At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this week, Apple announced changes to how it will sell apps, to the Apple Watch operating system watchOS and to its messaging app iMessage. But as always, what the consumer tech giant didn’t say is just as interesting.
Top of the list for Too Embarrassed to Ask host Lauren Goode and her special guest host, The Verge’s Dieter Bohn: iMessage, which is getting its own app store and several new features to compete with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Conspicuously absent, though, is compatibility with non-iDevices, which suggests Apple still sees messaging as a competitive battlefield. Sorry, Android users!
On the new podcast, Lauren and Dieter also discussed improvements to the Apple TV and the Macintosh operating system, newly re-christened macOS. And they answered several questions from our readers and listeners about Apple’s beta programs, how Siri compares to Amazon’s Alexa and rumors about what Cupertino’s next hardware will be.
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