BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for iPhone and iPod Touch said to be submitted to App Store two weeks, as reported by a BlackBerry Senior Manager who was working on the software to bring BBM for iPhone devices. It is expected that BlackBerry Messenger app is under examination by App Store team for final release.
BlackBerry has announced earlier this year that they will bring BlackBerry Messenger to other platforms finally this year, and we will see a working BBM on iPhone and Android phones by the mid-2013. However, it seems now Apple is delaying the BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone and iPod Touch launch in the App Store. BlackBerry is bringing the BBM services to other devices for free of cost, and the application on iPhone will be identical to the BBM version present on BlackBerry Z10 phone. The BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone and iPod Touch will be missing some components that are exclusively limited to BlackBerry phones.
— Alex Kinsella (@alexkinsella) September 6, 2013
While BlackBerry publicly announces the BBM for iPhone app submission to App Store, Apple says to developers that they are accepting 99% of applications in the App Store all over the five working days. At the moment, BlackBerry is unavailable to comment on the chaos created by its Senior Manager who worked on the BBM for iOS.
BlackBerry is pretty late in joining the cross-platform messaging service party on iPhone and Android phones. There are already identical applications available in both App Store and Google Play Store that provides the similar features to users on their phones. BlackBerry has lost a major number of subscribers from his BBM services over the last few years. Now it is believed that bringing BBM to other platforms will help BlackBerry in surviving the market.