Apple Surprised Carriers With iMessage Announcement

Apple Surprised Carriers With iMessage Announcement

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Apple did not inform carriers that it was planning to launch a new messaging service, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber.

(A well-informed little birdie tells me that Apple’s phone carrier partners around the world found out about iMessages when we did: during today’s keynote.)

Built right into the Messages app, iMessage allows you to easily send text messages, photos, videos or contact information to a person or a group on other iOS 5 devices over Wi-Fi or 3G. iMessages are automatically pushed to all your iOS 5 devices, making it easy to maintain one conversation across your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iMessage also features delivery and read receipts, typing indication and secure end-to-end encryption.

Mobile phone carriers typically make a lot of money off their SMS services so they probably aren't too pleased about Apple's new service.

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Apple Surprised Carriers With iMessage Announcement

Fernando - July 13, 2011 at 11:49pm
Please I wanna send picture help me I know this page is the best.
Solution - June 13, 2011 at 3:05pm
Well, it\'s time to stop paying for SMS. Imaging you pay for Internet monthly and additionally for every Email. Moreover, you pay to send an Email and recipient pays to receive it. Who likes this approach? We should have filed a class action suit long time ago!!!
Sajd - June 9, 2011 at 2:22pm
Ya era hora que apple tenga ese servicio para sus clientes.! :-) It was about time that Apple has that service to its customers.!
Rupinder khera - June 7, 2011 at 1:56pm
Well done ... Apple
Jupiter - June 7, 2011 at 10:11am
I can\'t wait for iMessage... I know it\'s like BBM, but thats all the Cackberry had... Now there is no reason to get a crackberry haha
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