iMessage Wiki – Instant Messaging Service
iMessage is an instant messaging service developed by Apple Inc. It is supported by the Messages application in iOS 5 and later and OS X Mountain Lion and later.
Features of iMessage :
iMessage allows users to send texts, photos, videos, contact information, documents and group messages over Wi-Fi, mobile phone Internet access, or other forms of Internet access to other iOS or macOS users, thus providing an alternative to standard SMS/MMS messaging for most users with devices running iOS 5 or later.
Launch date : October 12, 2011
Developer : Apple Inc
Status : Active
Type : Instant messaging service
Operating system : iOS, macOS, watchOS
Website : support.apple.com/explore/messages
- iMessage was announced by Scott Forstall at the WWDC 2011 keynote on June 6, 2011. A version of the iOS Messages application with support for iMessage was included in the iOS 5 update on October 12, 2011.
- On October 23, 2012, Apple CEO, Tim Cook announced that Apple device users have sent 300 billion messages using iMessage and that Apple delivers an average of 28,000 messages per second.
- In 2017, Google announced they would compete with iMessage with their own messaging service, Android Messaging.
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