Unexpectedly, Apple announced that it will adopt the RCS standard for messages on the iPhone. This is very welcome news for users who have long wanted to see this standard on the iconic smartphone.
But, it should be noted that it will only be at the end of next year that the Cupertino company will add this support to its iMessages application.
iMessage will continue to be the “safest experience” for Apple users
Apple’s latest announcement has been desired by iPhone users for some time now, as it substantially improves messaging capabilities between the various platforms.
Speaking to the website 9to5Mac, Apple stated that it believes that “the RCS Universal Profile standard will offer a better interoperability experience when compared to SMS and MMS services. It will work in conjunction with iMessage, which will continue to be the best and most secure messaging experience for Apple users.”
RCS support will be integrated into the iPhone through a software update, with telecommunications operators in each country playing a key role in ensuring that the implementation is successful and fully functional.
What is the RCS standard?
The RCS (Rich Communication Services) standard is a protocol developed by the GSM Association that improves SMS and MMS functionalities.
This standard allows users to share high-resolution photos and videos, as well as send audio messages and transfer larger files.
On the other hand, the RCS standard also increased security when exchanging messages between the various platforms, as well as in chat groups available on different devices.