genuinely curious, when was the last time apple made software for another platform? (and iTunes doesn't count)
I'd be happy. When sending out group messages at work, there's always one greenie in the group that pushes everybody to a standard text message. Now our IT group can force them to install iMessage and use for work messages ensuring better security.
tallest skil said:iMessage on other garbage wouldn’t sell Apple hardware, just like Apple Music (or whatever it is... beats? Doesn’t Apple make something for Android still?) doesn’t. It’s a terrible idea.
mazda 3s said:
I've been an iMessage user since it first came out. At first it was beneficial because carriers were still charging you for texts. Now everyone has smartphones and all the carriers have unlimited texting. Maybe im just clueless, but what exactly is advantage of iMessage these days over text messaging or WhatsApp or wherever else is out there?
I see a lot of students, when traveling or doing an internship abroad, put their local sim subscription on hold. In the other country they get a prepaid sim with just data. No phone or texting possible. And then they call and text through Whatsapp. If they buy a new prepaid card with a new number no one bothers to look at the new number, texting and calling just continues. I don't see this possibility happening to iMessage anytime soon.
If this is true that just tells me Apple hardware sales will continue to be soft and they're going to bring changes to iMessage that they can monetize and push to Android as well. I think it's pretty obvious that ads in the App Store are about generating more "services" revenue than anything else.
I really want Androids to install iMessage so they can message me when I am on Wifi without cell reception. I live in the mountains and there's NO cell reception at all. I can text anyone who have iMessage but not Androids so I had to install WhatsApp for that.
Doubtful. iMessage is a feature for iOS. What does it give Apple if it's on Android? Nothing.
Interesting push/pull approach. Push me away from iPhone by removing the headphone jack and reserving camera improvements to the 7+. Pull me to Android by provided iMessage there. Seems like a terrible idea for business.