The topic that was once considered difficult, the article has already come about before we had time to prepare ourselves. When Apple announced that they are preparing to support the RCS (Rich Communication Services) standard for messaging services, which will begin to be implemented through software updates next year, it means that sending messages in various formats through basic messaging apps on iPhones and Androids is now possible.
The announcement from Apple, as reported by 9to5Mac, reveals that next year Apple will support the RCS Universal Profile, which is the messaging standard of GSM. Apple believes that RCS will provide a much better user experience compared to SMS and MMS, and it will also work in conjunction with iMessage, the safest and most secure messaging platform for Apple users.
Apple further explains that iMessage will continue to be a closed system for Apple users, but RCS will enhance the functionality of iMessage when sending messages to Android users. And when Android users send RCS-formatted messages to iPhone users, this is considered an improvement in the messaging system between the two platforms.
In the past, RCS has been a topic that Google, as the developer of Android, has been trying to promote and push Apple to join. Finally, these efforts have paid off.
TLDR: Apple plans to support the RCS standard for messaging services next year through software updates. This will allow users to send messages in different formats on iPhones and Androids. RCS is expected to provide a better user experience compared to SMS and MMS and will work with iMessage for Apple users. This announcement comes after Google’s efforts to bring Apple into the RCS fold.