Next Year, Texting Between iPhones and Android Devices Won’t Feel so 2002
Apple moves to embrace RCS messaging standard
Grainy photos. No support for WiFi. Lingering doubts that someone actually saw your message.
Even in 2023, sending a text message from an iPhone to an Android device — and vice versa — feels bare-bones at best. But in a surprising change, Apple has agreed that should change in 2024.
On Thursday, Apple confirmed that it would build support for the Rich Communication Services messaging standard — otherwise known as "RCS" — into future software releases. That support will arrive "later next year." a time frame that suggests it will be folded into an upcoming version of the company's iOS, typically released in September.
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