In addition to announcing new integration between iOS and Mac OS X with AirDrop support and its new Handoff feature, Apple announced today that it’s bringing SMS and phone calls to the Mac. That means that you can now have your SMS text messages and phone calls from your iPhone arrive as notifications on your Mac. Users will be able to respond to messages and even use the Mac as a speaker phone in order to complete a phone call. Previously iOS users only had access to iMessage messages and FaceTime on the Mac.

Apple’s new Handoff feature brings further integration between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite by allowing users to pick up where they left off in apps across platforms using a single swiping gesture.

During the presentation, Apple’s Craig Federighi used the new calling feature on the Mac to make a call to new Apple employee and Beats Electronics co-founder Dr. Dre (pictured above).

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4 Responses to “Apple brings iOS SMS and phone calling to the Mac”

  1. iPadCary says:

    “… new Apple employee Dr. Dre.”
    I just threw up a little in my mouth.

  2. lol @ comment.
    I love the idea behind this….I wonder when will idealess windows start copying?
    As to Shamedung, I heard they already started reinventing ophonecalling….

  3. Will this SMS and phone call require something like Bluetooth LE or stuff?
    I didn’t get it