Cloud Apple confirms iMessage service issues (updated) October 30, 2012 2:36 PM JVG Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Apple’s cloud-based messaging application, iMessage, experienced a few hours of service issues, the company confirmed on its iCloud support site Tuesday afternoon. Above: System status: not good At 2:15 p.m. Pacific, Apple updated a support site to confirm what disgruntled Twitter users and Apple forum posters had suspected for roughly an hour prior: iMessage is not functioning properly. The downtime is said to affect “some” users, though Twitter and forum updates suggest that the outage is affecting people in different regions all across the world. Update: At 3:54 p.m. Pacific, Apple updated its support site and said that iMessage and all iCloud services were working again. The company also confirmed earlier Game Center service issues that affected all users, and FaceTime problems for some. Tuesday’s service interruption is yet another unpleasant hiccup for the Cupertino company’s iCloud offerings. iMessage may also not be only victim today, as some folks are also complaining about issues with Game Center and iTunes Match. https://twitter.com/__LoveNoelxo/status/263390633786499073 iMessage really hates me talking to @SeriNeri .. SEND MY MESSAGES GOD DAMN IT — Brofolvski⚓ (@Emeryyy) October 30, 2012 Game Center, Apple’s cloud-based game hub for iOS users, experienced its own meltdown at various times late last week and through the weekend, upsetting players of the hot game Letterpress. Apple did not immediately return a request for comment. Photo credit: MarkKoeber/Flickr VentureBeat is studying social media marketing tools. Chime in, and we’ll share the data with you.