Is anyone concerned by the fact that Apple seems to keep all iMessage chat history archived on their servers, for an indefinite amount of time? I recently realized that Apple will keep copies of messages sent weeks earlier and will try to "sync" them to a device that has been registered in the past as an iMessage device, and you have just turned on. Example: On my Apple ID I have an iPhone, iPad, two iMacs, and a MacbookAir. All devices are registered for iMessage use, under the same Apple ID. For the past few months I rarely use MacbookAir because iPad has become my primary mobile computing device. Yesterday I turned on my MacBookAir after several weeks of inactivity. As soon as I logged in, iMessage started "downloading" conversations that have ended and have been deleted from all my other devices, many weeks ago. So my questions are: 1. Why does Apple keep a copy of all the iMessage conversations for an indefinite amount of time? 2. Why is this not mentioned anywhere? 3. Why does not Apple give you the option to delete all that archived history of iMessages from their servers? Wouldn't it be more logical that Apple tries to sync messages for a specific amount of time (as the SMS protocol does), and if after that period the message is not delivered, it should be deleted from their servers?