PC Magazine
Published in

PC Magazine

Apple iMessage Is a Lock-In Abomination

Apple’s iMessage is the only non-cross-platform messaging service. It makes business sense for Apple, but it’s a disservice to mobile users everywhere. It might even push me to switch to Android.

By Michael Muchmore

I’m a victim of Apple’s proprietary lock-in strategy. Yes, Apple makes fabulous phones with top specs and features, and most of my contacts use iPhones…

--

--

--

PC Magazine: redefining technology news and reviews since 1982.

Recommended from Medium

3 Important Digital Transformation Trends in 2022

A person typing on their laptop

T-Mobile Customers in These 10 Cities Need New iPhones

The Rise of Pandemic Surveillance

READ/DOWNLOAD#( 5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology FULL BOOK PDF & FULL AUDIOBOOK

First Look: MSI Unveils Blistering GeForce RTX 30-Series Gaming Laptops, Including a New Flagship

3 Big Changes Coming to Apple Maps That Commuters Will Love

WarnerMedia and Discovery Merge to Compete With Streaming Rivals

Ransomware Task Force Created by 19 Companies Including Microsoft, McAfee

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
PCMag

PCMag

More from Medium

The Apple Studio Display is Disappointing

Apple stock photo of Studio Display and Mac Studio

Cheap iPhones, bad webcams & colourful MacBook Airs

A New Cheaper Pro XDR Display Is Almost Here

Has Apple Gone Too Far?