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Old Oct 19, 2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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iChat application for the iPhone 4s

There's no iChat app for the iPhone 4s to be able to instant message chat with those you normally speak to on your computer?
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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Google talk app works well.
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 12:51 PM   #3
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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Google talk app works well.
What Google Talk app?
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 01:01 PM   #6
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Surprised Apple hasn't made an iChat application. It should be built into the phone already but to create an app would be simple. You would then be able to video chat with people on computers as well which would be cool instead of having to go through FaceTime.
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 01:10 PM   #7
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Surprised Apple hasn't made an iChat application. It should be built into the phone already but to create an app would be simple. You would then be able to video chat with people on computers as well which would be cool instead of having to go through FaceTime.
There's evidence we may see iMessage capability in iChat: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/14/...x-lions-ichat/

As to videochat with people on computers, FaceTime exists in OSX, or just use Skype.
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 01:13 PM   #8
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IMO lets you log into gtalk, MSN, yahoo and a few others. Not sure about iChat though.
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 01:17 PM   #9
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There's evidence we may see iMessage capability in iChat: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/14/...x-lions-ichat/

As to videochat with people on computers, FaceTime exists in OSX, or just use Skype.
FaceTime doesn't exist on mine and they would still have to download the software and install it. iChat is already used to video chat with people so it would obviously be more convenient. Hopefully they implement iChat into the iPhone or at least offer an app for it.
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 01:18 PM   #10
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What Google Talk app?
Can't remember exactly what it was called, don't use iP4 any longer, but it used Gtalk which worked very well with mobile/desktop clients.
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 01:24 PM   #11
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FaceTime doesn't exist on mine and they would still have to download the software and install it.
Included in Lion, I forgot that it wasn't in Snow Leopard so you're right on that, good point. It's a $0.99 download from the Apple App Store.
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 01:52 PM   #13
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Try Verbs, it's about as close to an Apple app as could be.
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 01:59 PM   #14
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I'll download FaceTime from the App Store just to have it anyways. What is Verbs?
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I recommend Beejive IM. Well worth it.
i also use beejive for all in one chat app.
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