Nothing Announces iMessage Compatibility via New App

Phone brand Nothing today announced plans to introduce a new "Nothing Chats" app that features iMessage compatibility later this month.

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The app is powered by Sunbird, an unofficial iMessage client that debuted last year with over 10,000 downloads on the Google Play Store. To use the Nothing Chats app with iMessage, users will need to log in with their Apple ID. The app touts end-to-end encryption in line with Sunbird's privacy policy.

In a new video, Nothing CEO Carl Pei explained that the app will support individual and group chats, typing indicators, full-size media sharing, and voice notes. Features like read receipts, message reactions, and replies will be added later.

Nothing Chats will also support RCS messaging on the Phone (2). The app will be available in the U.S., UK, and EU from Friday, November 17.

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Top Rated Comments

Quu Avatar
3 weeks ago
The main issue with this, when you login, you're giving a third-party company your Apple ID credentials. And in addition to that, they can see every message you're sending and receiving through their hosted infrastructure which is acting as a man in the middle (MITM) between you and Apple's iMessage service.

It's a massive privacy issue and I don't think the convenience of having iMessage available is worth this security and privacy trade-off.
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nocsi Avatar
3 weeks ago
Apple should implement a feature to detect people doing this and make their chat bubble red
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tooloud10 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Who's gonna provide their AppleID credentials to a third party so they can get iMessage on an Android phone?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spaceboi Scaphandre Avatar
3 weeks ago

Thank you for an article for a thing that no one cares about.
I care. It's pretty admirable making a new phone brand in this day in age when the market's stagnated to just major flagships, specially after the amount of bozos who said "don't like Apple doing this and that? Then make your own phone" and Carl Pei came out and said "aight, bet."
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
3 weeks ago
Number of buyers of the phone: Nobody.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pugxiwawa Avatar
3 weeks ago
“Can’t wait to share my AppleID”

Says nobody
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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