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11-16-2012, 06:08 PM #1
Apple's Messages Beta for OS X Lion Will Expire December 14th
Apple offered a beta version of Messages for Mac for Mac OS X Lion users, so they could get a taste of what iMessage would be like on the Mac before OS X Mountain Lion came out. OS X Mountain Lion came out already and has a non-beta version of the Messages application bundled into it.
Apple has sent out e-mails to Messages beta users today explaining that Messages beta for Mac OS X Lion will expire on December 14th. This gives users about another month to use the application before they will have to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion to continue using iMessage on the Mac:
Originally Posted by Apple
While Mac OS X Lion users won’t be able to send iMessages from their Mac OS X Lion machine anymore after December 14th, they will still be able to resume iMessage activity on their iOS devices and other OS X Mountain Lion machines where applicable.
Oh well… it was fun while it lasted.
11-16-2012, 06:34 PM #2
No hope in porting it over? Perhaps not so much a port as just copying the different version. It's probably more complicated than I think.
11-16-2012, 06:47 PM #3
iMessage on the Mac wasn't worth using until they bound mobile numbers to apple id's. people hated texting to my email. Now it's great though.
11-16-2012, 08:28 PM #4
so apple is trying to strong arm users who are perfectly happy with lion to upgrade if they wish to continue using iMessage on their mac? this is the kind of move that clearly shows where apple's priorities are: blatantly squeezing more profits out of loyal customers, just because they think they can
11-16-2012, 08:44 PM #5
Messages is alright. I personally wouldn't upgrade to ML just for that.
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11-17-2012, 12:43 AM #7
that really sucks!! i have a ipad, iphone and macbookpro... most of my day to day work is on my mac. when i get a imessage on my idevices its nice to know that i can reply back on my very own personal macbook...without having to hunt down my iphone or ipad..
when i am on the road and i get a link on imessage to view, i can always go to my mac at a later time to review the link on a bigger screen.
so much for those features
11-17-2012, 07:41 AM #8
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11-17-2012, 11:59 AM #10
A new iMac. But my MacBook is an 07 model. Which can not be updated to mountain lion. So I'm suppose to buy a new computer ? So I can stay up to date with the OS? I think not. Ha. We will see where this leads to tho I may wind up writing a nasty email about this. Thanks for the info hope everyone has a good day
11-17-2012, 02:02 PM #11
and my gripe comes from the fact that they released a 'beta' version of the app to a platform they obviously never intended to support anyway. so, basically, they went out of their way to get users used to a feature that they then yanked away for no other reason than to potentially convince some of those users to update for $20. this move was driven exclusively by apple's hunger for profit. i mean, what does apple have to lose by continuing to let me use the app already installed on my computer? NOTHING, except the $20 they think they may get from my upgrade if they disable it in lion.
Last edited by twitchee3; 11-17-2012 at 02:06 PM.
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11-17-2012, 02:43 PM #15
There has been a pattern of users getting angry with Apple for including beta software with public releases (Siri, Maps, etc). Since this would have caused an uprising, because frankly you can't please everybody, I think what Apple did by letting users test it on Lion first was the right direction for Messages for Mac.
Hopefully you've enjoyed your run with the beta test. It's usually common for beta software to have an expiration date.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 11-17-2012 at 02:50 PM.
02-05-2013, 01:49 PM #16
I can not send photos in iMessage for the last week but used to do it ALL the time.
I believe I paid the $15 or $20 recently to upgrade from Bata, I am now on full version of iMessage but all the sudden I can not SEND Pictures from my iMac in iMessage but I can on my iPhone or iPad.
My iMac is Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C60). any idea how to fix?