Humor: Medical science may hold the key to iMessage sending to other platforms
posted by Maxwell R. / May 19, 2014, 10:58 PM
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
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Lol, laxative. iPhone is having constipation.
posted on May 19, 2014, 10:59 PM 4
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I think iPhone's medical issues are serious enough to go to a specialist:http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-proctologist.htm
posted on May 19, 2014, 11:23 PM 0
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Is it the SII, Cute.
posted on May 20, 2014, 1:49 AM 1
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You don't becasuse the "S" Line of samsung has always the same design LOL
posted on May 20, 2014, 2:23 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 21, 2014, 12:20 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 20, 2014, 2:07 AM 1
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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.
posted on May 20, 2014, 3:50 PM 0
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