“‘Buy your mom an iPhone’”
That was Apple
CEO Tim Cook discussing the texting experience between Apple’s flagship product, iPhone, and Android phones during a Wednesday conference.
“I don’t hear our users asking that we put a lot of energy on that, at this point,” Cook stated in response to an audience question about iPhone to Android texting at Vox Media’s Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California. “I would love to convert you to iPhone.”
Texting from iPhone to iPhone uses iMessage, but texting between iPhone to Android uses SMS texting. This results in green texting bubbles instead of blue ones, and limits some of Apple’s texting features for the iPhone users including replying to specific messages and emphasizing messages.
Android to iPhone texting also doesn’t allow for high quality videos to be sent or received, something the person who asked Cook the original question at the conference, Vox Media’s LiQuan Hunt, asked specifically about. Cook responded with a solution that Hunt should buy his mom an iPhone to fix the problem.
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The comments from Cook comes as Apple introduced several new products this week at its “Far Out” event including the iPhone 14, new Apple watches and new Airpods.
The starting price of iPhone 14 has stayed at $799 starting price and none of the new iPhone 14 devices, Apple said, and none of the new phones had a higher price relative to their iPhone 13 counterparts despite many analysts expecting Apple to raise costs amid high inflation.
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Shares of Apple Inc. were 1.24% lower during Thursday afternoon’s trading, and are down 13.23% year-to-date.