iMessage for apple products only?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Nsaatoff, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Nsaatoff macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this is a repeat question. Finally diving in to setting up iMessage between my iPhone and ipad2.

    Can my non-apple friends Text to iMessage? Do they text to my iCloud email address only then? So they need to save that address in their contacts. Correct?
     
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Only Apple devices can iMessage. Anyone else must send you a regular text message (which only applies if you have an iPhone, obviously).
     
  3. Nsaatoff thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    iMessage is just a Jabber client power by the same backend as FaceTime and push notifications. If you can extract an iDevice's SSL certificate and correctly setup a Jabber client, you can use almost any IM software to iMessage with people.
     
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Wish to explain how to do this? I would love to be able to iChat with iMessage.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Haven't found out how yet. All still theory at this point.
     
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Well if you figure it out, PLEASE let us know, that would be awesome!
     

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