According to reports from multiple outlets, users are currently experiencing some problems with Apple's iMessage service.
According to The Next Web, iMessages seems to be having problems on devices through multiple carriers. MacRumors reports that their forums are full of people complaining about an outage. The official Apple support forums current has a thread "iMessage not working."
"Is anyone else having issues with their iMessage? It keeps saying waiting activation and it has been for the past half hour. SMS are sending fine and all my other internet app ect are working as normal. Its so annoying!!! Help please," says one poster. "Having the same problem! At least I know it's not just me. Frustrating," says another.
A quick search of Twitter shows plenty of people upset about the service:
is anyone else's phone not sending iMessages?
— Kyle B (@notaurius) September 17, 2012
Who's having problems with their iMessages?
— Laura Perez (@lauraxoperez) September 17, 2012
WHY WON'T IMESSAGES WORK
— olivia (@oliviarymsza) September 17, 2012
Apple's iCloud Support page currently says that all services are online
I've contacted Apple for comment and will update this article accordingly.