Will iChat Replace FaceTime Someday?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mr. Incredible, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Southern California
    Personally, I think having an iChat app for the iPhone will be an amazing feature; much better than FaceTime when making a phone call.
  2. saving107, Jan 19, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011

    saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Nope, FaceTime is Apple's newest feature and I don't see them ever back-peddle to iChat. Even the iSight camera has been renamed to FaceTime Camera.


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  3. davwin macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2008
    I have to agree - I believe ichat will be merged with or replaced altogether by FaceTime. The name is irrelevant in the long run: as long as they port the back-end structure from ichat into FT that will be fine with me :)
  4. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    I'm pretty sure that iChat will disappear in Lion. I just hope that its features find their way into Facetime.
  5. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    Apple really needs to implement its on chat service.. Similar to BBM..
  6. MBX, Jan 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011

    MBX macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2006
    oops nevermind.

    Yes I sure do hope iChat integrates FaceTime's feature and replaces it as app. No need to have two apps when iChat already can do video-conferencing and typing/ sending files.
  7. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    I agree! Even though we have apps like "KiK", "Whatsapp" and "PingChat!"
  8. palmerc2 macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    i think you should just be able to add a facetime account to ichat, i just don't see the reason for having 2 separate apps on the mac, when it could easily be merged into one

    add: maybe adium will be able to add a facetime account soon, that'd be great!!
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I agree with those saying Facetime is the future.

    iChat will remain as their text-based application, but I would not be surprised at all to see it lose video chat soon and have it simply launch Facetime when you try to video chat with it.

    I'm not basing that on anything but I would not be surprised if it happens.
  10. diogojg20 macrumors newbie


    Dec 27, 2010
    No I don't think so... because Facetime was created for IOS Devices... and Ichat was created for Macs.. and Ichat is a bit like skype... same features... but I don´t so.. at least for now.. Facetime was just released with the new Iphone 4 and Ipod touch 4 so I don´t think apple is considering replacing Facetime for Ichat anytime soon... Ichat is also quite old.. Facetime is the future.

    Cheers Diogojg20

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