Why Apple doesn’t want iMessage on Android phones imessage editing patent

If you were dreaming of the day that iMessage would come to Android, you might have to keep sleeping, as recently revealed information shows that it’s unlikely to ever happen. Top Apple executives supposedly shot the idea down in its infancy over fears that people would leave iPhones for its competitors.

The new details were revealed by Epic Games in a document that forms a larger part of its court battle against Apple in the US. In it, the then SVP of Internet Software and Services at Apple, Eddy Cue, argued that iMessage could have released cross-platform in 2013, however other executives allegedly fought against the idea as iMessage is “the #1 most difficult [reason] to leave the Apple universe.”