Humor: Medical science may hold the key to iMessage sending to other platforms

Humor: Medical science may hold the key to iMessage sending to other platforms
Apple iMessage users to one degree or another have had to contend with the issue of what happens if someone were to (gasp) step off the iOS reservation and start using another platform.

The issue arises when an iPhone user switches to another device and that user’s friends that still have iPhones. When those friends send an SMS, the former iPhone user doesn’t get them because the friends’ iPhones are still trying to communicate via iMessage.

Apple knows about the issue, but has apparently been concentrating on other projects (maybe Maps) since nothing has been done about it at a system level. For folks looking to make the change, Apple suggests turning iMessage on your iPhone off before moving your SIM to another device.

Given how seamlessly iMessage will convert to SMS for another iPhone user (with an iPhone), it is strange that the system cannot do the same for a number that isn’t even an iPhone anymore. The problem is pervasive enough that a former iPhone user has started a lawsuit against Apple, and hopes to take it to class-action status.

Meanwhile, there may be another solution, and it does not involve voluminous amounts of code or racks of switchgear, but rather, something more, shall we say, medicinal. What do you think? Could it work?

source: The Joy of Tech



1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Lol, laxative. iPhone is having constipation.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

More like Hotel iMessage - you can check in but you can never leave….

5. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

WTH... Constipation... And that is a wrong place to keep the Home button on the iPhone... Funny...

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Android looks so adorable cute.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I think iPhone's medical issues are serious enough to go to a specialist:

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Is it the SII, Cute.

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Pretty sure it's the S5

10. .AppleJack

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

You don't becasuse the "S" Line of samsung has always the same design LOL

12. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Actually looks diferent then the older Galaxy S phones. Just check out the button for example. Now on the other hand the iphone hasnt changed its look at all in about 5 years. So dont know what your point or who you were trying to bach here. The iphone has a known defection home button. Instead of fixin that they make a accesibilty button. Boo. And the power button is a known defect as well. but hey lets just keep making it exactly the same so people have to keep buyin new ones when they break theres and it makes our sales look better.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, it's not often that Joy of Tech is even remotely critical of Apple (read through that comic, it is the biggest crap pile of Apple fanboyism you'll ever read) especially when Android or Google play into the topic. Nice to see them be a little more objective for once.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pot calling the kettle black

11. Chrisshenanigan

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 01, 2014

I've had this issue before, when the lock button on my iPhone stopped working. I purchased a Windows Phone to use for the time that my phone was being repaired, and it was a very quiet 2 weeks, because I couldn't receive messages from my friends with iPhones. Strangely enough, when I bought an Android in February, I didn't have any issue getting messages from iPhones.

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