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iPhone users can text from Windows

## Windows users can now send messages from iPhone via desktop, breaking the monopoly advantage of Apple computers. On May 15, (Microsoft)( announced that the latest version of iPhone Link for Windows 11 can receive notifications, send messages and answer calls from iPhones. paired with the computer. Most Americans are using iPhones. Because of the interoperability between products, Mac computers have taken market share away from Windows computers in recent years. In 2022, Apple will account for about 10% of all global PC shipments, with the rest being Windows PCs, according to research firm IDC. Microsoft’s move can remove a barrier for computer buyers, but it’s easier to buy a Mac to use (iPhone)( Phone Link was previously only available for Android phones. However, the program does not have as many features as Apple’s Messages for Mac. It works over Bluetooth, according to The Verge, and requires the iPhone to have the Link to Windows app installed. After completing the installation, the Windows computer will receive a notification from the user’s iPhone. It does not support group messaging via iMessage and does not allow sending photos and videos. Phone Link only shows messages sent or received, so if a user sends a message on their phone, they won’t see the message history in the Windows app. Microsoft started rolling out Phone Link for iOS on Windows 11 last month, supporting 39 languages ​​in 85 markets. The company notes it will take several weeks for it to reach everyone.



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