OS X Lion and iMessage
Why didn't iMessage support appear in 10.7.2?
The introduction of support in OS X would be a great step to promote iMessage. After all, there is everything for this:
- iCloud has a common address book
- there is an excellent iChat IM client - add the iMessage protocol to it and that’s it.
Enthusiasts have unearthed code snippets in iChat:
interface IMMessage: NSObject
IMHandle * _sender;
IMHandle * _subject;
NSAttributedString * _text;
NSString * _plainBody;
NSDate * _time;
NSDate * _timeDelivered;
NSDate * _timeRead;
But officially, Apple is silent.
The iMessage application concept for OS X has appeared online . It was invented by Jan-Michael Cart.
Personally, I don’t see the point in a separate application, but as it will be in reality, I think we will find out soon, because delaying the lack of iMessage support in OS X is not in Apple's best interest.