Video iChat on iPhone??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by terrymck, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. terrymck macrumors newbie

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    Any talk about whether or when we might see video iChat on the iPhone? It would a monumental step for Apple, in many ways, not to mention a fabulous capability for users.
     
  2. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    i'd be pleased with a basic ichat at this point.
     
  3. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a

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    There is already a video chat for the iPhone. I forget where you can get it or if it is packaged as a native app yet....however to even use it you have to have a couple mirrors rigged due to the camera being on the back of the phone so its not really practical...
     
  4. terrymck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep...the lens would need to be moved.....not a big deal for such an important upgrade. There's been recent media commentary about Apple's overall business strategy, with the iPod bypassing the carriers (ATT) to the internet via WiFi. Imagine if every teenager in America could video chat without paying for phone/IM service. You KNOW Apple has thought about that.
     
  5. cah87 macrumors regular

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    id be pleased with a basic video recorder
     
  6. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    Considering nobody has successfully created a video recording application yet (the one you're referring to is more of a picture slideshow then a video app) and the camera is on the back of the iPhone, I doubt we'll see video in an iChat application.

    Just curious, but why would you want this? I mean, personally, I don't need to see the people I'm talking to while I'm "on the go".
     
  7. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    You'll probably need HSDPA in it first.

    Yet again, it's amazing what the iPhone can do with EDGE alone.
     
  8. terrymck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess you need to be a grandparent to understand.
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    ApolloIM and MobileChat are both on Installer. They both work great so take you pick.
     
  10. guitarmaster18 macrumors regular

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    There is a 3rd party video chat app for the iphone... It's called squidge. You can get it here.
     

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