iMessage and FaceTime Go Down Again on Friday
For the second time this week, iMessage and FaceTime saw outages today before all systems were working normally again by early afternoon.
This past Tuesday afternoon, we began hearing from readers reporting an outage in their iMessage and FaceTime services. Needless to say, it was deja vu all over again Friday morning as Apple's system status page
confirmed the repeat outage.
Similar to Tuesday's experience, we don't yet know what caused this issue, but it seems to be a persistent matter. Like before, only iMessage and FaceTime were impacted by the brief outage this morning. The App Store and other services continued to functional optimally during this period.
Although we don't yet know what's triggering the intermittent outages, Apple is consistently able to repair whatever is causing the disturbance within an hour or two.
Source: Apple Services, Stores, and iCloud