The man's wife, "Susan", consulted Apple after finding a close up image of her husband "pleasuring himself" in his sent emails folder.
When she confronted her shocked husband he blamed the message on his phone.
But Susan, understandably a little dubious, decided to ask for advice on an Apple help forum.
She explained the situation saying: "When I approached him about this he admitted that he took the picture but says that he never sent it to anyone. ‘ I think your marriage has a glitch ’
"He claims that he went to the Genius Bar at the local Apple store and they told him that it is an iPhone 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."
She asked her online helpers for information on the alleged glitch, saying her marriage depended on it.
But she found that the issue has never previously been reported on Apple's support forums.
Instead, she was offered advice on her ailing marriage.
"It's a glitch, but only happens if the pic is sufficiently raunchy," one user said.
"I think your marriage has a glitch," added another.
Susan said she was working on divorce proceedings and thanked everyone for their input.