A Very Specific and Convenient iPhone Glitch 

A woman’s husband was fooling around on her, but when she caught him, he attempted to persuade her that it was all a misunderstanding caused by an iPhone software bug. Seeking to confirm this, she headed to the Internet. Specifically, she created a thread on Apple’s discussion forums1:

Please help! I took my husband’s i-phone and found a raunchy picture of him attached to an e-mail to a woman in his sent e-mail file (a Yahoo account). When I approached him about this (I think that he is cheating on me) he admitted that he took the picture but says that he never sent it to anyone. He claims that he went to the Genius Bar at the local Apple store and they told him that it is an i-phone glitch: that photos sometimes automatically attach themselves to an e-mail address and appear in the sent folder, even though no e-mail was ever sent. Has anyone ever heard of this happening? The future of my marriage depends on this answer!

Of course, no such problem exists, but the follow-up is not quite unanimous on that point.

Evil though it would be, my hope is that erikislame and judgement are simply anonymous wingmen, coming to the husband’s aid. Even dirtbags need friends, especially if they can’t tell a lie worth a damn.


  1. Fora, if you want to be all fancy about it. Or Roman. ↩︎