As you all are aware, you can turn on Read Receipts for iMessage. When you open a thread and view a message, it'll be shown as Read to the person who sent you the message. However if you see the message on the lock screen and decide to swipe on it and hit the "x", it'll appear as Read as well even though in the Messages app itself it is still unread. If you decide to clear the message from notification centre, it does not appear as Read to the other party involved, and it is still unread in the Messages app. The same happens on the Apple Watch - If I receive an iMessage and then raise my wrist to view it, I get two options: Reply and Dismiss. If I hit Dismiss, it appears as Read. If I clear it from the Watch's notification centre, it remains unread. Why is Apple inconsistent? Shouldn't hitting the "x" on a message from the lock screen leave it unread to the person who sent the message too? This needs to be fixed!