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Apple launches beta version of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Apple launches beta version of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Billed by the company as the biggest iOS release ever, Apple has released the beta version of the latest iPhone, iPod and iPad software. 

Apple 'borrows' WhatsApp features, Jan Koum 'flattered'

Soon after the keynote was delivered at the Apple WWDC in San Francisco on Monday, Koum tweeted: "very flattering to see Apple "borrow" numerous WhatsApp features into iMessage in iOS 8 #innovation."

Smartphone chat apps overtaking text messaging

Research company Informa Telecoms and Media found that last year an average of 19.1 billion messages were sent using chat apps each day, compared with an average 17.6 billion text messages.

Investors dump BlackBerry as iMessage seen major threat

iMessage announced by Apple Monday will challenge RIM`s highly popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) instant chat service which has given the Canadian company an edge over its rivals.