Do you care about Video Chat? a.k.a. Will you be upset 3 hours from now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Donz0r, Jun 8, 2009.

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Do you care about video chat and will it happen today?

  1. Yes I really care about front facing camera, and the new iPhone WILL have it.

    11 vote(s)
    13.8%
  2. Yes I really care about front facing camera, but the new iPhone WILL NOT have it.

    15 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. No I don't really care about front facing camera, but the new iPhone WILL have it.

    12 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. No I don't really care about front facing camera, but the new iPhone WILL NOT have it.

    42 vote(s)
    52.5%
  1. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    So, who here actually cares about the front facing camera rumors?

    It would be cool to video chat, but its not a feature I really care about. Maybe if a lot of people I knew got new iPhones I would care.
     
  2. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    Could really care less....I do want video recording though....
     
  3. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    There's other phones out there with it. Can't see it being iPhone to iPhone only. But anyway I don't think I'd use it that much. And I don't think we will see it today anyway.
     
  4. spookme macrumors member

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    Video calling been available for some time here in UK, dont know about USA, when I first got it had a quick go, it kept the kids happy for about 30 seconds.

    The tech wasn't up to much, was a bit of pain in the backside too, because people could see when you were not actually paying attention.

    So I for one, really wont be bothered if the new phone doesn't have video call capability. Video conference like on iChat, thats a different matter!
     
  5. Donz0r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I know they exist, but I don't know a single person who has one.
     
  6. spazattack674 macrumors regular

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    I agree. I'm far more likely to record a video and want to upload it to YouTube than to have a video chat with someone. It's a cool enough idea, but it's not universal enough.
     
  7. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    Spaz.....I think thats what they need to do, because people love to upload to youtube from there phone so make it more direct...
     
  8. robothero macrumors 6502

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    i had a front facing camera on my old phone and used it for skype video calls two or three times a week.
     
  9. Donz0r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? That's really cool. However, I believe you are in the small minority of really techy people with really techy friends that do this. I beleive this tech will not hit mainstream for another couple years as ubiquitous broadband becomes more available.
     
  10. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    I have never used video chat, and I don't know anyone who has. So I won't be disappointed if the new one doesn't have it. I would rather they used the space they could save if they didn't put a front-facing camera in for something a bit more useful.
     
  11. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    I don't need a camera looking at me all the time, I guess I am not that self-absorbed that I need that dedicated feature. Video chat? No thank you, wont use it. Plus it would be a lag-fest over anything but WiFi. Just not a good feature for me.
     
  12. chimpboy74 macrumors 6502a

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    I used to have a '3' mobile and used video calls a lot when I travelled (to see the missus and kids). I really liked it

    Having said that it was expensive and the 3 network was SH*TE and customer service was even worse. Hence why I ditched them for O2 (before iphone)

    If the iphone could do it in future (and wasnt stupidly expensive) I would use it again (I miss my family when I travel!)
     
  13. robothero macrumors 6502

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    Nope, just had a girlfriend on the other side of the atlantic at the time.
     
  14. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

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    I don't expect that it will happen, and I don't necessarily need it - but at the same time it would be kinda cool.

    Remember back to when the iMac was first introduced - it didn't have a floppy drive, and everybody was shocked and amazed that it didn't have one. Fast forward 15 years and hardly any computers come with a floppy drive anymore.

    I don't know how much it would go over in the first months / year -- but who knows, they could be trendsetters.
     
  15. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    I think it'd be nice, but if there was something else innovative than what we've seen that'd be fine too.

    Phazer
     
  16. Cander macrumors 6502

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    Would it be cool? Yes. Is it a deal maker or breaker for me? No.

    The only way they could dissapoint me would be no 32GB model.
     
  17. ===== macrumors newbie

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    If the iPhone gets video chat all it's going to do is raise the price on your plan.
     
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  19. Cifu macrumors newbie

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    It would be nice. but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it if its not implemented.
     
  20. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really think a front facing camera would be a major selling point.
     
  21. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    i think if the hardware+software could pull it off it would be a HUGE selling point, not only that but there will be millions of opportunities for the iPhone (if there aren't already)
     
  22. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    Just what we need. A bunch of kids driving their car down the road using video chat.
     
  23. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't use it - I worry about angling the phone disastrously and taking nasal shots...
     

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