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Why new Apple software may not lure away Android users

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Apple is playing catch-up with new features to its mobile operating system and apps announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference this week.

Apple plans to bring voice and video messaging to its iMessage application, and like SnapChat, the new version of iMessage will allow messages to self-destruct. Apple is also improving its cloud services, pitting itself against companies such as DropBox and Evernote in the realm of file storage.

But those new capabilities aren't likely to lure users away from Android devices, according to Maggie Reardon, a senior writer at CNET.

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