Craig Federighi says scheduled iMessage feature is ‘something we continue to consider,’ lyrics visualizer slated for iOS 13.1 in Music app

iMessage is a rich messenger platform with its own App Store and features like end-to-end encryption. However, advanced features like scheduled iMessages could make it an even more robust service. Recently an Apple user reached out to Craig Federighi about this feature request and got a detailed response about how the company is considering it. […]

Apple hit with patent infringement suit over iMessage & FaceTime encryption tech

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit today that alleges features such as iMessage and FaceTime infringe on the patents of Finnish company MPH Technologies. As detailed in the suit, MPH apparently tried to license the patents to Apple in 2016 and 2017, but to no avail. more… The post Apple hit with patent infringement […]

Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple’s encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which attempted to license its IP to Apple in 2016. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Telstra acknowledges widespread iMessage & FaceTime outage, says it’s working on a fix

Telstra, one of the largest mobile carriers in Australia, is experiencing a widespread outage of iMessage and FaceTime services. Oddly enough, this outage only seems to affect Apple’s services, as everything else functions normally. The carrier has confirmed the outage on Twitter and says it is working on a fix… more… 9to5Mac

Running list of iMessage apps and extensions available ahead of iOS 10

Apple officially unleashed the iMessage App Store earlier this evening ahead of iOS 10’s rollout to the public tomorrow. A variety of long-time popular iOS apps have new iMessage apps and extensions. We covered the new iMessage app from lyric annotation service Genius already, but now that the iMessage App Store is live, a variety […]

Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi Talk iMessage, Siri API and Mac App Store on ‘The Talk Show’

A day after Apple’s WWDC keynote address, Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller and SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi joined Daring Fireball’s John Gruber on a special edition of his podcast, The Talk Show. The duo addressed many topics, including the emphasis on iMessage in iOS 10, opening up Siri and other parts of iOS […]

Judge Dismisses Android-Switching iMessage Lawsuit Against Apple

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh has dismissed [PDF] a lawsuit against Apple over a long-standing issue that prevented some former iPhone owners who switched to Android smartphones from receiving text messages from other iOS users, as reported by Business Insider. Koh originally ruled against granting the lawsuit class-action status, because it was not clear […]

iMessage, iTunes, Apple TV, more being affected by widespread Apple outage

Update: Apple’s system status page now reflects that the issues have been resolved. Apple this evening appears to be suffering from a widespread outage, affecting a number of its online services. According to the company’s status page, The issues began roughly half an hour ago and are affecting the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, […]