Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Oct 2011 18:28 UTC
Apple It's a busy day for Apple today. Not only has the company launched its iCloud service for everyone, they also released Mac OS X 10.7.2. To top it all off, as expected, the company launched iOS 5.0 today, bringing a host of much-needed and long-awaited new features to iOS.
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RE[2]: Ouch
by roverrobot on Wed 12th Oct 2011 23:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Ouch"
roverrobot
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2006-07-23

In France, unlimited data plans always come with unlimited texts, and it is cheaper to get unlimited texts alone. It seems to me that this severely reduces the usefulness of the iMessage feature, as texts work with phones from all manufacturers, work in areas where data doesn't, and are more power-efficient because your phone has to keep a GSM/CDMA connection alive anyway so they come for "free". Is the situation different where you live ?

It is a general solution for apple device users, not just iPhone. I am not surprised that Mac OS X will get text message eventually, and iPod touch, and iPad. just like FaceTime.

Admittedly, I don't quite find it useful yet, simply because most of the ones that I want to talk to does not have an apple device.

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RE[3]: Ouch
by f0dder on Sat 15th Oct 2011 13:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Ouch"
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2009-08-05

Would've been kinda nice if they had built it atop of something open, such as Jabber/XMPP... but knowing Apple, let me guess - it's their own entirely proprietary protocol?

I laughed when I saw the iText feature being advertised with "now you can see if people have read your message!" - yeah, because SMS hasn't supported delivery reports for... like, forever.

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