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Apple Suggests iMessage As SMS Bug Work-Around
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Mack Knife
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8/20/2012 | 4:10:53 PM
re: Apple Suggests iMessage As SMS Bug Work-Around
This is laughable. Lets not fix the problem, lets tell all our dummy customers to use something else, something with an "i" in it.

Can you say lambs?
RudiX
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8/20/2012 | 4:14:16 PM
re: Apple Suggests iMessage As SMS Bug Work-Around
And when you want to text someone on a device other than Apple? What then?
Andrew Hornback
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8/21/2012 | 12:44:03 AM
re: Apple Suggests iMessage As SMS Bug Work-Around
Wow... so, I wonder what AT&T, Verizon and Sprint say about Apple telling iPhone users not to text.

A vendor like Apple that can't get their stuff together enough to fix an issue, so they decide to take it out on their resellers? I DARE anyone else in the technology ecosystem to try pulling a stunt like that.

Oh, this is certainly too good to be true...

Andrew Hornback
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pkohler01
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8/21/2012 | 3:17:13 PM
re: Apple Suggests iMessage As SMS Bug Work-Around
It's somewhat disturbing that Apple responded this way. It reminds me of how Microsoft used to handle security bugs.
sam-augur100
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8/21/2012 | 5:07:43 PM
re: Apple Suggests iMessage As SMS Bug Work-Around
I agree with all of you. And like Mack Knife said, it could just be a ploy to push an "i" based messaging system to make it popular in as little time as possible. Really Apple, if Steve J. was around, would this have gone by?
Unfortunately, a fix will come in the form of a new iOS upgrade/update and anyone using an iPhone 3 or lower may end up being forced to upgrade.
Then again, this could be another reason to force people to upgrade to a new iPhone from their old one.
ANON1237925156805
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8/21/2012 | 10:37:33 PM
re: Apple Suggests iMessage As SMS Bug Work-Around
Yes, outrageous on the face of it. But come on, Apple always makes a defensive blowhard comment like that to deflect criticism while they work on a fix. It's amazing that they haven't figured out what a stupid strategy that is but for now I'll assume that they are true to form and will fix it the problem in due time.


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