The issue, which surfaced as early as 2011, prevents text messages sent to some former iOS users from reaching their intended recipients. Apple has moved to fix the issue that prevented its support staff from manually fixing the issue for affected users.
Samsung user sues Apple over lost messages after switching to Android
The problem happens when Apple fails to de-register phone numbers from its iMessage database, and attempts to forward texts to iMessage, even if the user no longer has access to the service. In some cases, this leads to loss of messages.
A new study suggests that even voice input while driving is just as distracting as texting. When it comes to reaction time, those drivers using voice-to-text still took about twice as long to react versus drivers who weren’t distracted, which was the same slow reaction time as traditional texting.
Text messaging turns 20 today, makes us all look old
The world’s first ever text was sent in 1992, on December 3, by then 22-year old UK engineer Neil Papworth. The message was a short and customary “Merry Christmas” sent from a home computer to an Orbitel 901 mobile phone of one Richard Jarvis from Vodafone.