The new iMessage

xero9

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Anyone else NOT a fan of all the crap they're shoving into iMessage? It looks freaking terrible and possibly really annoying depending on who your contacts are.

Was really hoping for iMessage on iCloud (like WhatsApp Web) and Apple Pay within Messages, but not this..
 

Armen

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Anyone else NOT a fan of all the crap they're shoving into iMessage? It looks freaking terrible and possibly really annoying depending on who your contacts are.

Was really hoping for iMessage on iCloud (like WhatsApp Web) and Apple Pay within Messages, but not this..
Apple is following a trend. More and more people around the world are spending more time in messaging apps than anywhere else.

If I recall correctly some of them allow you to make payments or send someone money (which you can do in iOS 10 now). The appstore has tons of emoji keyboards that people download and use like Bitmoji and That Kim Kardashian app. Heck even Google's new iOS keyboard displays google searches in the keyboard itself.

Apple is basically lighting a beacon saying "come to iMessage" to all developers.
 

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I'm waiting until I can get my hands on it later today before I pass judgement. That's when a bunch of stuff will be found not mentioned in the keynote. I will say I'm disappointed in the lack of Dark mode, Apple Pay in iMessages and a swype feature for the native keyboard.
 
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I'm not particularly impressed with iOS 10 at all... Seems like the least impressive version... Has some cool stuff but none of the key features that anyone wants... No customizable control center, no dark mode, no hiding apps, no peer-to-peer Apple Pay... Pretty much any cool rumor that existed is not true
 

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Love the API stuff. Friends always send me links to stuff....it will be nice to have it there in the app. Customization and fun is always nice, and will reserve judgement. Definitely wont use the emoji replacement though lol.
 
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xero9

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In a way you can't say don't use it if you don't want to, because I can't control what people send to me. I don't want a bunch of full screen messages showing up. It's just gimmicky.

Ahhh crap I forgot about dark mode. When I saw it for tvOS, I thought for sure they'd include it in iOS10. Maybe 11.
 
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Armen

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In a way you can't say don't use it if you don't want to, because I can't control what people send to me. I don't want a bunch of full screen messages showing up. It's just gimmicky.

Ahhh crap I forgot about dark mode. When I saw it for tvOS, I thought for sure they'd include it in iOS10. Maybe 11.
People can send you animated gifs, big emojis now If they wanted to. What's the difference?
 
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xero9

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Apple made it a part of the OS in a keynote and he's gone all grumpy old man who wants the kids off his lawn.
It just looks crammed and very child-like. Something I'd expect BlackBerry to put out into their BBM product.

The rest of iOS 10 looks promising, but this one aspect, which I use 90% of my phone for, I am not a fan of.
 
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Armen

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It just looks crammed and very child-like. Something I'd expect BlackBerry to put out into their BBM product.

The rest of iOS 10 looks promising, but this one aspect, which I use 90% of my phone for, I am not a fan of.
The thing is 90% of people use messaging and that is why they added all these features to it.
 
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It just looks crammed and very child-like. Something I'd expect BlackBerry to put out into their BBM product.

The rest of iOS 10 looks promising, but this one aspect, which I use 90% of my phone for, I am not a fan of.
Then don't use it and try to get the people you iMessage to not use it. Simple, right?
 
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I was really, really hoping for actual cloud integration with Messages. If we still aren't able to sync chat histories and message deletions with iOS 10, I'll be quite disappointed...
 

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They've taken a lot of cues from Facebook Messenger - I expect that a lot of folks on the forum here won't be interested in the new features, but it will help developers by attracting a wider audience (back) to iOS. I personally am going to use a fraction of the full potential in iMessage, but as a developer I'm excited that Apple is stuffing features in that all kinds of people will be interested in because it means there is a stronger likelihood they will have a chance to interact with my app.
 
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