Apple's iMessage, FaceTime hit with second outage this week

The company's two major communication networks go down for the second time in the same week.

Apple's iMessage and FaceTime networks are once again experiencing outages.

The outage, which is the second this week, began just before 8 a.m. PT, and once again affects "some users," according to Apple's system status page.

Both services experienced a similar outage this past Tuesday that lasted more than five hours.

iMessage is Apple's proprietary messaging platform that works between iOS and OS X users. FaceTime is the company's live video chat service, also for those two platforms. In January, Apple said that iMessage users were sending more than 2 billion messages a day on the service. For iPhone users, those are often in place of text messages when sending to another iOS device.

Update at 9:47 a.m. PT: And just like that, Apple says they're back up. Apple also appears to have adjusted the outage time to end at 9:07 a.m. PT.

(Via MacRumors)

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