Google briefly confirmed a piece on the new Google Messages page claiming that Apple is ready to roll out Wealthy Communication Providers (RCS) assist for iPhones this fall. This means that the iPhone maker is prone to lengthen RCS assist in with the upcoming iOS 18 replace.

The web page, noticed first by 9to5Google, had particulars about the advantages of RCS. One of many sections inside that had a label “coming quickly on iOS” with a title referred to as “Higher messaging for all.”

The cardboard will not be seen on the web page now, however the textual content signifies that’s nonetheless within the supply code of the web page.

“Apple has introduced it will likely be adopting RCS within the fall of 2024. As soon as that occurs, it’ll imply a greater messaging expertise for everybody,” the outline learn.

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Final November, Apple confirmed that it was engaged on including assist for RCS. At the moment, the corporate didn’t specify a timeline, however mentioned that the compatibility is coming “subsequent yr.”

For the longest time, Google has urged, nudged, and nagged Apple about including RCS to scale back the “Inexperienced bubble-blue bubble” differentiation. Whereas RCS won’t clear up that, however it’ll imply that Android customers will have the ability to ship hi-res media to iPhone customers.

Final yr, Google introduced new options for RCS corresponding to a profile, Photomoji, and improved audio high quality for voice notes as the corporate mentioned 1 billion people were using RCS monthly.

Google’s partial reveal in regards to the RCS compatibility timeline for iPhones comes because the U.S. Division of Justice is beginning a authorized battle in opposition to Apple over the Cupertino-based firm’s monopolistic practices. Notably, the lawsuit counts “inexperienced bubbles” as a problem affecting consumer safety.