iMessage is down for many, is it down for you?

We're getting a flood of reports from many of you that iMessage is down and you can't send or receive messages over Apple's network. Unlike iCloud, Apple doesn't provide a specific iMessage status page, so it's hard to tell how wide spread the issue is, how critical any failure might have been, or project how long it might last.

The pattern seems sporadic and the issues inconsistent, and it's working fine for me and the rest of iMore right now. If you are have problems with iMessage, however, please let us know when it started, where you are, and when it starts working for you again.