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Why Apple Should Adopt RCS for iMessage and Why it Should Matter to iPhone Users

Why Apple Should Adopt RCS for iMessage and Why it Should Matter to iPhone Users

iMessage has been in the news lately, with Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer calling out Apple for bullying users into switching from Android to iPhone. He invited the iPhone maker to adopt RCS, calling it the “industry standard for modern messaging,” instead of developing an iMessage app for Android. And I agree. I think that RCS for iMessage could benefit both iPhone and Android users, read on to find out why.

Google SVP: ‘Not Asking Apple To Make iMessage Available On Android;’ Wants it to Support RCS

Google SVP: ‘Not Asking Apple To Make iMessage Available On Android;’  Wants it to Support RCS

Google has been publicly urging Apple to support Rich Communication Services (RCS) for the past year. The push for RCS gained steam this week with Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer accusing Apple of using iMessage as a pressure tactic to bully teens into switching to iPhones. Today, Lockheimer sought to clarify that he was “not asking Apple to make iMessage available on Android.” He adds that Google wants Apple to adopt RCS standards.

Google SVP Accuses Apple of Using iMessage to Bully Teens Into Buying its Products

Google SVP Accuses Apple of Using iMessage to Bully Teens Into Buying its Products

Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google Senior Vice President, criticized Apple for resorting to bullying and peer pressure to sell its products. He noted that Apple’s iMessage lock-in is a well-documented strategy to lure and lock people into its ecosystem.

iMessage Bug in iOS 15 Prevents You from Turning off ‘Send Read Receipts’

iMessage Bug in iOS 15 Prevents You from Turning off ‘Send Read Receipts’

Whether you find the Message app’s read receipts useful or annoying, not having control over the feature is far worse. Several iPhone users have recently reported a bug where even with the Send Read Receipts option disabled, the people they interact with on the app can see when they read messages.

Telegram vs iMessage: 10 Reasons to Use Telegram Over iMessage on Your iPhone

Telegram vs iMessage: 10 Reasons to Use Telegram Over iMessage on Your iPhone

Apple’s ecosystem can sometimes feel like a black hole: easy to enter, extremely painful to exit. And iMessage is one of the primary reasons why that is so. The company has kept iMessage exclusive to Apple devices, making it an unpleasant and expensive experience when messaging non-Apple users.

Google Messages Will Now Show iMessage Reactions as Emojis

Google Messages Will Now Show iMessage Reactions as Emojis

Your friend using an Android phone may soon be able to receive an accurate representation of your iMessage reaction. Code sleuths at 9to5Google found out that Android users could receive an emoji in response to an iMessage reaction, as opposed to a textual description of the actual reaction made at the Apple end of the equation. This feature has already begun rolling out for some users.

Researcher Claims Apple Will Have to ‘Re-Write iMessage Codebase’ to Combat Pegasus Spyware

Researcher Claims Apple Will Have to ‘Re-Write iMessage Codebase’ to Combat Pegasus Spyware

About a week ago, the iPhones of thousands of journalists, human rights activists, and ministers were discovered to be bugged with Pegasus spyware. A report disclosed that the spyware had entered the victims’ iPhones by exploiting iOS 14’s iMessage zero-click vulnerability. Now, a security researcher has said that Apple might even have to “re-write most of the iMessage codebase” in order to keep its users safe from spyware.

iMessage is Currently Experiencing Issues [Update: Resolved]

iMessage is Currently Experiencing Issues [Update: Resolved]

Just a few days after several iCloud apps faced issues, Apple on the System Status page has reported that some users are experiencing issues with iMessage. Due to the outage, some of the users are unable to send and receive messages on Apple iMessage.

Eddy Cue ‘Really’ Wanted to Bring iMessage to Android in 2013

Eddy Cue ‘Really’ Wanted to Bring iMessage to Android in 2013

An Epic Games brief has already revealed that Apple executives decided against bringing iMessage to Android so as to keep users locked into its ecosystem. Now, the latest deposition in the ongoing Apple v. Epic trial reveals that Eddy Cue wanted Apple to bring iMessage to Android.

Apple Admits to Not Bringing iMessage to Android to Keep Users Locked In to Its Ecosystem

Apple Admits to Not Bringing iMessage to Android to Keep Users Locked In to Its Ecosystem

It has long been argued that Apple has kept iMessage exclusive to iPhone to lock users into its ecosystem. Well, Apple has pretty much confirmed this in the court filings that it has submitted in its ongoing battle with Epic Games.