iMessage is a handy tool for iPhone users to send messages to other users for free. The service can best be compared to WhatsApp, with the only caveat that Android users cannot get started with it yet. Something that, according to Apple, is not for nothing.
It is a special day, as the battle between Epic Games and Apple continues. Both companies have had to submit all documents for the lawsuit that will start soon. In this article, we don't really look at that lawsuit, but we do focus on a very striking statement. Apple namely has spoken out about iMessage for Android.
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iMessage deliberately not for Android
There are few services that Android users really want from the iPhone, but iMessage seems to have become one. Actually, we have seen an increasing demand for the messaging service in recent years, but it has never appeared on Google's operating system until now. That has nothing to do with the fact that within the walls of Apple never thought about it. In fact, it has been a very conscious choice by the company.
The Epic Games lawsuit cites the lack of iMessage on Android. According to the company, this is yet another proof that Apple, in quite aggressive ways, is trying to keep its consumers within its own ecosystem. An argument that Apple itself seems to feed by indicating why iMessage never appeared on Android. Big names within Apple, such as Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller, have spoken about the messaging service before. So the message is mainly:
“IMessage for Android just removes obstacles in iPhone families so they can give their kids Android phones”
In other words, Apple's main concern is that it will only lose the moment iMessage becomes available for Android. Something that seems to be confirmed again today.
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Android is therefore not yet equipped with iMessage and if it is up to Apple that probably won't happen for the time being. But don't worry! The Google Play Store, which incidentally has been updated today, is full of fantastic apps and games.
Source: Smartphones – WANT by www.want.nl.
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