New Apple Software "Conversation"?? wtf?

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  1. randyharris macrumors regular

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    I just read an article by Jim Cramer over at thestreet.com and he talked about Apple's new application "Conversation" does anybody know anything about this?

    Quote: Cramer also said that a new Mac product, Conversation, will bring Apple to the forefront of instant messaging.

    Linky
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Not much but sounds promising. I'm waiting for a really good alternative to aMSN (which I just don't like) and Adium (which disconnects a lot for me).

    We'll see what future brings :p
     
  3. randyharris thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm actually very happy with iChat/Chax except that almost nobody I IM with uses it...
     
  4. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    I think he was talking about iChat. I just saw him on CNBC talking about apple conversation, and I was like WTF??? But after he started talking about it, I realized it was just iChat.
     
  5. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    They refer to Conversation as a product. Either it's a new piece of hardware (unlikely) or some iChat makeover for the iPhone/iPod Touch.
     
  6. randyharris thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wonder what improvements or changes he was referring to iChat/Conversation.
     
  7. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    I think he just said it's the next wave of instant messaging. He said he walked in on his daughter video chatting with a friend and thought it was cool.
     
  8. randyharris thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, now that's what I call breaking news!
     
  9. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Depending on ages, it could have been very cool indeed.
     
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    Wow! That sounds like something entirely different from the iPod/iPhone ecosystem..
     
  11. TheManOfSilver macrumors regular

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    I know!!!

    I read about his comments just now and had the same reaction (WTF????)

    So I did some digging, and found the following relevant links:
    • Nokia makes an application called Conversation for their Symbian-based phones

    Not sure whether Jimbo's got his facts straight or what. I can't see why Apple would either resurrect a name they've used in the past for a new application/product, especially when iChat is well known, and Nokia is currently using the same name (and Apple does not need anymore name duplication problems right now).

    What does everyone else think?
     
  12. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    it sounds more like a skype alternative than anything else
     
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  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Please note that the article misquoted Jim, and he was merely referring to iChat's existing capabilities...thanks!
     
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