A cheating husband sued Apple after his wife found texts he had “deleted” that were sent to sex workers.

The Briton believes he might still be married if his partner had not found the secret messages


A businessman is going to sue Apple because his wife found messages he “deleted” from sex workers on another device and is now suing Apple.

The cheating husband, who has not been named but is said to be an English middle-aged man, says that his wife filed for divorce because Apple wasn’t clear about deleting messages.

In the last few years of his marriage, he told The Times, he had turned to hookers and would text them through the iMessage app on his iPhone before getting rid of the messages.

But his wife saw the messages on the family’s iMac computer, along with notes from several years back that he thought he had deleted.

Being sued for £5 million
He told the Times newspaper, “If you are told a message is deleted, you have every right to accept it is deleted.”

“It’s all still very painful and raw.” It was a very cruel way for my wife to find out.

“I think I would still be wedded if I had been able to talk to her reasonably and she hadn’t been pounded so hard with the truth.”

“Divorce is an extremely stressful procedure, and you have kids and family dynamics,” he said.

“I believe it’s all because Apple told me my messages were gone when they existed.”

It would have been easier to figure out if the message had said something like, “These messages are deleted on this device.” Or, “These messages are deleted on this device only.”

He is now fighting the company for the more than £5 million he lost in his divorce and the costs of the case. He says the company doesn’t make it clear to customers that deleted texts can show up on other Apple devices.

One of the businessman’s lawyers, Simon Walton, told the Telegraph that “Apple had not been clear with users as to what happens to messages they send and receive and, more importantly, delete.”

“The iPhone often informs the user that messages have been deleted, but as we saw, that’s not still the issue and is tricky because the messages can still be found on other linked devices, which Apple doesn’t tell its users,” he said.

“I’d love to hear from other Apple customers who have had the same problems,” he said.

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