Apple's treatment of iMessage for Android app Beeper Mini triggers bipartisan call for competition investigation

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10-15 years ago, most phones were using SMS for text messaging. So, Apple decided to develop its own secure method for its customers. While Android cheerfully used SMS for at least a decade until about 4 years ago, and they (finally) implemented RCS.
So why is Apple seen as the criminal here? And now Apple has announced they will ALSO implement RCS.

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10-15 years ago, most phones were using SMS for text messaging. So, Apple decided to develop its own secure method for its customers. While Android cheerfully used SMS for at least a decade until about 4 years ago, and they (finally) implemented RCS.
So why is Apple seen as the criminal here? And now Apple has announced they will ALSO implement RCS.

"I don't like not being blue!" Waah!
And Android/Google does not get the credit for implementing RCS either...
 
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10-15 years ago, most phones were using SMS for text messaging. So, Apple decided to develop its own secure method for its customers. While Android cheerfully used SMS for at least a decade until about 4 years ago, and they (finally) implemented RCS.
So why is Apple seen as the criminal here? And now Apple has announced they will ALSO implement RCS.

"I don't like not being blue!" Waah!
What people are forgetting is that, while Google has taken the core of RCS, they have patched and extended it way beyond the GSM standard. The standard doesn't even yet support encryption. The standard version Apple is implementing won't support any of the enhancements Google has developed, unless, Google turns all those over to the standards organization and they are adopted as part of it.
 

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What people are forgetting is that, while Google has taken the core of RCS, they have patched and extended it way beyond the GSM standard. The standard doesn't even yet support encryption. The standard version Apple is implementing won't support any of the enhancements Google has developed, unless, Google turns all those over to the standards organization and they are adopted as part of it.

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