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Jan Koum, the CEO and also the co-founder of WhatsApp, was not a very happy customer after Apple’s Developers Conference(Apple WWDC 2014) on 2/June/14. His tweet, that include highlighting the words “borrow” and also sarcastically calling this “innovation” shows how annoyed he was from the Apple’s Messaging UI.
very flattering to see Apple “borrow” numerous WhatsApp features into iMessage in iOS 8 #innovation
— jan koum (@jankoum) June 2, 2014
From the official iOS 8 feature list apple has showcased various features like “Embedding/Inserting an audio/video clip the the message” , “Delivery Status” , “touch to record your voice and send the same audio”,”Managing group chats” , which are very similar to the one’s used in Whatsapp.
source : apple.com
This is not the first time, even in the past Apple has been accused many times to borrowing/copying features by big brands like
- Android(at the launch of iOS 5 & iOS 7)
- OS gaint Microsoft(eg Path Bar, Navigation Bar, System Preferences etc)
- Samsung(the famous 1B “5 cent coins”dollar story)
- Sony (while designing the first generation iPhone)
Despite of all the blame games Apple still hold among the top brand names and we are sure there will be a huge pre-order like for iPhone 6 (planned to contain iOS 8).