After years of Google campaigning to have Apple adopt RCS messaging and stop the annoying green bubbles that appear when an iPhone user texts with someone with an Android phone, Tim Cook finally responded – with a quip.
Tim Cook said “buy your mom an iPhone” when asked about Apple using the RCS standard. His joke was reported by The Verge and came in response to a question asked by LiQuan Hunt from Vox Media, during the Vox Media Code 2022 event that happened on Wednesday night.
According to The Verge, when asked “how Apple founder Steve Jobs would feel about using the RCS standard in iMessage,” Cook responded by saying “I would love to convert you to an iPhone.”
His responses, while expected, will definitely be used by Google in a new snipe.
The company actually put up a site called “Get the message” that asks Apple to fix texting and remove the annoying bubble color, so keep an eye on that to see how Google responds to Cook’s message.