If you have been paying attention to the news, you will see that there are many out there who are criticizing Apple for iOS 8, and how Apple has been “borrowing” features found in many apps and integrating them into iOS 8. For iOS users, this is a good thing since those features are now native.
However it seems that if there’s one CEO out there who does not appreciate it, it would be WhatsApp’s CEO, Jan Koum, who took to Twitter to voice his opinion about iOS 8. According to Koum’s message, “very flattering to see Apple “borrow” numerous WhatsApp features into iMessage in iOS 8 #innovation”
With iOS 8, Apple introduced new features to their messaging app. While the app could allow users to send multimedia to their friends and family, the changes Apple made with iOS 8 included the ability to send voice messages, just by tapping and holding the microphone button on the screen, which is also a feature on WhatsApp.
While Koum did not point out any features in particular, we’re assuming its features like the one mentioned above that got him a little riled up. There are other features in the app such as location sharing, the renaming of group chats, a special folder for photos and videos sent in group chat, and so on that Koum could be talking about as well, but what do you guys think?