[Update: Service on iMessage and Face Time has been restored as of Monday morning.]\n\tWhat\u2019s going on with Apple these days? Instead of the polished perfection we came to expect over the years, products and services now seem to glitch as often as stuff made by that big company from Redmond whose name begins with "M." This time iMessage is out, the third time since September. And for good measure, FaceTime is down as well.\n\tI noticed this Sunday afternoon, and a quick check of the Twittersphere, and then Apple\u2019s support page, confirmed the outage, which apparently started around noon Eastern Time. Apple says service will be restored ASAP, but there\u2019s no word yet about why the service went down or what time Apple expects it to be up and running again.\n\tSome users sending\u00a0 texts on iMessage get an error stating that the recipients "aren\u2019t registered with iMessage."\n\tiMessage is just what it sounds like \u2013 a messaging service for iOS that let\u2019s users send texts to other iPhone and iPad users via WiFi and free of charge. FaceTime, of course, is a video call app. (iMessage was added to OS X a while back, but I suspect most people use it on mobile devices.)\n\tThis is the third disruption in the last few months. Outages in October and September left many users with the same message sending issues. Frustrated users jumped on Twitter to spread the word. Most were quite irritated, as one user tweeted "to have to text like a peasant." Others, like @reganmkemble, at least had a sense of humor about it.\u00a0 "Okay everyone, I think we've established iMessage isn't working. So just go to your setting and turn it off and stop bitchin," she tweeted.\n\tWorld peace, such as it is, is hardly threatened by an iMessage and FaceTime outage. Nonetheless, it is annoying and you've got to wonder what's going on with Apple these days.