Apple Will Go To Court After Judge Gives Disappearing iMessage Lawsuit The Green Light

The first of two lawsuits aimed at Apple over the issue of disappearing iMessages that don’t make it to the Android phones of former iPhone users has been given the go-ahead by a judge, which means Apple will have to respond to the allegations in court.

This, just a few days after Apple finally released an online fix for the issue, which users claim keeps text messages from iPhone users in limbo after people switch to Android.

In the federal lawsuit filed in May, which seeks class-action status, the plaintiff alleged that Apple didn’t tell customers about the potential texting issues when they stopped using their iPhones.

That problem disrupted the woman’s service contract and got in the way of her using her new Samsung phone, violating a California unfair competition law, the lawsuit claims.

Apple will have to answer in court, CNET reports, after a U.S. district judge gave the case the green light, saying that the plaintiff has a right to try to prove that Apple did obstruct her use of another company’s phone and prevent her from fully using her Verizon wireless services.

“Plaintiff does not have to allege an absolute right to receive every text message in order to allege that Apple’s intentional acts have caused an ‘actual breach or disruption of the contractual relationship,'” U.S> District Judge Lucy Koh wrote.

Another former iPhone user has also sued Apple over the disappearing iMessage issue, claiming that Apple is unlawfully intercepting users’ text messages.

Apple must go to court over disappearing iMessage fiasco, judge says [CNET]

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