While Anil Dash wonders if Apple could make their own Twitter, I just think it would be great if Apple would create (or buy) any type of messaging services that bypasses SMS. It’s such a colossal rip off. And out of date. And it continues to empower the carriers.
There’s a reason why BBM took off. Apple could make it work device-to-device as well. I’m thinking we need a FaceTime without the “Face”.
Of course, the third-party apps are doing a pretty good job of this using Apple’s Push Notification system for this purpose. But they’re still fragmented. I’m worried it may take Apple doing it (or again, buying one) to unify the system.