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Tim Cook would rather sell you an iPhone than add RCS to iMessage

Apple CEO Tim Cook touted the idea of ​​iPhone users receiving RCS messaging to end the green bubbles that surround messages when they text someone on an Android device.

When asked how Apple founder Steve Jobs felt about using the RCS standard in iMessage during the Vox Media Code 2022 event on Wednesday, Cook said, “I don’t hear our customers asking us to spend a lot of energy on it at this point.” the night

But the person who asked the question, Vox Media’s LiQuan Hunt, came back with a valid complaint, saying his mother didn’t see the videos he was sending her. All of this comes down to a lack of interoperability between iMessage and RCS, both messaging systems that can allow high-quality images and videos — if they work together. If you’ve ever tried to send a video from Android to iOS (or vice versa) using your regular text messaging app, you know that your videos are completely blurry on the other end. Cook’s suggestion for solving this annoying problem? “Buy your mom an iPhone.”

As silly as it sounds, the color of the bubble in iMessage that separates Android (green) users from fellow iPhone users (blue) has become controversial. Google’s campaign to publicly embarrass Apple has apparently had no effect on Cook, who openly focuses on the opinions of people who own iPhones. Of course, there are other reasons not to add RCS. Emails unearthed in Epic’s trial Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, said, “iMessage on Android can only be used to remove [an] iPhone is a barrier for families to give their kids Android phones.

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