This week Apple finally released a tool to unsubscribe from network numbers iMessage. Even though the company has now solved the problem, many people suffered from it when exchanging the iPhone for a device running a competing system (Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc.).
Such users were left with the phone number attached to Apple's messaging service and no longer received messages sent from iPhones from acquaintances. One of these people was Adrienne Moore, who traded her iPhone 4 for a Samsung Galaxy S5 in April and spent the entire time without receiving messages due to the problem.
As a result, as informed by the ReutersMoore filed a lawsuit against Ma alleging that the company failed to explain to users that iOS 5 and later had this specific problem. Yesterday Judge Lucy Koh decided that Moore deserves the chance to show that Apple has broken its service contract with the operator and violated a California unfair competition law by blocking messages addressed to her.