Apple iMessage update may fix bug that keeps texts in purgatory

Apple plans to address a notorious iMessage bug that prevents people who switch from an iPhone to some other phone from receiving certain text messages, reports Recode. The issue has existed for pretty much as long as iMessage has, but it recently came to attention again after Lifehacker‘s Adam Pash wrote about it on his blog and, separately, a lawsuit was filed in California over the issue, seeking class-action status. The bug can cause iPhone users to continue sending iMessages — rather than text messages — to their contacts who have switched away from iPhones, meaning that person will never receive it.

There have been convoluted ways to resolve the issue in the past, but now a statement from Apple suggests that a proper solution…

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