iMessage Down for 30% of Users for 30 Minutes Tuesday Afternoon
At one point Tuesday afternoon, Apple's iMessage was down for approximately 30% of users during an outage that lasted thirty minutes.
Apple's system status page confirmed that the outage was detected at 12:35 p.m. PST and was finally resolved at 1:11 p.m. PST.
MMi has heard from several users (who have also taken to social media to complain) that the problem still hasn't been repaired for them yet. Apple, however, seems to have the situation largely under control, although it's impossible to tell how many users may still see some lingering effects from today's relatively widespread service implosion.
It goes without saying that Apple has been plagued by similar issues in recent months. Apple's iCloud, for example, wreaked havoc on millions of users across myriad iOS devices last month as the service dipped, following previously reported outages spanning everything from iCloud email to GameCenter.
As of this writing, it's unclear what exactly caused the latest issue or how many users may still be experiencing service glitches.