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IMessage Icon.png
Messages iOS 7 Screenshot.pngA thread of conversation and media in the
Messages application on iOS 8
Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Initial release October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12)
Development status Active
Operating system iOS, OS X
Type Instant messaging service
License Proprietary

*iMessage* is an instant messenger service developed by Apple Inc. It is
supported by the Messages application in iOS 5 and later^[1] and OS X
Mountain Lion and later.^[2]


· 1 History
· 2 Features
· 3 Technology
· 4 Problems
· 5 See also
· 6 References


iMessage was announced by Scott Forstall at the WWDC 2011 keynote on June
6, 2011. A version of the iOS Messages application with support for
iMessage was included in the iOS 5 update on October 12, 2011.

On February 16, 2012, Apple announced that a new OS X Messages application


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