iChat for iPhone: The Possibilities

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  1. ThE.MeSsEnGeR macrumors 6502a

    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    Hello everyone,
    with all the rumors about iChat being a native app on the new iPhone and everything. What are the possibilities? I mean, how would Apple make this App a killer? (for me and I guess for a lot of people)

    first and foremost, a very important feature which has been asked for a long time now, iPhone2iPhone chat à-la-BBM. don't start telling me about all those apps that try to replicate this feature, because it's not the same as having a native App doing this. not everybody is going to download this app or that app, just for the fact that they don't want to have a zillion account here and there. with a native iPhone2iPhone chat, everyone already has the app, you don't need to open an account, just your phone number, or maybe a PIN coding system like BBM, or idk, they might come up with something original. ;)

    Another crucial feature, is multiple services, like Meebo, eBuddy, etc... it could include AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, (and maybe Skype & Facebook)... that would be like, the ultimate chatting app IMO. eventhough it might be far-fetched for Apple to do this, but oh well, a person can dream.

    And of course, location-aware chatting, like loopt or something.

    what do you all think? will Apple deliver the ultimate iChat experience?
     
  2. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt they would make the whole 'username' / 'PIN' idea a telephone number. What about iPod Touches that may have a camera, or may just have chat abilities?
     
  3. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    yes you're right, I forgot about the iPod touch getting the 4.0 treatment as well :eek: well, idk, like I said, they might come up with a new idea, that's nothing new for Apple. :rolleyes:
     
  4. tac22 macrumors 6502

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    but the ipod touch isn't getting a front facing camera anytime soon. maybee eventually

    But i agree, i think apple needs to have and app that makes it easy.

    And personally i think it should just be the calling app, and something where if you call someone that has another iphone or maybe just another phone with a front facing camera there is a button that request video call after your connected.

    it would be more of a killer app if it was video calling, not just a chat system where you need to be signed in.
     
  5. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and, maybe, just maybe, they include some of its features to the Desktop iChat as well, imagine you log on to iChat on your mac, and you can easily chat with all your iPhone/iPod touch friends whenever you want to! :D and maybe they'll add the multi-service feature on the Desktop iChat too??

    I <3 :apple:, if they do this!
     
  6. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, maybe the iPod touch doesn't get the Video chat feature, but it'll be great anyway with everything else.

    about the video call, yes I agree that that should be integrated into the phone.

    and about the 'signed in' thing, i think its better if you sign in once and that's it. it stays that way.
     
  7. TomxHow macrumors member

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    I completely forget about the possibility of an iPhone version of BBM. That would be great if they could replicate something similar to it.
     
  8. tac22 macrumors 6502

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    Well if its integrated into the phone app you wouldn't need to really ever sign in

    and it would be cool if apple had a way to join your phone number together with an ichat screen name, so you can video chat with someone with and iphone from your computer if your home.

    So on the iphone it would use the same call system, instead of having 2 apps one (calling app) to talking to people with iphones and 2 (ichat app) for chatting with people in a computer
     

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