iChat on iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by silbeej, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. silbeej macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    Is there any way to have wifi based IM on the iPhone. I know AIM has Aim express, but is there an iChat option so i can use it on the iPhone while on wifi?

  2. DotComCTO macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2006
    Apple has not released iChat for the iPhone yet. You can get IM via Safari using a site like Meebo (there are a few others out there). It works well, but it is constantly refreshing itself so it knows when you have a new message. It's fine for a few quick IMs. I gotta figure that it sucks up battery life quickly.

    The alternative is to use 1 of the two 3rd party IM apps: ApolloIM or Mobile Chat. If you're on firmware 1.1.1, there's a fairly involved process for jailbreaking the iPhone and getting AppTapp working again. That would allow you to run 3rd party apps.

    Hope this helps.

  3. gallinger macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2006

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