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When I receive a message there will immediately be a notification, however when opening the Messages app, the message will usually take about 5 seconds before it appears.

If there a known issue with the OS or a quick fix for this issue?

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iMessage and iCloud have lots of issues with delivery, sync, and reliability. There's no fix, but you can always write feedback to Apple or file a bug report (free developer account required).

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This might be as close as we will get to an answer. Thank you Kevin :) – Nippysaurus Jan 7 '13 at 7:04

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