Former iPhone User Sues Apple Over iMessage Delivery Fails

By Gary Cutlack on at

The well-known bug that sees users of iMessage lose their cellular texting abilities when moving away from an iPhone has hit the headlines, with a user in the US now suing Apple for wrecking her mobile plan's ability to receive SMS messages.

To add insult to injury, the legal papers claim she switched from an iPhone to a Samsung-made Android model. This confused the sentient iMessage server, which, saddened and confused as to why someone would leave the glorious Apple ecosystem, now won't go back to sending SMS messages over the air to the user's mobile number.

According to the case, this flaw leaves users "penalized and unable to obtain the full benefits of their wireless-service contracts" and isn't clearly advertised by Apple. So the people disrupted by this would like some money, please. [Bloomberg via Cnet]