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Apple’s iMessage Hasn’t Struck the Right Chord

Apple Inc.'s latest edition of the iOS operating software platform- iOS 5 brings with it a new service that is based on the conventional text messaging system, but with some added elements that would let it be in sync with today's cutting-edge technologies.

Dubbed iMessage, this new messaging service indeed makes some rather exciting promises when it comes to enabling users to stay connected with their friends, family all 24x7. However, on a closer look, the new service seems to have disappointed many experts, who are of the view that it is plagued by more or less the same set of glitches faced by the instant messaging market, well almost!

There is a reason too, why everyone does not seem to be too amused by this new offering-- apparently, with iMessage, users with iOS 5 devices can send messages only to those email addresses which have been registered with Apple by the correspondent, also to an iPhone's phone number reports c|net (opens in new tab).

The company could have definitely taken a different approach than making iMessage just yet another addition to their proprietary services. But, unlike the previous iOS messaging app, the iMessage comes integrated with conventional SMS, as well as MMS services, offered by wireless networks all across the globe.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.