Apple working on a fix for people experiencing iMessage problems

iMessage has been frustrating some people following the iOS 7 software update. Either not sending, not receiving, or just plain not working. We've given you some potential iMessage fixes to try, which might help, at least temporarily. However, a proper fix looks like it's on the way from Apple. The Wall Street Journal:

β€œWe 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 a statement. β€œIn the meantime, we encourage any users having problems to reference our troubleshooting documents or contact AppleCare to help resolve their issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes impacted users.”

A fraction of a percent sounds small, but with hundreds of millions of people on iOS 7, even a fraction of a percent is a large number. In our iMessage poll yesterday, roughly 50% of iMore readers claimed to be experiencing problems with iMessage. So, hopefully the fix arrives sooner rather than later.

The advantage of Apple's new over-the-air (OTA) system is that it can deliver small updates more easily. Let's see how well it's put to use.

Meanwhile, if you're a small fraction of a percenter, let me know in comments!

Source: Wall Street Journal: