Inconsistencies in Apple Chat Bubble (Messages) Iconography

6 months ago from , Designer

I'm curious what other people think about the Apple cross-platform Messages icon. On iOS it's green, but on Mac it's blue. I'm not sure why they do this because a green bubble in Messages means a non-iOS device (like Android) and is usually a negative connotation. Having the icons so dissimilar is hopefully rooted in a "good" reason, but I'm not sure what.