Spam – the digital kind, not the type you put in a sandwich – affects not only email inboxes. Forms of it can plague our mobile devices as well, even Apple's mobile devices and their iMessage texting platform. Thankfully, there is now something users can do about it as Apple is launching a system for reporting unwanted messages received via iMessage. To do so, a user must take a screenshot of the spam they received and send it to the company for analysis, along with the email address or phone number of the sender. Yeah, we know that this isn't the most advanced and refined method of reporting spam, but it is better than nothing.
will introduce a new blocking feature, allowing the user to prevent specific contacts from contacting them. Unwanted incoming calls, text messages, even FaceTime conversations will be blocked if the sender is blacklisted.Apple's spam reporting system is being introduced ahead of the launch of iOS 7, which is expected to start rolling out this fall. The newest version of the operating system