Eric Ravenscraft not only has Apple perfected the iMessage lock-in for the American market, Google has no game in this space. Chat and it’s carrier dependency and lack of encryption is not the answer. I’m more interested in cross-platform end-to-end encryption from services like Signal. Also, I do appreciate Apple’s position on encryption with iMessage. The angst could be reduced if Apple simply provided iMesssage for Android like they provide Apple Music for Android. Thank you for writing this article.