Apple executive Eddy Cue tried to bring iMessage to Android in 2013
What you need to know
- The depositions of Eddy Cue and Scott Forstall in the Epic v. Apple trial have been released.
- The documents reveal Cue pushed to bring iMessage to Android back in 2013.
iMessage almost came to Android back in 2013.
As reported by The Verge, according to a new deposition made public ahead of the Epic V. Apple trial, Eddy Cue, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, pushed to bring iMessage to Android back in 2013. The deposition contains an email exchange between Cue and Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, in which Cue talked about bringing iMessage to the platform.
You can read the exchange between Cue and Federighi below:
You can read all of the newly public deposition documents here.
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