Apple Face Lawsuit After Apple Defector Loses Texts
Apple is facing a lawsuit after nulling text messages sent to people who were no longer Apple customers and had replaced their iPhones with devices from Apple’s competitors. This is in relation tot he iMessage app and the problem has though now been rectified.
American district judge Lucy Koh has ruled that Apple will face charges of “unfair competition”. The company’s handling of texts sent to those who no longer have the iMessage app and had switched to Android, Windows Phone or basically any device that wasn’t Apple.
Former Apple customer Adrienne Moore defected to Samsung and got herself a Galaxy S5. Judge Koh said that Moore had failed to receive ‘countless’ text messages sent to her from owners of Apple devices and because she no longer had Apple’s iMessage app she would never receive they messages. Judge Koh ruled on Monday that Moore could proceed with a claim against Apple for failing to disclose its company policy on devices that are not associated with its network.
Judge Koh was quoted as saying “The plaintiff has sufficiently alleged an injury-in-fact … to survive a motion to dismiss,” the judge wrote in her order. The plaintiff alleges that Apple’s interference with the receipt of her text messages deprived her of the full benefit of her contractual bargain with Verizon Wireless.”