iChat

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sunny1985, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. sunny1985 macrumors member

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    This is getting ridiculous, as more and more of my friends are starting to move from the world of BB to Iphone, we still do not have a platform that BB uses to integrate all its users in messaging.

    Apple has iChat but why the hell have they not rolled this out in ios4?

    Yes, there are purchasable products but common theres so many out there now, which hardly compares to BBM, even to this DATE still! and free.

    Any way, its only a question, would be intrigued to find out on your thoughts of this

    Please do forward your suggestion.
     
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  3. WardC macrumors 68030

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    No, I keep wondering the same thing. Why no Apple AIM-compatible iChat app on the iPhone? I use iChat for AIM all the time on my Mac! There is an AIM for iPhone, though. But it's a third party download.
     
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  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    What's wrong with all the other chat applications? Do you really need one that's Apple branded?
     
  6. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
     
  7. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    if they added everything people wanted at once they'd run out of things to announce pretty quick, this is a simple case of rationing out features

    and as long as people keep buying it up then they won't be in a big hurry to add things quickly
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    That's pretty sad. Apple has trained to well.
     
  9. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    Yea... but they're slow on features that they should have had from day one... like video recording and MMS...
     
  10. myfoneisdank macrumors regular

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    does apple not realize that if they implement something similar to BBM on the iphone, their product would literally take over the mobile market?

    that would pretty much make blackberries have NOTHING over the iphone except push mail for businessmen. school girls will all get iphones instead of blackberries because they are cooler and better in every way. its the BBM that still makes blackberry relevant.

    oh well, i guess they have to sell a new phone next year.
     
  11. Pushkar macrumors 6502a

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    If Apple released it then it would be the 'Industry' standard and everyone would jump on board unlike apps like WhatsApp Messenger and Ping! Etc.
     
  12. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    Your unfounded condescension is tangible. Apple products aren't perfect, but they work much more smoothly, and this is because everything is proprietary: they make the hardware AND the software. To keep this standard, I try to use as many 1st party apps as possible. I have no loyalty to Apple, I just want my sh*t to work. There's no need for you to be judgmental.
     
  13. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I will look for the article, but a few days ago I read somewhere that currently Apple doesn't have any team dedicated to iChat (so basically no one is managing that feature for Macs anymore, or right now)
     
  14. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    well it is pretty obvious that they didn't need the features from day one since the iphone has been so successful.

    you can't buy it and then complain about missing features and actually expect them to have any sense of urgency about it. they have your money already, they have no incentive to do it right away, they can ration it out and keep holding out that carrot.

    if it really was that big a deal then the iphone wouldn't be where it is today in the market so obviously it isn't a big deal. in these cases your wallet does the talking
     
  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    So you assume Apple's implementation of an instant messenger would be better than everything else out there. What exactly is wrong with any other chat client? It's not like they're particularly difficult to implement. I've never had issues with Beejive.
     
  16. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer iChat. It's really not this big of a deal. Some people like some things, other people like other things. Chill man. I don't have to explain myself to you. I prefer iChat. BFD.
     
  17. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    So explain to me how this is any damn different than text messaging someone???? Really? I had a BB and to be honest thought the whole BB messenger thing was stupid . It is absolutely redundant .
     
  18. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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    If they put it in now, why the f*** would you buy iPhone 5. :rolleyes:
     
  19. sunny1985 thread starter macrumors member

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  20. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    No thanks I don't need another icon I can't delete. Unless they integrate it into Messages.app
     
  21. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    I bet AT&T is blocking it. Really, think about it. If the Messages app merged with iChat, everyone's iPhone would be able to text for free. They already can with third-party apps, but I bet AT&T is uneasy about it being a standard implementation because the need for an unlimited texting plan would go much lower...
    That's just my theory.
     
  22. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I have a FEELING that iChat will be one of the "big" selling points for the 2011 version of the iPhone.
     
  23. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    I would hope so, but people said that about iPhone 4 way back when, too. I would just like to see facetime work iPhone-to-Mac.. it'd be grat to video call my friend's Mac from my phone!
     
  24. Adisah macrumors regular

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    I personally think they need to work out the notification system first. Otherwise, people are going to have stacks of bubbles every five minutes. The only thing people would end up doing is pressing, close close close close close close.
     
  25. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I think Apple needs a big selling point for the 2011 version. iChat could definitely be one. Perhaps they are waiting on more devices to have a front facing camera and AT&T to get their act together with the whole 3G bandwidth. We have the front-facing camera, now all we need is the software and AT&T to get their 3G working properly to handle it. Seems like thats targeted towards 2011, especially since Steve said Facetime will only be used on WiFi in 2010.
     

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