Apple reportedly ‘in discussions’ to support RCS, the iMessage-like successor to SMS

Apple News   |   01/07/2019 - 7:05am   |   by A.Rider   |   218
07. jan Apple reportedly ‘in discussions’ to support RCS, the iMessage-like successor to SMS

Now, it appears that Apple also might be involved in RCS, at least in some capacity.

Our colleagues over at 9to5Google have regularly reported on a new standard referred to as Rich Communications Services – or RCS. Touted as an upgraded version of SMS, RCS is being spearheaded by the carriers, Microsoft, and Google.

Now, it appears that Apple also might be involved in RCS, at least in some capacity.

On Reddit, a slide from an October GSMA event has surfaced. The GSMA is a trade body representing mobile network operators. While the event took place on October 24th, the contents of the slide haven’t been widely reported on thus far.

According to the purported slide from the conference, Apple has “engaged in discussions with the GSMA and Operators about including RCS in iOS.” This is inherently vague and doesn’t offer too many details about the extent to which Apple is involved, but the pitch seems to center on three things.

Read the full article at: 9to5Mac

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