Raise your hand if you thought Apple was going to decide to support RCS messaging to enable better communication with green-bubble folks!
That was certainly the biggest story of the week, but there was plenty more news including rumors about the timing of app sideloading support for users in the EU, developments coming in iOS 18, and a welcome change in watchOS 10.2 for swapping watch faces. Black Friday sales are also now in full swing, so read on below for all the details on these stories and more!
Apple to Adopt RCS Messaging Standard for Better Interoperability With Android Devices
In a bit of shocking news this week, Apple announced that it will add support for the Rich Communication Standard (RCS) standard “later next year,” allowing for better messaging interoperability with Android devices.
Apple has long resisted adopting the successor to SMS and MMS messaging amid intense pressure from Google and Android device manufacturers, and it’s unclear exactly what has changed Apple’s mind other than perhaps ongoing pressure from regulators on various aspects of the company’s business.
While RCS will remain separate from iMessage, it will bring a number of advancements for communication between Apple and Android users, including enhanced security, higher-resolution photos and videos, audio messages, and much-improved group chats.
iPhone 16 Series Rumored to Have These 17 New Features
It’s still only November, but we’ve been hearing about a decent number of potential upgrades for next year’s flagship iPhone lineup.
From bigger displays on the Pro models to camera improvements and more, it looks like 2024 should be a good year for those who are ready to make the jump to a new iPhone.
iPhone App Sideloading Coming to Users in the EU in First Half of 2024
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