iPhone users the world over were affected by some downtime today which resulted in them being unable to send their text messages via iMessage, Apple's instant messenger service which sends text messages for free.
Messages were, however, able to be sent via SMS - but some were unhappy with this and complained that even though they turned off sending their messages as an SMS their text was sent as one, costing them money.
Contacted for comment, an Australian Apple spokeswoman said that their iMessage had not encountered any issues this morning, despite numerous blogs saying that their users had reported issues.
Apple's own website also had users reporting issues, but now most of those users say the problem appears to have been fixed.
- Fairfax Media