MacNN | Facetime, iMessage briefly hampered for some users [U]
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Facetime, iMessage briefly hampered for some users [U]
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 @ 5:20pm

[Updated with recovery information] Apple is reporting that "some users" are affected by an outage affecting both iMessage and FaceTime communications. Users on the Apple Support forums are claiming that both services and display a "waiting for verification" message in lieu of sending the message or syncing a FaceTime call between participants.



The problems seem to be more prevalent on the iPhone 5. Some users are reporting that outgoing messages will ultimately be sent by SMS after trying iMessage, but this is not universal. Both AT&T and Verizon users are affected by the issue, suggesting a problem with Apple or critical networking equipment associated with the manufacturer. Apple's service page shows that the outage has been going on since about 3:15 ET. The company has made no statement on what the problem is, or when full recovery is expected. Update: After acknowledging the incident tersely, Apple noted that full service was restored at around 8PM Eastern Standard Time to all users.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Most Recent Stories:

  • Early benchmarks show Retina iMac processor's power against Mac Pros - 9:10 PM EST
  • Yahoo beats projections, previous year with $1.15B in revenue - 8:17 PM EST
  • GT Advanced, Apple strike deal to 'amicably' part ways - 8:08 PM EST
  • Court orders disclosure of Kim Dotcom's wealth to Hollywood studios - 6:42 PM EST
  • IC12 launches portable LED Light Cube light source - 5:50 PM EST
  • Briefly: Alpine Headphones, iDevices iShower2 - 5:22 PM EST
  • Apple says it's aware of Chinese iCloud hijacks, servers not affected - 4:20 PM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Yahoo beats projections, previous year with $1.15B in revenue - 8:17 PM EST
  • Court orders disclosure of Kim Dotcom's wealth to Hollywood studios - 6:42 PM EST
  • IC12 launches portable LED Light Cube light source - 5:50 PM EST
  • Microsoft confirms shift away from Nokia, new brand debuts in France - 3:56 PM EST
  • Windows 10 Preview updated, gives options for patch frequency - 3:47 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.