Apple has said it is working on another update for its new iOS 7 operating system to fix an issue that has caused users to complain that iMessages sent to other iPhone users are not being delivered.
Message boards for Apple fans are awash with complaints about the situation, which leaves users either unable to send messages or only being alerted that their messages have not sent many hours later. V3 can attest to the issue, having seen messages it has tried to send failing to deliver.
Apple said it is working on the issue. “We are aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have a fix available in an upcoming software update,” Apple said.
“In the meantime, we encourage any users having problems to reference our troubleshooting documents or contact AppleCare to help resolve their issue. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes impacted users.”
The update, if and when it arrives, will be another quick fix Apple will have been forced to roll out as its new operating system has already had two updates since going live on 18 September.
The first was for iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S users and fixed a number of unspecified bugs, while the second, current update to iOS 7.0.2 addresses security flaws that made it possible to bypass the lock screen to make calls and access applications.
To date, Apple has announced that over 200 million iOS devices have upgraded to the new operating system, which alongside a major design refresh, also includes a raft of new features and functionalities.
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