Beeper Mini, launched in December, allows Android users to access Apple’s iMessage service, enabling cross-platform messaging (1). The app’s rapid rise has raised concerns for Apple, leading to changes in the iMessage system and potential antitrust issues.
Despite facing challenges from Apple, Beeper Mini has continued to work on integrating iMessage for Android users (2). However, Apple has taken steps to block the app, leading to disruptions in the service for Beeper Mini customers, including those using Mac computers. The ongoing battle between Beeper Mini and Apple has sparked debates about walled gardens, antitrust, and the future of cross-platform messaging.