Does AT&T's allowing VoIP apps pave the way for iChat?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by piblondin, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. piblondin macrumors member

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  2. Oliver.m macrumors regular

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    Would love it but Apple doesn't seem to be bothered by it.

    Maybe next year with the next iPhone.
     
  3. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    Yes. iChat is coming to the iPhone in June of 2011. You heard it here first...
     
  4. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I highly doubt any of AT&T's restrictions on apps would have applied/do apply to Apple. If Apple wanted to make an iChat app, they would've just gone to AT&T directly and worked with them on making sure the network could handle it and then do it.
     
  5. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    My guess is Apple is waiting until they have a phone powerful enough and a good enough battery to do video chat (along with a front facing camera).
     
  6. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Or better yet… a better carrier. I want a front/rear facing set of cameras more than anything on the new iPhone next summer.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I don't understand. I have AIM on my phone.
     
  8. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    AIM on the iPhone doesn't do video chat. I don't think Apple will release iChat on the iPhone until video chat is ready.
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Mentioning video chat would have been a handy detail.

    ATT opening up to VOIP means nothing without a front-facing camera. You might be correct that they will wait for the ff cam before releasing a native iChat.
     

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