Why Are Some iPhone Text Messages Blue and Some Green? iMessages Explained

About a year ago, Apple released iOS 5.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. One of the biggest new features of iOS 5 is the ability to send messages over a data-only connection. In real-world terms, this means an iPad, even a wi-fi-only model, could send and receive text messages with other iOS devices. This feature is called iMessage, and it really is a nifty feature, but it can be hard to understand the difference between normal text messages and iMessages on an iPhone. Enter Jesse Hollington, Applications Editor at ilounge.com, a great resource for iPhone/iPad/iPod information.

In a post on Quora (which is awesome, by the way), Jesse very clearly explains the difference between traditional SMS/MMS (green text messages) and iMessage (blue messages).

Click to read Quote of Jesse Hollington’s answer to What is the difference between blue and green messages on the iPhone in iOS 5.0.1? on Quora

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