“A former iPhone user sued Apple Inc. claiming the company’s messaging system interfered with delivery of texts after she switched to an Android-based smartphone,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg. “Apple’s iMessage retains text messages sent from other users of Apple devices and won’t deliver them to her Samsung Electronics Co. phone running on Google Inc.’s Android operating system, Adrienne Moore said in the complaint filed yesterday in San Jose, California.”
“People who replace their Apple devices with non-Apple wireless phones and tablets are ‘penalized and unable to obtain the full benefits of their wireless-service contracts,’ according to the complaint,” Rosenblatt reports. “The text-messaging lawsuit, which seeks class-action status and undetermined damages, claims Apple failed to disclose that switching to a device other than one running on Apple’s iOS operating system would result in the interference. The suit is based on contractual interference and unfair competition laws.”
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MacDailyNews Take: For the terminally obtuse, Apple’s iOS Messages webpage very clearly states:
iMessage lets you send messages back and forth with anyone on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or a Mac running Mountain Lion or later.
Nowhere does Apple state that their iMessages instant messenger service will work with inferior pretend iPhone knockoffs.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” and “David E.” for the heads up.]