Hey, did you text me?

Hi there iPhone friends,

Have you read the latest news that’s circulating on the internet about the iPhone? I saw this on CNN this morning, and thought it was worth the blog.


A nasty computer bug in Apple’s iOS allows anyone who sends an iPhone a certain text message to shut it down. Apparently CNNMoney independently tested the message and can verify it works. You send the special text message — and the receiving iPhone immediately crashes. It comes back on by itself after 15 seconds.

This isn’t devastating, but it is annoying and Apple will make a fix available. But some users have already started complaining that an alternative version of the code permanently disables iMessage — until you delete the conversation.

It’s difficult to know what’s wrong at this point, and Apple has not yet explained what’s happening but said in a statement: “We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters, and we will make a fix available in a software update.”

It’s unclear if someone stumbled on this code by accident — or was specifically looking for ways to wreak havoc.

My guess is that it was intentional. Mac computer users have been sheltered from the virus/malware/bloatware attacks that can plague Microsoft and Android systems…maybe it’s just time for the hackers to get their hands in the fruit bowl.

Good luck, if you have problems with this, you can give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we’ll help you out.

Take care, Ryan