Tim Cook says ‘purchase your mom an iPhone’ if you want to end green bubbles

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Apple CEO Tim Cook dismissed the idea of adopting RCS messaging to put an end to the green bubbles that encompass messages when iPhone customers textual content somebody on an Android system.

“I don’t hear our customers asking that we put numerous vitality in on that at this level,” Cook stated when requested how Apple founder Steve Jobs would really feel about utilizing the RCS commonplace at Vox Media’s Code 2022 occasion on Wednesday evening.

But the one that requested the query, Vox Media’s LiQuan Hunt, got here again with the very legitimate grievance that his mom can’t see the movies he sends her due to the shortage of interoperability between iMessage and RCS, a next-generation messaging system that permits higher-quality photographs and movies to be despatched. If you’ve ever tried to ship a video from Android to iOS (or vice versa) you’ll know that your movies come out fully fuzzy on the opposite end. Cook’s response to this relatively annoying problem? “Buy your mom an iPhone.”

While it could appear foolish, the bubble coloration in iMessage that distinguishes Android (green) customers from fellow iPhone customers (blue) has turn out to be a degree of competition. Google’s marketing campaign to publicly disgrace Apple into adopting the usual has clearly had no impact on Cook, who’s publicly specializing in opinions from individuals who have iPhones. Of course, there are different causes to keep away from including RCS — emails unearthed within the Epic trial confirmed Apple senior vice chairman of software program engineering Craig Federighi saying, “iMessage on Android would merely serve to take away [an] impediment to iPhone households giving their children Android telephones.”


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