Jeffrey Mincey on one of Apple’s visible but hidden hooks:
The package. More than iOS or macOS, that sets Apple’s products apart from the competition. Everything is wrapped up in a cohesive package, a curated system that gives us email, browsing, contacts and calendar, and all the basics that we need and use regularly, but tied together so well that a switch can be painful.
Messages are encrypted from device to device. Sharing is an absolute breeze; text, files, photos, stickers, drawings, you name it. Messages sends and receives it. It even has built-in games. It can be depressing to see that green bubble indicating a standard text message vs. Messages.
Amen. The green bubble means second class citizen.