What you need to know
- A new report guesses that iMessage will experience a major upgrade this year.
- Apple has been rumored to bring more social network aspects to the service.
iMessage could be the main event at WWDC this year.
As reported by MacRumors, iMessage has certainly found itself in most of the promotional material for WWDC21 this year. While this could simply be a marketing choice by Apple, it could also be a hint that the service is set to receive a huge update.
While this alone wouldn't necessarily mean too much, a recent report from Bloomberg also said that the company is working to make iMessage more of a social network than it already is. However, that report did not have enough confidence to say if the features would be released at this year's WWDC.
The WWDC21 keynote is set to kick off on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 AM PDT so it won't be long until we find out if iMessage is truly set for a major update.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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