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Apple considered fighting a Google/WhatsApp acquisition with iMessage on Android.
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Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup maintained enormously strong demand from consumers from January through March, according to the company’s fiscal Q2 earnings posted today. Apple reported record March quarter revenue of $89.6 billion, up 54 percent year over year. The iPhone took in just under $48 billion, jumping up by 66 percent from a year ago.
Sales of Mac and iPad hardware also surged for yet another quarter, up 70 and 78 percent respectively, due in part to continued remote work and schooling necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. That success might slow down as some regions of the world return to a sense of normalcy, so most eyes — as usual — are on the iPhone. It’s been reported that the iPhone 12 mini isn’t doing as well as Apple hoped,...
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Next week, Epic Games and Apple will appear in court for a long-anticipated legal battle. Epic argues that Apple unfairly kicked its hit game Fortnite off the App Store last year, exercising an illegal monopoly over the ubiquitous iOS platform. Apple claims Epic is trying to break the iOS platform’s vaunted safety and security for its own gain. Both parties have laid out how they expect to win their respective cases, and this week, they’ve provided near-final lists of the people they expect to call for testimony.
Apple and Epic both filed revised tentative witness lists on April 26th. The lists don’t guarantee every witness will be called, and crucially, they don’t tell us when we’ll see a given person on the stand. But with the closely...
Apple will inevitably begin enforcing the privacy requirements it has put in place across its ecosystem, meaning developers who attempt to avoid or dissemble their way around these protections should expect action, including removal from the App Store.What Apple is doing
Everyone recognizes how seriously Apple takes privacy. Statement by statement and all through iterative software and product releases, the company is making it crystal clear that it believes privacy is essential to achieve the potential of digital transformation.To read this article in full, please click here
There are few apps that lock iPhone users into Apple’s ecosystem quite like iMessage. For us Android users, it can lead to a frustrating experience when trying to communicate without our iPhone-toting friends, often leading to lost messages and a lack of feature compatibility. As it turns out, in an alternate universe iMessage may have been available on Android years ago. As reported by The Verge, Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue tried to bring iMessage to Android as early as 2013. Unfortunately, other Apple execs, including Craig Federighi, didn’t like the idea. The news comes courtesy of the ever-so-juicy…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
Despite expanding some of its services to other rival platforms like Android, Apple naturally still keeps some of those under lock and key. FaceTime and iMessage have long been regarded as examples of Apple’s dominance and, to some extent, monopoly. That’s precisely the play that Epic Games is making when it presented documents showing how Apple could have expanded iMessage’s … Continue reading
Eddy Cue pushed to bring iMessage to Android as early as 2013, according to a new deposition made public as part of the Epic case. Currently Apple’s senior VP of software and services, Cue wanted to devote a full team to iMessage support on Android, only to be overruled by other executives.
The line of questioning is likely to play a significant role in Epic’s antitrust lawsuit, which argues that iOS app store exclusivity represents an illegal use of market power. Epic has made clear in previous filings that it plans to make iMessage exclusivity part of that argument, citing a 2016 email from Phil Schiller that argues iMessage expansion “will hurt us more than help us.”
“We have the best messaging app and we should make it the industry...
Apple's first event of 2021 could feature one or two surprises that go beyond the iPad Pro and AirTags.
You know things have changed when one of the fastest ways to run Windows is to run it using Parallels Desktop on an M1 Mac and Microsoft brings in Apple Silicon support for its own Remote Desktop application.The fastest Windows PC? Get a Mac
Parallels now offers native Apple Silicon support in Parallels Desktop 16. As anticipated, this extends to various ARM-based Linux installations (Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and Kali) and also to Windows 10 on ARM Insider Preview.To read this article in full, please click here
Apple is a large multinational company with headquarters in the U.S. However, as the company continues to grow financially, its powers in the political scene ...
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"The#1 most difficult [reason] to leave the Apple universe app is iMessage," one former employee said, according to a court filing.
The lawsuit battle between Apple and Epic Games is about to begin in May. Epic stated that Apple’s commission policy and monopoly model have forced ...
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There are two primary iOS apps that Android users want on Google’s platform. iTunes, which eventually became Apple Music, did eventually land on Android but iMessage and its convenient messaging systems remain a distant dream. There may have been a time when bringing iMessage to Android was a possibility but, as revealed in a document used by Epic Games in … Continue reading
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Apple knows that iMessage’s blue bubbles are a big barrier to people switching to Android, which is why the service has never appeared on Google’s mobile operating system. That’s according to depositions and emails from Apple employees, including some high-ranking executives, revealed in a court filing from Epic Games as part of its legal dispute with the iPhone manufacturer.
Epic argues that Apple consciously tries to lock customers into its ecosystem of devices, and that iMessage is one of the key services helping it to do so. It cites comments made by Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddie Cue, senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, and Apple Fellow Phil Schiller to support its...
With not long to wait until Apple’s WWDC developer extravaganza, we have all the rumors and news right here so you know exactly what to expect at the show.
WWDC 2021 got officially teased with images that could hint at the reveal of Apple Glass – which would be a good opportunity to reveal the first new Apple product since 2015.