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:

“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 a statement. “In 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: