iChat on iPhone?

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

  1. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    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?

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  2. DotComCTO macrumors 6502

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    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.

    --DotComCTO
     
  3. gallinger macrumors regular

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