iMessage users below. We’ll update this post if or when Apple updates its system status to acknowledge the issues. Apple’s other services such as the iTunes Store and iCloud appear to be fine at this point.
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