- 10-06-2011, 12:30 AM #2
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- 10-06-2011, 05:08 PM #8iPhone Beginner
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As others have said, it's basically BBM for iOS devices. Messages are sent as data rather than through your carrier. This allows for transfers of pictures etc. over your data network rather than using expensive picture messages as is currently the case with me. Also you can get delivery notifications, and see when someone is typing.
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- 10-06-2011, 10:31 PM #12iMore Intermediate
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[QUOTE=MasterofPuppets;1767431]You just fire off a message to anyone you like using the normal Message app and if the recipient has iMessage it will automatically switch to an iMessage. No need to do anything. No PIN required.
Oh cool so it won't be a separate app, now that's convenient
- 10-11-2011, 03:45 AM #13
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And it is NOT like BBM, in that it is not a standalone app, with features etc. It's a simple text message using data perk...
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- 10-11-2011, 12:25 PM #17iMore Intermediate
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While iMessage can be compared to Blackberry Messenger it has one huge advantage over BBM (other than being on am iPhone, of course ) in that it is one app for iMessage and text massaging. It is a smart way if doing things. You will also be able to move from iPhone to iPad to iPod touch and your messages will all be there- ready to continue the conversation. It is what I will likely use more than anything in iOS 5.
- 10-11-2011, 12:36 PM #18
I hope that it will have groups/group messaging added at a later date. That was one thing I loved about BBM, and definitely would love to see that on iMessage.
As stated before it will run over data, so if you're connected to wifi when you have no cellular service, it will work. Not every iPad has a cellular connection, and of course the iPod touch doesn't.
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You go to Settings>Messages and turn on iMessage. It sends a SMS (international) to activate it. You can use either your phone number or your email as your iMessage id.
When you type a message it automatically detects that the other person has iMessage activated on his device and you ll see "New Message" written on top turn to "iMessage".