We already know all about the Apple text message bug that is crashing iPhones. Both Web and Biggly wrote about it here, here, and here. Of course we’ve never been one to talk too much about something.
But here’s news! As Apple is surely trying to fix it, or at least figure out how to call this a feature instead of a bug, social media is fixing it for them.
We have discovered that both Twitter and Facebook are now blocking the message. Of course we tried it several times, to other BlackBerry users, as we’re in no danger of the message frying our phones. Each time the message was blocked. You can still Tweet it, but when trying to direct message, it fails. On Facebook you’re given a warning screen and told to remove the ‘link’.
So as the Apple team fiddles with their thumbs — works tirelessly to fix this iDiotic issue, both Twitter and Facebook have fixed it for users on their end. At this rate, perhaps carriers will block through text messaging and ISP’s will block e-mails? All before Apple fixes it? And if that happens, then like most issues, Apple will never fix it.
Thank you Twitter and Facebook for protecting your users when Apple is not capable of doing so. We can assume if this was occurring to BlackBerry or even Windows Phone users, you’d do the same right?