Rumors are swirling that Apple is considering playing nice with other cellular companies and that would benefit everyone.

Official reports show that Apple’s iOS 16 will allow you to edit a sent message and even recall one. Additionally, the tapback spam that happens in group messages involving people messaging on non-iOS phones, is set to be fixed. No more hating Amy for hearting Courtney’s recent posting because you see the whole message 15 times.

All that is nice, but the rumors I am hearing involve RCS. Rich Communication Services is the accelerated advancement of SMS/MMS messaging. Rather than working in bubbles and primarily text, RCS brings an app-like environment to the table.

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