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Apple wants you to spend upwards of $429 on an iPhone to avoid green bubbles

If you want to get rid of the green bubbles of iMessage when you text someone on Android, Tim Cook has the solution: buy them an iPhone.

After Apple’s Far Out event – where the company announced the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch 8, Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2 – Tim Cook was on hand Vox Media’s Code 2022 event (opens in new tab). There, Cook was asked about the possibility of iMessage taking over RCS messages – the new standard texting system used by Android smartphones.