1. kfreemanii's Avatar
    Will imessage be better than kik and bbm, or be on the same playing field?
    10-11-2011 03:41 PM
  2. zackawee27's Avatar
    Will imessage be better than kik and bbm, or be on the same playing field?
    I think iMessage is going to be basically the same as BBM, you can make status' about yourself and you can instant text message people with iPhones. It shows when they're devices as well as on BBM. I bet iOS will do a better job of the the read and the typing back part.
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    10-11-2011 03:51 PM
  3. hollidizzle's Avatar
    I think iMessage is going to be basically the same as BBM, you can make status' about yourself and you can instant text message people with iPhones. It shows when they're devices as well as on BBM. I bet iOS will do a better job of the the read and the typing back part.
    it may be that way in the future but right now it is the same as your SMS texts... except it uses data. there are no statuses, no groups, it's just "baked" into the messages app. Oh but it does show you delievery receipts and a "typing" indicator.
    10-11-2011 04:03 PM
  4. MustangLife's Avatar
    Heres a screenshot below. Imessages is great. It automatically swaps from sms to imessages. The sms bubbles are blue instead of green. It shows when the other person is typing back. And its quicker than regular SMS.
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    10-11-2011 04:07 PM
  5. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    I think, judging from the 1 million preorders of the 4S in one day alone, that iMessage will become more relevant by the time the next iPhone is announced. I never got a chance to use BBM, but from what I hear they are very similar. Since Apple's iMessage is just now leaving beta stages and Blackberry has had a lot of time to develop BBM, I give Apple another couple months before updating it, and a year from now it will likely use all the same features BBM has, or more.
    10-11-2011 04:15 PM
  6. MustangLife's Avatar
    I think, judging from the 1 million preorders of the 4S in one day alone, that iMessage will become more relevant by the time the next iPhone is announced. I never got a chance to use BBM, but from what I hear they are very similar. Since Apple's iMessage is just now leaving beta stages and Blackberry has had a lot of time to develop BBM, I give Apple another couple months before updating it, and a year from now it will likely use all the same features BBM has, or more.
    Whats gonna be cool is texting people you just met or didn't know well and finding out if they have a iphone automatically because of imessages.
    10-11-2011 04:19 PM
  7. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    It is very cool. It's been a long few months with the betas and wishing others had iMessage. It will be nice to finally have it public knowledge and be able to use it.
    10-11-2011 04:22 PM
  8. jakej914's Avatar
    Will imessage be better than kik and bbm, or be on the same playing field?
    It depends on what you think as "better". BBM has statuses and Kik has contact pictures, but iMessage is just a way of weening iPhone-iPhone texters off of texting plans. Its simplicity, however, means that less savvy users will benefit as well.
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    10-11-2011 04:55 PM
  9. Joebin's Avatar
    I never had a BB to compare iMessage to and have yet to try Kik. Apple will have iMessage integrated in SMS will make the experience seamless, which is helpful for most iPhone users. I don't have to think about it, which allows me to be more productive... at least distracted with other things.
    10-11-2011 06:11 PM
  10. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    How do I use iMessage as far as adding people and what not?
    10-11-2011 06:39 PM
  11. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    You don't. Not yet at least. The iOS will figure out whether who you are texting has iOS 5 and supports iMessage.
    Last edited by diamonddialogue; 10-11-2011 at 07:15 PM.
    10-11-2011 06:56 PM
  12. mandykaine's Avatar
    I'm really excited for iMessage! my husband and I text a lot and are grandfathered into Verizon's unlimited data
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    10-11-2011 06:56 PM
  13. jakej914's Avatar
    How do I use iMessage as far as adding people and what not?
    Yeah, no adding required. You just go about texting them as usual, and iOS handles the rest.
    10-11-2011 09:54 PM
  14. mc511#CB's Avatar
    So what if a friend of mine has an ipad but no iphone? And i have an ipod touch? How will imessage know what to do?
    10-11-2011 10:03 PM
  15. Randy b's Avatar
    Will imessage be better than kik and bbm, or be on the same playing field?
    lol noting is better than bbm come on now
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    10-11-2011 10:04 PM
  16. jakej914's Avatar
    So what if a friend of mine has an ipad but no iphone? And i have an ipod touch? How will imessage know what to do?
    As long as your friend's email address is in your address book, you can still iMessage him/her. Of course, this will require selecting his/her email address instead of phone number.

    If the other party has an iPhone, however, you would select his/her number as you would normally, and if he/she has an iPhone with iMessage enabled, it will automatically send using iMessage as long as data is available.
    10-11-2011 10:23 PM
  17. jakej914's Avatar
    lol noting is better than bbm come on now
    Considering BBM is currently down in 4 continents...
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    10-11-2011 10:24 PM
  18. count123's Avatar
    lol noting is better than bbm come on now
    I have to agree. Even if its down in 4 continents. I'm sure apple will get there one day. But you gotta give it where its due. Many have unsuccesfully tried to duplicate bbm.

    Count
    10-11-2011 10:33 PM
  19. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I'm looking forward to using both BBM and iMessage side by side on a regular basis to see how the two compare. I like how iM is integrated right into the messaging app, as opposed to being a separate app like BBM.

    So what if a friend of mine has an ipad but no iphone? And i have an ipod touch? How will imessage know what to do?
    I believe it'll use your Apple ID if you don't have a phone number, kind of like how Facetime does it.
    10-11-2011 10:41 PM
  20. NotHomer's Avatar
    So, iMessage is only on the iP4S and not iOS5? I thought that it was going to be available for any device that could run iOS5.
    10-11-2011 11:10 PM
  21. Nicky1983's Avatar
    So, iMessage is only on the iP4S and not iOS5? I thought that it was going to be available for any device that could run iOS5.
    It's a io5 feature so if your device can run it it'll work.
    10-11-2011 11:29 PM
  22. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    I'm really excited for iMessage! I miss when everybody I knew had a blackberry and we all used BBM and now most of my friends are on iPhones so I should get some use out of this.
    10-11-2011 11:51 PM
  23. Guacho's Avatar
    So, iMessage is only on the iP4S and not iOS5? I thought that it was going to be available for any device that could run iOS5.
    imessage is part of ios 5 so the iPhone 3gs, 4 and 4S will be able to use it..
    10-11-2011 11:53 PM
  24. dieselboy28's Avatar
    I Really wanted the iPad to use my iPhone to send SMS messages. That way I wouldn't have to pick up my iPhone when someone without an I device texts me. iOS 7 perhaps?
    10-12-2011 01:27 AM
  25. MustangLife's Avatar
    I Really wanted the iPad to use my iPhone to send SMS messages. That way I wouldn't have to pick up my iPhone when someone without an I device texts me. iOS 7 perhaps?
    And you can. You can start a sms conversation on a iphone and continue it on the ipad. Great feature
    10-12-2011 07:06 AM
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