There is a recurring debate about Apple’s stance on not making iMessage available for Android. Many of those who use the Google operating system would like to be able to use this application, especially to communicate with those who use an iPhone.
As is known, Apple is unwilling to make iMessage available for its competing platform. And to support this position, the person responsible for its software, Craig Federighi, presents his reasons again.
Craig Federighi says iMessage on Android would be a “setback to evolution”
It was in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that Craig Federighi presented his reasons for the absence of iMessage on Android. According to the executive, this would be a waste of the efforts made by Apple.
“And so if we just released an application that didn’t really get critical mass on other platforms, what it would have achieved is it would have stopped us from innovating in all the ways that we wanted to innovate in messaging for our customers, and we really wouldn’t have accomplished much. in any other way.”
In summary, what Federighi claims is that the migration from iMessage to Android would be an obstacle to the developments that Apple wants to implement in this market. Therefore, the company prefers to bet only on the market that they believe will be able to effectively make a difference.
Now, many will certainly disagree with the reasons pointed out by Craig Federighi in this interview. The executive says that it would be a waste to migrate iMessage to Android, but is not very clear on the reasons for doing so.
This is just one more case where Apple executives offer debatable reasons for their stance on the issue. We have, for example, a statement in 2013 stating that this would only serve as a pretext for families who use iPhone to offer Android smartphones to their children.
The truth is that Apple wants to maintain the exclusivity of iMessage on the iPhone, like many other services of its own. Instead of being sincere in this position, it offers the most varied reasons to defend its intention.
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