Am I the only one disappointed with iMessage?
I thought the best feature of iMessage was that -- supposedly -- I could have a conversation back and forth while at work and then when I get home pick up the conversation on my iPad.
Apple's site says: "If you have more than one iOS device, iMessage keeps the conversation going across all of them."
Now I'm understanding that's not the case at all -- that iMessage only keeps the conversation going across all devices IF and ONLY IF they send the message to your e-mail address that you have set up?
Am I the only going "Dur, that's completely useless... who is going to know to text my e-mail address?" Just seems like people are going to send to my phone # by default. While I understand my iPad doesn't share the phone number, I thought with this iCloud that it'd sync the messages across all my iOS devices that are connected to the iCloud. Definitely not as advertised.
- 10-14-2011, 05:23 PM #2
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My only complaint is that it doesn't merge conversations like I thought it might. It's hard to explain, but I have three different threads from one contact: one from his email address, another from another email address, and another from his phone number. All were sent from one iPhone. That doesn't make sense to me. Other than that, I am very pleased with the service and I'm sure Apple will continue to make it better until RIM goes down in flames.
- 10-14-2011, 06:38 PM #6
- 10-14-2011, 06:55 PM #7
How do u get it to show your contacts name ? I'm fine with separate threads for text / iMessage but text come as 1235657676 and other is 1 123 565 7676 so depends how it's saved in my contacts it shows the name for one and just a number for the other
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- 10-14-2011, 09:54 PM #13
Randy b hit the nail on the head...it essentially behaves like SMS/MMS over data, only without the character limit. BBM functions more like a traditional desktop instant messenger, one that's fairly well integrated into the OS. Obviously BBM is has been around a lot longer, and I expect it to be more polished and functional. I'm sure given time, Apple will continue to add improvements to iMessage.
While in theory I think it's nice to have the seamless integration into SMS, in practice it would work a lot better as a standalone app.
- 10-14-2011, 11:07 PM #14
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- 10-15-2011, 12:34 AM #16iPhone Newbie
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I'm sure iMessage will get better overtime with updates. iMessages works both on my iPhone and iPod touch. Don't have any problems starting a convo on one device and finishing it on another. The only thing I don't like is that it uses data. I only have 200 MB on my data plan.
- 10-15-2011, 01:46 AM #17
- 10-15-2011, 01:47 AM #18iPhone Newbie
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I don't see why people are so disappointed. It does what it says. I think it's awesome to have a special messaging service between iOS devices. You can see when someone is typing to you and has read their message you sent them. I think it's cool and will probably add some features later on but I think it works just fine as it is now. How about the disappointment of find my friends ? No one in their right mind is going to use that unless it's parents checking where their kid is at all times.
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- 10-15-2011, 04:12 AM #25
i think the cool thing about imessage is the fact that it has delivered and read indicators, not that its 'unlimited messaging'. i love the kik app so i just stick to that since its fast reliable and cross platform, but the whole point of imessage is to make texting more lively with "typing, delivered, and read"