Reports are circulating that iCloud and iMessage are suffering technical difficulties, some of which have been confirmed by Apple (namely, iCloud not loading messages sent prior to yesterday). But the iMessage thing has gone unacknowledged, leading some to believe that the company might be tinkering with the system behind the scenes.
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