British man reportedly suing Apple for $6M after wife discovered “deleted” messages of infidelity

Stevian Francis

3 weeks ago

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A man in England is reportedly suing Apple for $6 million for the ending of his marriage after his wife found “deleted” messages he sent to sex workers from their family iMac.

According to reports, the anonymous businessman has sought legal action against the tech company, claiming its ‘lack of transparency’ led to the collapse of his matrimony.

Speaking to the Times, the man admitted to his infidelity with sex workers during the final years of his marriage, in which he used the iMessage app as a means of contact.

He alleges Apple was not clear about deleted content from his devices remaining in the cloud and that it was directly tied to the breaking up of his relationship. Noting that his wife ‘of over 20 years’ found the messages using the app on the family iMac after they were removed from his phone.

“If you are told a message is deleted, you are entitled to believe it’s deleted he said In the interview.

“It’s all quite painful and quite raw still. It was a very brutal way of finding out [for my wife]. “My thoughts are if I had been able to talk to her rationally and she had not had such a brutal realization of it, I might still be married.”

He continued, “In my opinion, it’s all because Apple told me my messages were deleted when they weren’t.”

“If the message had said, ‘These messages are deleted on this device’, that would have been a clue, or ‘These messages are deleted on this device only,’ that would have been even better.”

Simon Walton, who is representing the businessman, told the Telegraph: “Apple had not been clear with users as to what happens to messages they send and receive and, importantly, delete.”

“In many cases, the iPhone informs the user that messages have been deleted but, as we have seen, that isn’t true and is misleading because they are still found on other linked devices – something Apple doesn’t tell its users,” he added.