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Another report ponders if iMessage is getting a huge update at WWDC

iMessage could possibly be the principle occasion at WWDC this 12 months.

As reported by MacRumors, iMessage has actually discovered itself in many of the promotional materials for WWDC21 this 12 months. Whereas this might merely be a advertising and marketing alternative by Apple, it is also a touch that the service is about to obtain an enormous replace.

iMessage seems to be a central theme within the advertising and marketing for this 12 months’s WWDC. For instance, the placeholder for WWDC’s reside stream on YouTube, which is already reside, options iMessage bubbles, Tapback, and iMessage’s full-screen laser impact. Equally, the Twitter hashflag to advertise WWDC this 12 months is an iMessage thumbs-up Tapback bubble.

The iMessage stickers and official WWDC apparel and pins for this 12 months additionally options iMessage bubbles, Tapback reactions, and emojis, however this isn’t essentially unusual for Apple’s yearly conference-related outerwear.

Whereas this alone would not essentially imply an excessive amount of, a current report from Bloomberg additionally stated that the corporate is working to make iMessage extra of a social community than it already is. Nevertheless, that report didn’t have sufficient confidence to say if the options can be launched at this 12 months’s WWDC.

Sadly the report would not go into element about what House display screen modifications are afoot, however it does sound like Apple is working to make iMessage extra of a social community competitor than it at the moment is. Though it is attainable these modifications will not make this 12 months’s software program updates.

“The corporate can be engaged on upgrades to iMessage with the eventual objective of appearing as extra of a social community and higher competing with Fb Inc.’s WhatsApp. These modifications are nonetheless early in improvement and will come later, the folks stated.”

The identical report says that the brand new updates will even embrace improved automated replies based mostly on a consumer’s standing. an auto-reply could possibly be generated when somebody is asleep, for instance, simply as it’s now when an iPhone detects that its consumer is driving.

The WWDC21 keynote is about to kick off on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 AM PDT so it will not be lengthy till we discover out if iMessage is really set for a serious replace.