iMessage problems to be fixed, Apple says

(WJLA) - Apple has acknowledged and is diligently working to fix a bug with its iMessage system, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The company says that it's aware of a problem that is randomly stopping users of the messaging service from sending and receiving iMessages, specifically after users installed the latest update to iOS 7.

"We are aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have a fix available in an upcoming software update," Apple said in a statement.

Apple released its much anticipated iOS 7 on Sept. 18.