Google pinpoints Apple’s adoption of RCS for “fall of 2024”


Final November, hell froze over and Apple lastly caved and agreed to help RCS on iPhones, after many, a few years by which Google and others have been asking it to. RCS brings iMessage-like options to messages despatched in between any units that help it, no matter who makes them.

At the moment, Apple solely stated that RCS would arrive on iPhones “later subsequent 12 months”, so “later in 2024”, that’s. In the present day Google has pinpointed a extra particular launch timeframe: “fall of 2024”. That sounds rather a lot like a really sturdy trace at RCS making its debut in iOS 18, which can be introduced on June 10 however will solely be launched alongside the iPhone 16 household this fall.

Google pinpoints Apple's adoption of RCS for ''fall of 2024''

In fact Google hasn’t stated all of that, nevertheless it’s a reasonably straightforward conclusion to leap to, particularly given how a rumor from January principally stated the identical factor. So now now we have a type of affirmation, even when not from Apple itself – although that is in all probability the perfect we’ll get.

The picture you’ll be able to see above is a screenshot from Google’s new devoted website introducing folks to its Messages app, which helps RCS in fact. We won’t see the part within the screenshot in the meanwhile, and we’re unsure why – perhaps as a result of we’re visiting from a Home windows machine and never a Mac, or perhaps as a result of Google pulled it. Both manner, it does not matter because the enterprising people over at 9to5Mac caught it in time, and thus we introduced it to you courtesy of them.

Ultimate notice – there’s nothing stopping Apple from persevering with to separate the bubble colours in its messaging app, with blue for iMessage (therefore, iPhones) and inexperienced for RCS. So we’d warning you towards getting your hopes up that this case will change with the introduction of RCS on iPhones.

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