Apple’s iMessage won’t kill off texts

Which? Convo: It may have escaped your attention (although Apple desperately tried to make as much noise about it as possible) but Apple recently announced a new update to its iPhone software. One feature hopes to kill off the text.

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Speed-Racer1961d ago

Who uses text messages anyway? Whatsapp, BBM, MSN, Gchat... so many free options (considering you're part of a wireless plan). Still works out much cheaper for me than texting.

Mr_Anderson1961d ago

I still have a friend that doesn't have text messaging on his phone. His dumb phone at that.

Yes he does get ridiculed.

laid2rest1960d ago

plenty of people still use text messaging.

techie1960d ago

Everyone use texts... don't they?

michass81959d ago

yeah, only 6.1 trillion messages (SMS) sent in 2010 :)

nopunctuation1960d ago

Texting while driving kills babies. Dont do it.

michass81959d ago

not only babies, I saw a movie where some girl was using hairdryer while driving... well we are very busy people

spunkee3111959d ago

I still use text messages. I don't think I should have to make a screen name or use an app just to send out a text. Give me a number, send a text, that's it. I have unlimited text too. So it would be pointless.
Never even heard anyone say who uses text lol. I think almost everyone still does.

techie1959d ago

Actually, if you read the article Spunkee - the whole system is seemless and automatic. So if you have iOS5 and the person you're sending it to does as well, then it's sent as an iMessage. Simple.

And, noted nopunctuation.

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Bounkass1960d ago

I pass. I'll stick to WhatsApp.

Speed-Racer1960d ago

Thank you for some sanity. Texting is like using a payphone in my opinion.