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  • Apple: 2 Billion iMessages Are Sent Every Day


    iMessage is Apple’s messaging service that was introduced as a new feature in iOS 5 to iOS devices. It also expanded to the Mac officially in OS X Mountain Lion, however users had access to a beta version of Messages for Mac while using Mac OS X Lion for a short while.

    As a part of Apple's earnings conference on Wednesday, it was revealed that over two billion iMessages are sent every day from Apple's devices. This includes iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, and even Mac computers running the latest OS X Mountain Lion operating system with the built-in Messages application.

    iMessage took off in popularity because of its iCloud syncing feature and lack of SMS costs for using it. iMessage has a few other advantages too: there’s not a character limit, you can see when the other person is typing, you can send read receipts, and you can send or receive from multiple different e-mails.

    I send a number of iMessages each day myself; a proud contributor to the two billion figure. Do you send many iMessages throughout the day?

    Sources: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple: 2 Billion iMessages Are Sent Every Day started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Wiiman20's Avatar
      Wiiman20 -
      So Apple only counts MY iMessages?
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      iMessages was a great idea, I hope texting eventually gets ruled out its ridiculous what carriers get away with and texting could easily be replaced by a universal online service
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wiiman20 View Post
      So Apple only counts MY iMessages?
      Was thinking the same, wonder if they read some too..
    1. sheon's Avatar
      sheon -
      this is one feature i love the most it allow me to text all my friends in Japan for free between this and FaceTime its the best this is one reason i wont be dropping my iPhone anytime soon
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      I still prefer whatsapp messenger, since you can text android, windows, nokia, blackberry.....
    1. JaimeWalker's Avatar
      JaimeWalker -
      That so nice to hear , but I am using solavie with my I phone which is most convenient and affordable, I have many phones of different but you will find only a few with other company brands.
    1. LittleJob's Avatar
      LittleJob -
      Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
      Was thinking the same, wonder if they read some too..
      i laughed.... scared are we?
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wiiman20 View Post
      So Apple only counts MY iMessages?
      Wow. Lol

      It's annoying now sending messages to androids cuz I can't tell when/if they've been delivered/read.
      With my wife, if she doesn't read an important iMessage right away (phone on vibrate), I locate her on find my iPhone and play a sound. Works every time!
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      Wow. Lol

      It's annoying now sending messages to androids cuz I can't tell when/if they've been delivered/read.
      With my wife, if she doesn't read an important iMessage right away (phone on vibrate), I locate her on find my iPhone and play a sound. Works every time!
      You should try using whatsapp... ( im not promoting them i just think their app is awesome ) u talk with most platform for free ( u have to be on 3g or wifi just like imessage ) and u can see if they received it or if they read it, and u can even c there last seen
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      You should try using whatsapp... ( im not promoting them i just think their app is awesome ) u talk with most platform for free ( u have to be on 3g or wifi just like imessage ) and u can see if they received it or if they read it, and u can even c there last seen
      Tried it. Unfortunately it's not built in so only a whopping 3 people in my contact list have it. iMessage is also great for messaging to/from MacBook/iMac... I honestly have no idea if whatsapp does that too but inferior messaging is just another reason for me to recommend iOS over android. The family is slowly but surely all going iOS
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      iMessage is apple's most successful marketing strategy so far.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      I still prefer whatsapp messenger, since you can text android, windows, nokia, blackberry.....
      But not a mac...

      If Apple released iMessage for Windows (PC) as well as Android and WP (maybe even BB but I doubt it) they could probably take the instant messaging market by storm.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      2 Billion a day but NOT a single one from my iPod 4G !! way to go apple.
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      I send at least 200-300 iMessages a day lol

      Quote Originally Posted by Tucnepo View Post
      iMessage is apple's most successful marketing strategy so far.
      too bad its non profit, actually they lose money for the servers and services. iMessage probably doesn't bring in enough money to brag about if any at all. Because i can get an instant message for free like Skype gtalk etc...(on any device might i add) its nice to have though.
    1. DQEight's Avatar
      DQEight -
      I don't even get to use iMessage because I don't know any I device users