Apple decided to enter fully into the territory of the text messages through their new application iMessage, which will provide users of mobile devices with iOS 5 platform the ability to send texts, videos and photos for free, which can represent a blow to the telephone companies have made big business SMS.
The new application is integrated into iOS 5, the latest update of Apple’s mobile operating system will be available for download and incorporates, as its developer, more than 200 new features.
Considered by many as the response of the Cupertino systems known as Blackberry Messenger or WhatsApp, iMessage not only allows free-sending of text message nationally and internationally, but it also allows users to send images and video, all via Wi-Fi and 3G.
iMessage also allows customers to control all their messages, either through receipts or through optional reading notices. The application gives also the possibility of seeing one of your contacts when you are writing something, or send text messages in complete safety thanks to its encryption system.
Uninterrupted communication from any iOS device
The capabilities of this free messaging service makes Apple users can be constantly in touch, because it allows them to start a conversation on a device (an iPhone, for instance) and continue it later in another (iPhone or iPod Touch) .
That’s another interesting feature of iMessage, since its application is not limited to the iPhone, but also can be used from other Apple mobile devices like iPad and iPod Touch, which greatly enhances their chances of consolidation preferences of consumers.
It is clear that such devices must have certain characteristics of support to operate this new service, which is why Apple has released the list of gadgets compatible with the new iOS that integrated iMessage, these are:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPod Touch 3rd Generation
- iPod Touch 4th Generation
- iPad 2
The disadvantage of iMessage is that it does not allows the exchange of messages from phone running other operating systems such as Android, Blackberry, Nokia, or Windows Mobile, especially considering that the system developed by Google ranks first in the preferences of users around the world.