iChat and Screen Sharing in OS 4

Discussion in 'iPad' started by admanimal, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    I apologize if this is being discussed elsewhere, but I haven't noticed it anywhere and I think it is particularly exciting for iPad users....

    This article by Appleinsider notes that iChatAgent, along with IMCore.framework and IMAVCore.framework have been found in the new OS4 Beta.

    Basically, iChatAgent exists on OS X already and is what allows iChat to keep you online via the menu bar icon even when iChat.app is closed. The two frameworks have additional supporting code, including that for video chat and screen sharing. Video chat is probably irrelevant for current iPad owners, so let's ignore that for a minute. A real iChat IM client that can run in the background PLUS an Apple-supported screen sharing app would be awesome on an iPad, especially the latter. Of course there are already VNC client apps but I'd have to imagine that an official screen sharing app would maximize compatibility with OS X, which is what I really want.

    Even just the IM client would be great, too, since the new multitasking support doesn't actually allow for background IM clients beyond the current push notification method.
  2. jons macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2008
    I would LOVE to see an iChat app. Honestly it's way overdue, but 4.0 looks like it will usher in the next generation of iPhone/iPad software. Can't wait.
  3. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    Yes!!! If this is true plus having a higher resolution display. I would then not get the HTC evo. The best part of an iPhone is the iPod. I use it the most.

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