CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again


Husband blames iPhone for smutty pictures that upset his wife

Apple's Support site is inundated with suggestions as to why a woman's husband might have inadvertently e-mailed filthy pictures from his iPhone.

Are you prepared to help Susan042764 from New Jersey?

Apparently, her marriage is at risk, and only your knowledge of the iPhone can save it.

This drama is being played out, very publicly, on the Apple support site.

See if you are moved by Susan042764's question:

"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!"

You might find several questions knock on the inside of your forehead having read this.

Is this man so handsome and egotistical that he is sending raunchy pictures of himself to another woman? How did Susan042764 know that this e-mail actually went to another woman? Were the sender's name and number clear? Did he admit to knowing this woman? And why was Susan042764 sneaking a peek at his iPhone?

Did Susan attempt to contact the receiver of this spectacular raunchy photo? And why would the husband take the picture and not send it to his wife? Or his chiropractor? Or his shrink?

Still the Apple forumists have flocked to communicate with Susan042764.

CC Johan Larsson

First to reply was Tamara who offers nothing but female solidarity: "Images don't automatically attach to emails. I hope you and your husband can work things out though."

Hellovon, who has never posted on the Support pages before, seems to offer a more masculine response: "Your husband is lying to you. I use the iPhone with work and and needless to say we have all sorts of private documents that get sent. The iPhone has fairly reasonable security measures and would not do such a thing. Not only is your husband cheating on you, he LIED. TO. YOU. AS. WELL."

However, there are those who are Glitch Believers.

Take a poster called Judgement from Canada: "This has definitely happened to me a couple times too. At first I thought it was just accidental with the phone being in my pocket and just jumping around, but since the first two times I have made sure I have locked it. I don't really know how to fix it but its starting to worry me. My phone has already sent pictures to the girl I like, my grandmother as well as a buddy of mine. Thankfully none of them have been too raunchy."

A poster called Lythic, however, is convinced that Judgement is actually her husband: "The iPhone does not have this bug. Ditch the creep."

Then someone called Eldeecee offers some brass tacks: "I feel bad for Susan, but I am morbidly curious of what the picture looks like and the end results of her findings. I must not be the only one who is wondering about that."

Shockingly, Susan042764 replies: "Well, if you must know ... it was a close-up shot of him pleasuring himself taken at the exact moment of maximum pleasure. (I'm trying to remain G-rated here.) It's such a good shot that one must wonder if he actually practiced it a few times before getting it right! Add that picture to the late night phone calls and some other miscellaneous texts and e-mails that I found ... and this is not the first woman ... and let's just say that my atty is working on the divorce complaint. Nonetheless, I wanted to remain open to the possibility that it was all some big mistake (I think that he is the big mistake) and thank everyone who provided input on this discussion."

So, then, venerable tech experts of the world. Is it just a little glitch? Is marriage overrated? Or is it remotely possible that Susan042764 might be pulling the Apple forum's, um, leg?