“Fornit” creator Epic Games is part of an ongoing legal dispute with Apple. Its background is the publication of “Fornit” on the Apple App Store, and during the trial, interesting details are appearing, among other things, indicating that Android users have access to Apple’s popular messaging app, i-Message Why not get access?
Epic Games claims that Apple is trying to lock customers into its own ecosystem, and uses FaceTime and iMessage as two examples.
The company argues that Steve Jobs stated in 2010 that the video service FaceTime should be an open industry standard, but is still only available on Apple devices, and claims that iMessage is an important piece to Apple for its users. To refer to, and refer to, an ecosystem. Statements from top executives at Apple.
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Among other things, one was sent by email in 2016.
– The most difficult reason to count the Apple universe is iMessage … iMessage is a serious lockdown, People wrote.
In the comments by Phil Schiller, the Apple Fellow who reports directly to CEO Tim Cook, “Getting more on Android will do us more harm. This email explains why ».
Craig Federigi, senior vice president of software development at Apple, was concerned that parents with iPhones could give their children an Android phone if iMessage was on Android.
– For families with iMessage iPhones on Android to be able to remove the barrier to being their Android phone, Epic Games is out in court.
Choose not to develop for Android
At the same time, “Fortnite” developer EdiC, senior vice president of Internet software and services at Apple, writes that back in 2013 Apple chose not to develop iMessage for Android. The Verge writes that Kai believes that Apple could develop iMessage for Android so that users on both platforms could talk to each other, but this app never came to anything.
AppBeer earlier this year promised to offer iMessage on Android and Windows, with a little tricks and tricks.
In recent years, Apple has launched several apps for Android and other platforms. Among other things, Apple Music for Android and Apple TV + for smart TVs, PlayStation and Xbox