Last week, we shared an article about how to use Beeper Mini to overcome restrictions between iPhone, to have the ability to transfer messages via iMessage. However, Apple does not want this to happen and below we will tell you all the details of the new war between both operating systems.
The enthusiasm for this new possibility of being able to send and receive messages through iMessage between Apple and Android devices has been brief. Since just four days after its launch, Apple has confirmed that it denies unauthorized access to iMessage, leaving Android users without the possibility of using this feature.
The eternal debate between iMessage and Android
The controversy surrounding the exclusivity of iMessage and unofficial attempts to bring it to Android have been recurring topics in recent technology and compatibility conversations. Mini Beeper seemed to have solved the problem and offered a hassle-free solution to enjoy iMessage on Android devices. However, the reality has proven to be different.
In a recent statement, Apple has not only announced the action of block unauthorized access to iMessage, but has also expressed concerns about the risks to user security and privacy associated with these types of applications. The company highlights the importance of its ecosystem and the need to maintain the end to end encryption to ensure the security of user data.
Apple has categorized applications as Beeper Mini as “disguised applications”, Since to maintain the integrity of the encryption, you cannot verify messages sent through these applications as having valid credentials. In addition, Apple has stressed that these techniques represent a risk to the security of users who use them, such as exposing metadata and opening unwanted messages, spam and phishing attacks.
The Contrast: Opening iMessage vs. Closing the Ecosystem
While Apple’s statement does not explicitly mention Beeper Mini, it is clear that this application cannot be used from now on. It seems that Apple has no intention of allowing iMessage to escape its closed ecosystem with either Beeper Mini or any other third-party application that could pose a risk to user security. Of course, this decision has generated criticism and discussion both within the Apple ecosystem and outside.
The story of Mini Beeper It’s only been a brief love affair with iMessage on Android, once again demonstrating Apple’s quick ability to act when it believes an app isn’t following its standards. In the meantime, we will continue waiting for news on the subject. Perhaps over time, secure options will be developed, even created by Apple itself, to be able to use iMessage with Android devices. In fact, this is something that already happens with FaceTime. Although there is no specific FaceTime application for Android, it is possible for Apple users to share a link with Android users that allows them to join the call from their device.