iPhone + iChat?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eliotschreiner, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. eliotschreiner macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
  2. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2006
    HA! No. Have you seen the requirements for a 4 way iChat video chat? I mean, system requirements? If I recall correctly, you can't even do it with a sub Core-Duo processor....So definently not for the iPhone...Sorry buddy.
  3. mediumofmeaning macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    to the contrary, I think it'd be presumptuous to believe this is something apple won't pursue. granted, this won't be coming soon. but to suppose this hasnt crossed job's mind? unlikely.
  4. Pookieinc macrumors member

    May 18, 2007
    lol @ the camera being on the wrong side of the iPhone. This would be really sweet though.
  5. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    You mean a portable device with a built-in iSight camera that allows you to use iChat for video conferencing?

    I thought they called that a MacBook.
  7. satty macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2004
    You can't beat Wellington on a good day
    Are you kidding?
    Of course, the camera has to be on the side of the display, if you want to do video conferencing. Otherwise you would need a mirror or you would have to turn your phone all the time.

    I would think iChat video conferencing will be available as soon as the phone has a camera (on the display side) and 3G. My Sony Ericsson phone (V600) can do video conferencing and I tried it with a colleague. It's nice to have feature not more though.

    [UPDATE]One thing I forgot to mention: The phone needs a speaker or you have to wear a head-set. Otherwise you won't hear what your opponent says. That's the problem most mobile phones with video conferencing have.[/UPDATE]
  8. MacFly123 macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006
    iPhone 2.0 Camera App & iChat Video

    What do you guys think of this idea???

    It would be just like the current iPhone but also with an iSight on the front. On the top right corner is like the album art flipper where you flip from the back camera to the front camera (no more fumbling to take a pic of yourself). The camera now takes pics and records videos as you can see on the bottom left and right and each is saved to its icon on the far left or right. Pics have all the current options plus the addition of posting to Flickr. Videos are saved in a video role with videos like the pics are now in photos. Videos can also be emailed, posted on .mac web gallery, or uploaded to YouTube. Pics and videos can also be done in landscape for widescreen.

    Obviously they would also add an iChat AV app for this front iSight as well, but I think it would only be one video chat at a time and probably lower quality than on our Macs for now. So this is the draft of my implementation. You guys like?

    Attached Files:

  9. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    how about we start with a instant messaging program for the iphone :D
  10. Pookieinc macrumors member

    May 18, 2007
    I know! That's why I was saying that it won't happen because the camera isn't on the right side of the iPhone. It's on the back, so it wouldn't be possible. But it would definitely be sweet if they did make it this way.
  11. Flying Dutchman macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007
    Yeah... they might come up with the absolutely revolutionary idea, which has never EVER been seen before of putting 2 (yes you're reading it right) cameras on the phone. One on the back and (drums please) one on the FRONT :)

  12. rylenolflu macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Google flickim.com (www.flick.im), though not a full fledged proggie, it lets you go on various instant messaging services, pretty nifty.
  13. ~*allison*~ macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Somewhere You've Never Heard Of, NJ

    LOL! :D How true!

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