Due to the NSA snooping scandal, Apple has denied that they have the ability to read user iMessages. Security company QuarksLab has issued a white paper that describes how a hacker or Apple themselves can access iMessages.
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Apple has confirmed that there is an iMessage glitch in iOS 7 that prevents users from being able to send iMessages. The issue will be fixed in a software update coming soon. iOS 7 users are not happy with the glitch as many people are venting on Twitter. Many iMessages get stuck in the “Sending” phase and the message does not get delivered. Here is a temporary fix:
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Apple now owns the iMessage registered trademark. Apple’s newest trademark was officially registered on November 20th. The trademark was first registered in September 2011 according to Patently Apple. Apple iMessage was launched at WWDC in June 2011. iMessage works on iOS and OS X devices. Text and photos can be sent between devices without consuming the data plan. Apple has submitted their fourth Passbook related trademark application. The filing also covers the app’s icon under International Classification 035.
Apple has updated their status page to acknowledge that iMessage is suffering from downtime today.