Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to artefuldodger)
this is a user helping user forum apple don't read or write here
and us mortals like yourself have no idea about apples future plans
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to artefuldodger)
Messages IS an iOS only application and there are other texting apps available in the App Store that will work with non iOS devices, so it would seem highly unlikely - to me - that Apple would change the way that it works now since there is no reason for them to do so.
It was developed as an iOS to iOS to Mac messaging app and not an all purpose texting app - much like FaceTime is an iOS to iOS to Mac app only.
But like Rudegar said, we are just other users like you are and we have no idea what the PTB may do in the future.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to artefuldodger)
Thanks for the replies. I know every one here is a user like me. Just thought some one might have heard or read something on the subject
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to artefuldodger)
Using FaceTime http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4319
Troubleshooting FaceTime http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3367
The Complete Guide to FaceTime + iMessage: Setup, Use, and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting FaceTime and iMessage activation
iOS: FaceTime is 'Unable to verify email because it is in use'
Using FaceTime and iMessage behind a firewall
iOS: About Messages
Set up iMessage
iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion: Link your phone number and Apple ID for use with FaceTime and iMessage
How to Set Up & Use iMessage on iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch with iOS
Troubleshooting iMessage Issues: Some Useful Tips You Should Try
Setting Up Multiple iOS Devices for iMessage and Facetime
FaceTime and iMessage not accepting Apple ID password
Unable to use FaceTime and iMessage with my apple ID
FaceTime, Game Center, Messages: Troubleshooting sign in issues
How to Block Someone on FaceTime
My Facetime Doesn't Ring
To send messages to non-Apple devices, check out the TextFree app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/text-free-textfree-sms-real/id399355755?mt=8
How to Send SMS from iPad
You can check the status of the FaceTime/iMessage servers at this link.
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