Report: Apple to announce iMessage for Android at DC

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 10 Jun 2016

Apple may be ready to pop the Green Bubble.

A report from MacDailyNews suggests that Apple will unveil an iMessage app for Android at DC.  The site references a “a source familiar with the company’s thinking,” though cautions the timing is in flux an announcement could actually come later.

Such a move is less the shocker now than it might have been in the past, given that Apple has three official apps in ay: Apple Music, Beats ll, Move to iOS (of course the latter is designed to get you off Android).

There’s already plenty to look forward to at DC, but this adds another layer of intrigue that’s worth watching out for.

y this matters: Apple may be interested in doing this now that messaging has become a platform for monetization. Facebook Messenger is one of many cross-platform services that now supports bots payments. Apple is potentially leaving a lot of money on the table by keeping iMessage proprietary—if not through ads, then through bots, person-to-person Apple y money transfers, etc. us there’s more competition coming with ’s lo later this year, which may have spurred Apple to go all in with the messaging wars.