With the wait for iOS 7 finally over, thousands of Apple fans rushed to download the updated operating system. But not everyone is on board.
Thanks to a social media rumor that iOS 7 notifies your pals every time you take a screenshot of their deepest, darkest secrets, there was much panicking over the end of an era. You know, the Era of iPhone-Enabled Blackmailing, Backstabbing and Screenshotting Sexts.
So you're telling me iOS7 tells people when you screenshot their texts? Fuuuuck
— Greg Overstrom (@gregoverstrom13) September 18, 2013
If ios7 really shows when you screenshot texts I'm quitting life
— who? (@samanthaisgone) September 18, 2013
Think the whole people seeing you've screenshot their message could be life ruining. #ios7
— Sarah Mee (@SarahMeeX) September 18, 2013
Seriously though iOS7, screenshot alerts? This is real life, not snapchat. Sometimes you just gotta document blackmail… get off my case…
— Laura Clark (@Llwutthecos) September 18, 2013
If iOS7 tells people when you've screenshot their texts then i'm fucked
— George Garrett (@georgeygarrett) September 18, 2013
If at any time your phone notifies you that I have screenshot our texts please let me know so that I can sue the shit out of apple #iOS7
— Brittany Tyler (@btyler16) September 19, 2013
But does iOS 7 really send an alert when you screenshot a text?
Does iOS7 really do the thing when it tells you when someone has screenshot your texts?
— The Trumpet Leader (@LeaderTrumpet) September 18, 2013
Twitchy Labs verdict: Are you guys for real?
PS the text screenshot rumour on iOS7 isn't real. @sarahkershaw94 and I just tested it. Panic over @LucyPithie ?
— Lois Jamieson (@loisjamieson) September 19, 2013
Me and my sister checked. Ios7 doesn't tell when you screenshot texts??
— Bryn (@BrynRen) September 19, 2013
— Rachel Snider (@Rachelsnider92) September 19, 2013
Guys iOS7 doesn't tell people if you screenshot their messages stop believing everything you see on a fake celeb twitter account m'kay?
— drew (@MozzareIIaStix) September 18, 2013
All that time spent on workarounds was for nothing.
But really .. if iOS7 really tell em when I screenshot a txt message .. I'll just use another camera and take a picture of my phone's screen
— Guilt Trippin (@YaNcEY_ThEKiDD) September 18, 2013
The rumor appears to stem from news that iOS 7 would make it easier to screenshot Snapchat messages without alerting the sender.
— No American Dream (@NoAmericanDrm) September 11, 2013
Best part of iOS7? It doesn't close the snapchat window when I try to take a screenshot. Stay creepin.
— Sicillionaire (@Cala_Lesina) September 18, 2013
— Donny Anderson (@Donny480) September 18, 2013
So, no more need to panic. Your creepster screenshots of texts are safe. Rejoice!
The IOS7 screenshot texts rumor was a lieeeee ? #hallelujah
— Erin Doyle (@erinkdoyle) September 18, 2013
I'm just really glad that iOS7 doesn't actually tell people when you screenshot their texts, because that is life-changing and too crucial.
— Dorothy Allison Camp (@allison_camp) September 19, 2013