Apple is seemingly ready to support RCS on iPhones starting 2024
However, one of the things we are concerned about is end-to-end encryption. Now, iMessage currently supports end-to-end encryption, which means, no one, not even Apple can access the contents of our messages (at least that is what they tell us). However, there is no encryption protocol within RCS, which leads us to question why Apple would welcome RCS if it means taking ten steps backward. When questioned about this, Apple has responded by saying that they are currently working with the GSMA to integrate encryption into the RCS protocol, before it can be integrated into iPhones.
We will receive more updates on this as the days roll on, but it is definitely good to see that Apple is finally conforming with the much-requested RCS integration, and we are sure that they will successfully implement it with encryption in mind.