Cellular operators must be happy – iMessage is down. The popular service that sends SMS messages over IP between iOS devices is down since 3pm ET. So, as of now, many people is spending money, most likely even without realizing about it, by sending SMS the “traditional way“. Perhaps people with unlimited messaging plans do not care too much, but if you are on pre-paid, you might be spending a lot of money. All in all, it will for sure getting cellular operators.

Anyways, I just wanted to post it here in case someone tries to google “iMessage down?”. By the way, you can check the status of all Apple online services here.