Apple Inc. is expected to make some important announcements at Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday and according to reports, the company will introduce another app for Android. The iPhone maker will announce that its iMessage messaging application is coming to Android on Monday, Mac Daily News reported, citing an unidentified source. iMessage is a cool feature that allows users to communicate securely.
The tech giant introduced iMessage in 2011. Available on iPhone, iPad or iPod, iMessage allows users to send text messages, video, audio, and share their location. It has became a very popular app among message and chat lovers. In February, 200,000 messages were sent each second through iMessage.
iMessage will be the company’s second application coming to Android. Last November, the iPhone maker released Apple Music for Android. According to Mac Daily News, there is a possibility that the company might not announce iMessage Android support at WWDC. The iPhone maker is still determining to release it ahead of the keynote on Monday unveil feature at some point in the future. Nevertheless, the company will offer iMessage on Android at some point this year.
Google Chromecast Leads Apple TV In Sales
A latest report from HIS reveals that TV device Google’s Chromecast is now out-shipping Apple TV. During the first quarter of 2016, the iPhone maker shipped 1.7 million Apple TV units, versus 3.2 million Chromecasts delivered by Google during the same period.
The Apple TV, starting at $149, appeals to consumers of digital video, casual gamers and iOS owners who loves Apple’s singular user-interface. Chromecast, at $35, offers a no-frills casting experience that obviates the very need for a user-interface, according to the report.
Apple Softens Stance On Amazon Prime App
Apple Inc. and Amazon are in a clash over online video. The owners of the iPhone maker’s TV device cannot get the Amazon Prime Video streaming app, and the online retailing giant does not sell the Apple TV on its site, says Business Insider. Earlier this month, Amazon CEO – Jeff Bezos – explained the reason for this. Bezos said when they sell those devices, they want their player – the Prime Video Player – to be on the device. “You can always get the player on the device. The question is, can you get it on there with acceptable business terms?” Now, iPhone maker has changed its terms. So, it’s up to the retailing giant to decide if the terms are acceptable. On Wednesday, the iPhone maker announced to take a lesser share of money from the app developers, who sell subscriptions through App Store.
What You Can Expect From WWDC 2016
Apple Inc.’s much anticipated, annual WWDC will take place next week in San Francisco, California. Rumors are swirling that suggest the company will announce upgrades to all its device operating systems, including iOS for iPhone and iPad, watchOS, tvOS and OS X for the Mac. The 2016 conference will be held from Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17. According to the rumors mill, the tech giant would unveil refreshed Retina MacBook Pro models at WWDC. The company will reveal the next version of the iOS operating system at the conference. Rumors suggesting that iOS 10 would include a redesigned Apple Music app.