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1. "There's a lot you can do in iMessage that you can't do in basic sms"
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It's encrypted, you get read receipts, you get notifications when people are typing, you can play games or use other apps within iMessage, and most importantly for me, it works via wifi.

All of those (and other things about iMessage) are big deals and aren't available on standard sms. Because of that, people with iPhones tend to socialize more with other people who have iPhones and less with those who don't. You don't have to download any app since it's the default. Unless you have a lot of international friends, you probably don't use or haven't heard of WeChat and WhatsApp.

Sure, you can say "fuck it" and just get an android, but much in the way I got invited to way less shit after deleting facebook, you end up being a bit of an afterthought.

  

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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
this is a very weird complaint.
Sep 18th 2019
2
If you read The Verge or their affiliated podcasts
Sep 19th 2019
5
      you gotta fix you in that.
Sep 20th 2019
6
It's hard to upgrade to Android once you're locked into iMessage
Sep 18th 2019
3
HOw??????
Sep 21st 2019
7
      a: that's not what lock-in means.
Sep 21st 2019
8
      So lock in means: Has a better piece of software as a standar feature?
Sep 21st 2019
9
           lock-in means it's designed specifically so that if you switch
Sep 22nd 2019
11
           and yes, that's exactly what happened.
Sep 22nd 2019
12
      Shit is still "broken"
Sep 21st 2019
10
I don't care either way because iPhone, schmyPhone
Sep 19th 2019
4

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