‘Is the barrier between PC and iMessage breaking down?’ Intel Unveils Cross-Platform Sharing Technology


‘Is the barrier between PC and iMessage breaking down?’ Intel Unveils Cross-Platform Sharing Technology

Michael Simon | Macworld

Although not attending the event at all, Apple’s impact on CES 2022 was huge. A number of Apple-related or Apple-conscious products were announced, such as the Dell Touch Bar, MSI laptops faster than the M1 Max, backpacks with Find My, and smart home accessories that support HomeKit. Intel’s announcement is also of interest.

During the keynote, Intel announced laptops that stand out from its recently acquired Screenovate software. Scrinovate is a product that integrates multiple devices with different operating system environments. This feature will be introduced for the first time in the Intel Evo notebook lineup to be released in the second half of this year. Intel claims it is a game-changing feature.

What appeared in the window on the PC screen was none other than iMessage. ⓒ INTEL

Intel has released a short video of Evo laptops and iPhones using an app developed by Intel to receive and reply to iMessages. It also sent health data from the Apple Watch to the PC, including heart rate, ECG, and blood oxygen levels. So far, there have been no PC apps or features that run Apple iMessage and Health app data. The presentation starts at the 19th minute of the next video.

Of course, demonstrations and demo videos are still in the development stage, so they are far from commercialization. No product announcements are scheduled until the end of 2022, and naturally the schedule shifts to 2023. Several limitations must also be addressed. The point of the video means that the barriers between devices have been resolved to some extent, and it is clear that Apple will also express something. Apple would not have intervened in a solution using Scrinovate technology, and its attitude towards third-party apps that handle personal data such as health would not be cooperative. Of course, it is also a problem that concerns related to privacy and security must be clearly resolved before public disclosure.

But even if the Scrinovate feature never materializes, it does mean that Intel has shown that it is possible to access iMessage from a PC, bypassing Apple’s proprietary messaging system. The demonstration in the video went very smoothly, giving me hope that one day the barrier between Apple and PC may be broken. [email protected]

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