iChat application for the iPhone 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BGTHEMOGUL, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Google talk app works well.
     
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    a.y.n

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    I recommend Beejive IM. Well worth it.
     
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    EmbraceTheOne

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    Meebo :)
     
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    rwilliams

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    What Google Talk app?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. macrumors 603

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    There's evidence we may see iMessage capability in iChat: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/14/apple-is-building-imessage-into-os-x-lions-ichat/

    As to videochat with people on computers, FaceTime exists in OSX, or just use Skype.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    IMO lets you log into gtalk, MSN, yahoo and a few others. Not sure about iChat though.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    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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    AnthonySmith

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    Skype?
     
  12. macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  13. macrumors 68010

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    Try Verbs, it's about as close to an Apple app as could be.
     
  14. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll download FaceTime from the App Store just to have it anyways. What is Verbs?
     
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    rbrian

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    Meebo is great - unless you're running iOS5, then it crashes as soon as you try to open it. Even with iOS 4.3.5, it would notify me of non-existent events - a known bug, which "will be fixed in the next update".

    I hope it gets updated soon, other than the minor irritating bug, and the major app-killing bug, it's excellent! It connects to just about every IM protocol you've heard of, and some you haven't.
     
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    i also use beejive for all in one chat app.
     

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