On Monday, Apple announced iOS 8 at the WWDC, and it ushered in several cool features into their standard applications, and this also includes iMessage. Truth be told, these additions are great for the ecosystem, but for a company that prides it’s self in innovation, they managed to snatch several features from WhatsApp and the CEO, Jan Koum, couldn’t help to poke Apple about it.
very flattering to see Apple “borrow” numerous WhatsApp features into iMessage in iOS 8 #innovation
— jan koum (@jankoum) June 2, 2014
Among the features that were ‘stolen’ the new iMessage app will allow you to place audio, video and location information into your messages, something WhatsApp users already have. From the tweet Koum wasn’t specific on the features he was angry at Apple for snarfing, but these could very well be the ones that angered him.
Well seems Apple borrowed several ideas from other messaging platforms, they have also allowed you to have the attachments you send to others via iMessage ‘self-destruct’, a feature we already have in Snapchat’s integral messaging service.
It’s no secret that Apple is playing catch up in many features as it’s upcoming iDrive cloud storage service is also similar to the popular Dropbox service. So do you think Apple is losing its innovation touch?