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  • A new official Google Messages webpage affirms that iPhone RCS support is coming in the fall.
  • Originally, Apple only committed to 2024, so this is a more specific timeframe.
  • Given the timing, it’s likely we’d see this land in tandem with the iPhone 16 series.

Late last year, Apple stunned the entire tech world by announcing it would support rich communication services (RCS) within iMessage at some point in 2024. The company has been mum on any further details since that announcement, but we finally have a small but useful update from a different source: Google.

On a new webpage dedicated to Google Messages (first spotted by 9to5Google), the company divulges that RCS messaging support for iPhones is coming “in the fall of 2024.” This is a bit more specific than just “next year,” which is all Apple said at the time of its initial announcement.