Video iChat on iPhone??

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

  1. terrymck macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2007
    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


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    i'd be pleased with a basic ichat at this point.
  3. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    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

    Sep 14, 2007
    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

    Jul 7, 2007
    id be pleased with a basic video recorder
  6. Daiden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    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

    Mar 11, 2005
    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

    Sep 14, 2007
    I guess you need to be a grandparent to understand.
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    ApolloIM and MobileChat are both on Installer. They both work great so take you pick.
  10. guitarmaster18 macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2007
    There is a 3rd party video chat app for the iphone... It's called squidge. You can get it here.

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