Apple rivals call for iMessage to be designated core service under DMA

08/11/2023 | Financial Times

Google and a group of European telecoms companies, including Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and Orange, have written to the European Commission calling for Apple's iMessage to be classified as a core service under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). If the Commission agrees, it would require Apple to make the app fully compatible with rival services. Currently, only Apple users can communicate via iMessage, and when Android users join a chat group, they lose some functionality. The group of companies claim that Apple's service meets the DMAs qualitative threshold, arguing that the "fundamental nature" of iMessage as an "important gateway between business users and their customers is without doubt justification for Apple's designation as gatekeeper for its iMessage service".

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