In little under 6 hours the BBM for Android download will go live, but what of the iPhone version? For a change Apple’s mobile OS platform will have to sit it out because this version will be delayed by a day. BBM on iPhone cannot be released on the same day as its rival platform because this would put a huge strain on BlackBerry servers because millions will be trying to download this at once and then start to use it.
This will be a huge issue, as iOS users know full well what happens when so many people try to use a piece of new software on the same day.
BBM on iPhone release time in UK and USA — The BBM on iPhone download will go live on the App Store at 12:01am local time on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Okay, so we know you have to wait another day and no doubt you will have to sit back and watch the smug faces of your friends who have an Android handset.
We do find it strange why the Android version of BBM is at staggered times, whereas for the iPhone it will be at 12:01am no matter where you are. If you live in the UK you will not get BBM for iOS before the likes of Hong Kong or Australia, but you will get your hands on it before people in the US.
This will do doubt anger some iPhone users because some will have before others, but this is a good idea to stop servers from backing up. Let us just hope there are no BBM on iPhone download issues to worry about on Sunday.
Are you upset that BBM will not support Android and iOS tablets, and do you think we will be waiting long for them to be supported?
Update: Android issues have delayed both the iPhone and Android app launch this weekend.