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Apple's iMessage and FaceTime services experiencing downtime, again

iMessage, Facetime are down yet again - iFail strikes once more.

Published Sun, Nov 18 2012 4:33 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:14 PM CDT

If you're an iMessage user, you might have woken up - or suddenly discovered - that you're iMessage wasn't working. It seems the downtime of iMessage isn't just in certain locations, but is much more widespread.

Apple's iMessage and FaceTime services experiencing downtime, again |

TheNextWeb has collated a bunch of tweets, showing the pain that iMessage users are going through right now, shown above. It looks like Apple has not only confirmed that iMessage is down, but so is FaceTime.

Apple experienced iMessage downtime just two months ago - and it seems that it has struck again. For a company this powerful, selling the premium product of choice in the mobile market, is it just me, or would one expect this to not happen - at least not this often. Twice in as many months is not good.

SMS still works, by the way - just the iMessage service and FaceTime. Apple has issued a statement via their System Status page, saying:

Users are unable to use iMessage. Normal service will be restored ASAP. Users may be unable to place FaceTime calls. Normal service will be restored ASAP.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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