how to give a feedback/suggestion to apple

apple2126

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I have been using gmail, and a google voice number. Its such a fantastic integration, all the things at the same place, text messages popping up right in your email. Ignoring the gmail/google voice there is an app named mightytext which does it for your regular cell number and you can see/reply to your texts online. While apple did the same thing with icloud, email and other applications; I am not sure why they didn't integrate imessages/texts. Once i am logged into my icloud from any browser, should not i be seeing my texts there? Apple did such an integration between iphone and mac. But i think it will be great to see such an integration in icloud. We should be able to see and reply to texts from any browser as long as we are logged into icloud account.

I love apple prodcuts, and i own all of them, ipod, iphones, ipad, imac, macbook; but i just feel i am limited to what i can do. I know apple talks about security, but come on apple, its your job to figure out that secuiry thing, please make it happen.

Is there anybody who feels the same way, or am i the only one. How can we start a petition/request to apply if we all agree to this or any improvement that we would like to see. Has anybody started such a request in the past.
 

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I have been using gmail, and a google voice number. Its such a fantastic integration, all the things at the same place, text messages popping up right in your email. Ignoring the gmail/google voice there is an app named mightytext which does it for your regular cell number and you can see/reply to your texts online. While apple did the same thing with icloud, email and other applications; I am not sure why they didn't integrate imessages/texts. Once i am logged into my icloud from any browser, should not i be seeing my texts there? Apple did such an integration between iphone and mac. But i think it will be great to see such an integration in icloud. We should be able to see and reply to texts from any browser as long as we are logged into icloud account.

I love apple prodcuts, and i own all of them, ipod, iphones, ipad, imac, macbook; but i just feel i am limited to what i can do. I know apple talks about security, but come on apple, its your job to figure out that secuiry thing, please make it happen.

Is there anybody who feels the same way, or am i the only one. How can we start a petition/request to apply if we all agree to this or any improvement that we would like to see. Has anybody started such a request in the past.
Part of Apple's iMessage design is that it's encrypted and doesn't get stored anywhere, so having it in the cloud would sort of go against that approach. Apple does allow for message forwarding and handoff type of features along with a desktop (although only for Mac) Messages app so that conversations can be seen and continued among different devices via the Messages app.
 
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apple2126

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Part of Apple's iMessage design is that it's encrypted and doesn't get stored anywhere, so having it in the cloud would sort of go against that approach. Apple does allow for message forwarding and handoff type of features along with a desktop (although only for Mac) Messages app so that conversations can be seen and continued among different devices via the Messages app.

i see. Thanks for your reply. But how do they store emails then, on cloud? I thought icloud emails were encrypted too, end to end. I am not sure, i am not very tech savvy. Just a general question.
 

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i see. Thanks for your reply. But how do they store emails then, on cloud? I thought icloud emails were encrypted too, end to end. I am not sure, i am not very tech savvy. Just a general question.
Emails can't be encrypted end-to-end unless both parties use end-to-end encryption and also have each other's public keys. They encrypt your emails on iCloud though.
 

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Emails can't be encrypted end-to-end unless both parties use end-to-end encryption and also have each other's public keys. They encrypt your emails on iCloud though.
I thought there was something called protonmail, developed by few scientists, considered as the most secure email with end to end encryption.
 
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I'm pretty sure this is what happens when Apple gets feedback / requests:

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I thought there was something called protonmail, developed by few scientists, considered as the most secure email with end to end encryption.
ProtonMail encrypts your inbox such that only you can view them, and not even they can decrypt your inbox. It's different from end to end encryption.
 

apple2126

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ProtonMail encrypts your inbox such that only you can view them, and not even they can decrypt your inbox. It's different from end to end encryption.

Thanks for your response. I am not sure, how the two are different. end to end encryption than encryption that only a user can decrypt. Either way, i was just curios, why apple could not achieve same thing with text messages, if its concerned about security. As per your saying if emails are encrypted on icloud, then why not text messages. Thanks again. I guess it is what it is. I was looking for some integration, as i work on a computer pretty much most of the day. Seeing my calls, texts there (just like google voice) would be awesome. Actually this is the first time, i felt limited with apple since i started using apple products back in 2007.
 

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Thanks for your response. I am not sure, how the two are different. end to end encryption than encryption that only a user can decrypt. Either way, i was just curios, why apple could not achieve same thing with text messages, if its concerned about security. As per your saying if emails are encrypted on icloud, then why not text messages. Thanks again. I guess it is what it is. I was looking for some integration, as i work on a computer pretty much most of the day. Seeing my calls, texts there (just like google voice) would be awesome. Actually this is the first time, i felt limited with apple since i started using apple products back in 2007.
You may want to read up on symmetric and asymmetric encryption, they're both quite interesting topics to discover, and are related to your issue(s). Good luck!
 
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