A peculiar bug has been discovered that apparently cuts off the last word of certain phrases sent through iMessages. The word appears invisible to both the sender and the recipient.
A MacRumors screenshot shows the words "Obama" and "surprise" left off of the two sent messages. In an effort to emulate the bug, our own Senior Apple Editor Jacqui Cheng sent out the same two messages, and both were mysteriously missing the same words, despite then being seen as the messages were being composed.
Evidence of the bug is making the rounds on Twitter, though it seems to have been discovered back in December by Apple Support forum member "Mazzlefizz." The original post inquired about iMessages occasionally sending out messages with missing words. "It's repeatable," the poster explained. "It can happen with both short and longer messages." Mazzlefizz also posited that it could have "something to do with the length of the message or how it is being wrapped."