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    Default 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 happy contributor to the two billion figure. Do you send many iMessages throughout the day?

    Sources: AppleInsider
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 01-23-2013 at 10:38 PM.

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    So Apple only counts MY iMessages?

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiiman20 View Post
    So Apple only counts MY iMessages?
    Was thinking the same, wonder if they read some too..

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    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

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    I still prefer whatsapp messenger, since you can text android, windows, nokia, blackberry.....

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
    Was thinking the same, wonder if they read some too..
    i laughed.... scared are we?

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    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!
    Last edited by bmwraw8482; 01-24-2013 at 09:45 AM.

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    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

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    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

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    iMessage is apple's most successful marketing strategy so far.

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    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.
    Last edited by aidanharris; 01-24-2013 at 03:27 PM.

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    2 Billion a day but NOT a single one from my iPod 4G !! way to go apple.

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    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.
    Last edited by badass1469; 01-24-2013 at 04:43 PM.
    damn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck

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    I don't even get to use iMessage because I don't know any I device users

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