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13 Feb, 2024
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Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate Apple's actions regarding Beeper Mini, an app that briefly enabled Android users to access iMessage features.

Speaking at the State of the Net Conference, Carr emphasized the need to examine whether Apple's actions comply with FCC rules, particularly those related to accommodating users with disabilities.

Beeper Mini, launched last year, allowed Android users to utilize iMessage functionalities, including blue message bubbles and high-quality media sharing. However, Apple swiftly blocked Beeper Mini users and thwarted attempts to keep the app operational, prompting its developers to abandon the project.

The Commissioner stressed the importance of investigating whether Apple's decision to disable Beeper Mini functionality contravened FCC rules aimed at promoting accessibility and usability. The Verge reached out to FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel for comment on potential investigation plans, but a response is pending.