As you are all familiar with the previous version of iOS 5 update that brought the iMessage feature to all the iDevices and users all over the world sent and received messages via iMessage app. But today with the same added feature many iOS users are suffering and affected by the widespread of iMessage outage.
This report have hit the internet web that Apple’s iMessage is now experiencing a widespread outage and that problem seems to be affecting all sorts of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Though the Apple’s Cloud status page shows no problem, and that cloud service was also been a part of iOS 5 iteration along with the iMessage. Both AT&T and Verizon carrier independent as a number of users have reported issues of outage.
According to the CultofMac, because Apple’s iMessage service doesn’t use a carrier’s SMS protocola to communicate, iPhone users should still be able to send and receive text messages, but it now seems that users are facing problems when sending iMessages over WiFi rather than cellular data channels.
However, iMessage doesn’t use the carrier SMS system to communicate, but the service having problems across carriers indicates that this is, at least, not a network specific problem. With iMessages coming with Apple IDs and Wi-Fi are having no issues, but still delayed deliveries.
Because of the iMessage coming over the carrier networks like AT&T, Verizon and others that seem to be displaying the worst issues. Frustrated iOS users have taken to Twitter to express their frustration in the lack of service, while Apple has yet to respond to the outage.
Usually iPhone users can fall back to text messages, but the iPad and iPod touch users, are stuck. Theere are lot of them who uses the iPod touch as a phone with iMessage and apps like Viber for voice.
Waiting for Apple’s official response and will let you know as soon as updates are available. May be fixed in iOS 6 finally? Till then, if you’re having issues go ahead and switch to WiFi to see if that helps, and try to send it from an Apple ID, rather than a phone number. Via TNW