iChat for iPhone.

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  1. Goona macrumors 68020

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  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    This has been discussed PLENTY of times before.


    Apple will most likely put something like this in when they have a front-facing camera.

    Also, you never really know anything with Apple.;)
     
  3. celticpride678

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    For messaging purposes or video purposes?

    Messaging- Never. You have IM clients and Messaging.app
    Video- Whenever they put a front-facing camera on the iPhone. Probably 4.0.:(

    BTW- Please use MRoogle. This has been discussed multiple times before.
     
  4. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe never.

    Some people will opt for lower voice plan if they have iChat with or without front-facing camera.
     
  5. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

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    they will make it when comptetion is catching up there saving better features for newer phones like the iphone 4th gen
     
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    I'm waiting for iPhotoshop, iMicrosoft Office and most of all iOsX Mobile :apple:
     
  8. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Would LOVE to see Apple put iChat onto the iPhone and use is like BBM on the Blackberry
     
  9. laughingperson5 macrumors 6502

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    Here's the issue with iChat. What's the point of a "Messaging" app. You wouldn't need to text anymore since you can get on iChat and send IM's to phones.
     
  10. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    its been in the app store for a while :p

    here
     
  11. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    ...I have absolutely no idea where you're getting the ridiculous notion that iChat would replace text messages for people, especially since you can already "send messages to phones" with AIM, Beejive, whatever.
     
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  13. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    AT&T wont allow MMS because of their servers or certain streaming programs... and you really think they will allow video conferencing? lol... no way.
     
  14. Kyeris macrumors 6502

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    No. AT&T won't allow MMS on the iPhone (not for another month or so), and other phones on AT&T are perfectly capable with streaming things such as Slingbox
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I've heard that Apple wants to come out with video Chat, so doubtful they'll do iChat. Apple likes to be innovative and that'll definitely stir things up if they ever come out with video chat.
     
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    Missed that one, I was on the one that got stuck at Whitehall for 30 minutes because it wouldn't unhook. So yea close enough.
     
  18. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh. That's not that funny of a joke then anymore.
     
  19. jkb macrumors regular

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    there is WhatsApp which we just launched two days ago.

    ok so the app is not iChat and we are not Apple, but i think we came pretty close in some basic functionality (we got a few more features to add like group chat, etc. which we are working on)

    but go to http://itunes.com/app/whatsapp and take a look at our app. it lets you chat directly with your contacts (similar to how BBM does it)

    app is free right now, but we will probably start charging for it once all the advanced features like group chat, file xfer, etc. are done.
     
  20. dawnluvsapples macrumors newbie

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    ???? the nice thing about texting is that nobody around the sender or receiver knows when texting is going on. It's quiet, un-disturbing and secretive. Pretty much hard to do if you're iChat-ing.
     
  21. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    I hardly text anymore since I got a BlackBerry - I've gone from 7-800 a month to less than 50 because everyone I talk to has a BlackBerry, so we use BBM.
     
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    Way to open an dead thread. Its a zombie.. ahhhhh! Watch out!
     
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