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Old Sep 8, 2010, 04:04 PM   #1
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Can't send messages to friends in Game Center?

Do you think they will update it to allow this or not? kinda sucks no chat system in place.
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Old Sep 8, 2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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Do you think they will update it to allow this or not? kinda sucks no chat system in place.
This isn't the only thing missing from Game Center. At the moment you cannot see the trophies/achievements of others. You just see a number that doesn't really say anything. What I find interesting is that Game Center games are listed and are linked to the iTunes store directly, so that someone can buy the game.
It seems to me that Apple created the Game Center only to sell more games, and not compete with XBox Live. This is a shame actually and I hope they will improve it. As it is right now it doesn't make any sense.
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Old Sep 8, 2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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well i assume that there is no messaging feature as they thought to start with people would add people they knew, as in real friends....
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Old Sep 8, 2010, 04:40 PM   #4
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Do you think they will update it to allow this or not? kinda sucks no chat system in place.
My guess is that the idea of a free text messaging system between every iPhone and iPod touch customer out of the box terrifies Apple's carrier partners (specifically AT&T).
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Old Sep 9, 2010, 06:18 AM   #5
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Do you think they will update it to allow this or not? kinda sucks no chat system in place.
Kinda sucks that you can't delete game center if you're not interested, too, along with the other apps that apple ship by default that are a waste of space to some of us. Still at least with iOS4 I can create a folder named "trash" and move all the nonsense apps into it.

They'll either fix your chat issue next update or it'll be abandoned in favour of the next "oooh shiny" ideal for customers with short attention spans.
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Old Sep 9, 2010, 08:07 AM   #6
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This isn't the only thing missing from Game Center. At the moment you cannot see the trophies/achievements of others. You just see a number that doesn't really say anything.
Yes, you can. You can check the leaderboards and compare achievements against your friends. What I also like is that you can start a game from within Game Center. That way I can move all compatible games in a folder and start them from within Game Center.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 02:26 AM   #7
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Post You can text and even call in game center with free game center app called GamePhone

Its brilliant but ur friends have to have it too for it to work
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:08 AM   #8
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My guess is that the idea of a free text messaging system between every iPhone and iPod touch customer out of the box terrifies Apple's carrier partners (specifically AT&T).
iMessage would like to have some words with you.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:21 AM   #9
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Do you think they will update it to allow this or not? kinda sucks no chat system in place.
Yes, watch the keynote.

iMessage is chat via your same iTunes account you have tied with GameCenter and all of Apple's other services.
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Yes, watch the keynote.

iMessage is chat via your same iTunes account you have tied with GameCenter and all of Apple's other services.
You're wrong as it's not tied in with game center as you cannot message from game center via iMessage and you cannot message your Game Center friends via iMessage unless you have them as a contact on your phone already. Not everyone has people on their phone that are their friends on game center and only know people by their username, not their iTunes account.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 12:30 PM   #11
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You're wrong as it's not tied in with game center as you cannot message from game center via iMessage and you cannot message your Game Center friends via iMessage unless you have them as a contact on your phone already. Not everyone has people on their phone that are their friends on game center and only know people by their username, not their iTunes account.
Quite.

Dragging up an old thread like this to point out iMessage is pretty pointless.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 12:34 PM   #12
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Quite.

Dragging up an old thread like this to point out iMessage is pretty pointless.
i didn't drag it up.....

also the guy had a point, you clearly stated Apple wouldn't do this and they have, be humble enough to just state you were wrong and move on rather than just insult the guy for bringing it up, i've done it before when people have done it without being petty...
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 12:37 PM   #13
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i didn't drag it up.....

also the guy had a point, you clearly stated Apple wouldn't do this and they have, be humble enough to just state you were wrong and move on rather than just insult the guy for bringing it up, i've done it before when people have done it without being petty...
I didn't state anything of the sort:

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My guess is that the idea of a free text messaging system between every iPhone and iPod touch customer out of the box terrifies Apple's carrier partners (specifically AT&T).
Everything I said is 100% correct. Carriers make obscene markups on SMS. Any system that competes with them and costs the user virtually nothing is a threat.

I also did not say that you dragged up the thread.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 01:03 PM   #14
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I didn't state anything of the sort:



Everything I said is 100% correct. Carriers make obscene markups on SMS. Any system that competes with them and costs the user virtually nothing is a threat.

I also did not say that you dragged up the thread.
you quoted my post, which meant you were replying to it. If you weren't saying it to me, why quote me?

your post was saying that, in response to the OP, that Apple would not offer a system like this. Unless you fancy backtracking more? :P
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you quoted my post, which meant you were replying to it. If you weren't saying it to me, why quote me?
I quoted your post, responded (in agreement to your post) and then made a further point in my post.

It is against the terms and conditions of these forums to make consecutive posts to respond to different people.

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your post was saying that, in response to the OP, that Apple would not offer a system like this. Unless you fancy backtracking more? :P
I did not say that Apple would not offer a system like this, I just said it was unlikely (in fact, I didn't even say that - it was merely implied). IMO iMessage is sufficiently crippled that it shouldn't pose much of a threat to carriers. You cannot possibly claim anything to the contrary, simple because I didn't write anything other than that. If my post from 2010 was repeated today, its meaning would still be 100% valid.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 01:13 PM   #16
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I quoted your post, responded (in agreement to your post) and then made a further point in my post.

It is against the terms and conditions of these forums to make consecutive posts to respond to different people.
Well you should have quoted his too or just made it clear, as it wasn't in your post. There's multiquote for a reason, or even just edit to add it, simple nettiqute really.....

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I did not say that Apple would not offer a system like this, I just said it was unlikely (in fact, I didn't even say that - it was merely implied). IMO iMessage is sufficiently crippled that it shouldn't pose much of a threat to carriers. You cannot possibly claim anything to the contrary, simple because I didn't write anything other than that. If my post from 2010 was repeated today, it's meaning would still be 100% valid.

when read in context of the thread, your post reads as basically saying they won't do it. obviously the guy who brought this thread back up thought it, as did i. You're just backtracking now and i'm not replying to you on this point again as you just can't be humble enough to admit it.
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when read in context of the thread, your post reads as basically saying they won't do it. obviously the guy who brought this thread back up thought it, as did i. You're just backtracking now and i'm not replying to you on this point again as you just can't be humble enough to admit it.
I'll easily admit when I'm wrong, but let me put it this way. If I write:

The idea of a free text messaging system between every iPhone and iPod touch customer out of the box terrifies Apple's carrier partners (specifically AT&T).

What part of that is wrong at this very moment?

Some carriers forbid the use of IM etc. over their data networks. It's clearly a concern for them.

A statement like:

The carriers would never allow Apple to have a free messaging service in iOS

Would clearly have been wrong.
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