Tim Cook says ‘buy your mom an iPhone’ when asked about RCS (Updated)

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  • Tim Cook says Apple users aren’t keen on getting RCS messaging support on iPhones.
  • He told a person at a conference to get their mom an iPhone to solve the green bubble problem.
  • Google’s Android SVP says you shouldn’t have to do so.

Update: September 8, 2022 (4:51 AM ET): Google’s SVP of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer has responded to the Apple CEO’s comments about RCS. He says people shouldn’t have to buy their mom’s new iPhones just to send photos and videos. You can see Lockheimer’s tweet below and read what Tim Cook said about RCS support on iMessage in the original article below.