Apple’s not only good at making a good profit on their products, but they’re also good at winning just about any court cases thrown at them. A Federal judge in the United States dismissed a lawsuit against Apple for iMessage messages not being delivered to other devices if the user switched from an iPhone.
The issue occurred because the users phone number was being registered to iMessage. When a user switched from their iPhone to any other mobile platform, messages sent to them from other iPhone users could get lost since they were no longer using iMessage, but their phone number was still tied to the service. After enough complaints and lawsuits, Apple created a dedicated website to de-register your phone number from iMessage.
The other option was to turn off iMessage on the iPhone before removing the SIM card from your old phone. Who’s going to actually remember to do that though? Most likely no one if they don’t know about it. Though these options may have fixed the issue, users were still unhappy about lost messages.
Apple won the case because the majority of the plantiffs either didn’t have their old iPhones anymore or were able to pinpoint where the missing text message went, either to the old iPhone or their new Android device.
My wife and mother-in-law had the same issue, but after de-registering their numbers through Apple’s site, they were able to receive messages from other iPhone users in the family. If you were a former iPhone user, did you have to de-register your phone number from iMessage services? Let us know by leaving your comment down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: Pocketnow
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