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"Quesiton: What's wrong with tech writer's brains??"


This is brought on by a new iPhone review where The Verge lists this as a negative:

"The power of iMessage lock-in means that most iPhone users in the US will probably upgrade to another iPhone regardless of whether the camera is slightly worse or better than the Pixel, but Apple doesn’t have that advantage in huge markets like China and Europe where everyone uses WeChat or WhatsApp and switching platforms is much easier."

Are people that fucking "LOCKED IN" by iMessage??????

I don't get it - iOS has WeChat AND WhatsApp and iMessage works with SMS - so where's the lock in? I absolutely don't understand the "jail" aspect of iMessage.

Someone explain to me where is the lock in that has a death grip that rob's US phone users of their ability to choose?

Next up:USB-C charging ports and headphone jacks.


Gone: My Discogs collection for The Roots:


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Quesiton: What's wrong with tech writer's brains?? [View all] , handle, Tue Sep-17-19 11:29 AM
Subject Author Message Date ID
There's a lot you can do in iMessage that you can't do in basic sms
Sep 17th 2019
this is a very weird complaint.
Sep 18th 2019
If you read The Verge or their affiliated podcasts
Sep 19th 2019
      you gotta fix you in that.
Sep 20th 2019
It's hard to upgrade to Android once you're locked into iMessage
Sep 18th 2019
Sep 21st 2019
      a: that's not what lock-in means.
Sep 21st 2019
      So lock in means: Has a better piece of software as a standar feature?
Sep 21st 2019
           lock-in means it's designed specifically so that if you switch
Sep 22nd 2019
           and yes, that's exactly what happened.
Sep 22nd 2019
      Shit is still "broken"
Sep 21st 2019
I don't care either way because iPhone, schmyPhone
Sep 19th 2019

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