Will there ever be BBM type messaging for the iPhone?

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  1. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    This would be sooo great! I think this is one area that the iPhone is lacking in.
     
  2. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    I don't see a point in BBM really. We have SMS and Email. There's an app that uses bluetooth to connect phones and send messages but you need to be in the same area to use it. CBA to find a link though.
     
  3. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    BluChat
     
  4. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    Use one of the plethora of IM apps on the phone. BBM? Please. Welcome to the 1990's.
     
  5. virtuousxlife macrumors newbie

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    I would love a bbm application.. considering I switched from a blackberry to an IPhone recently and had several contacts I kept in touch regularly on bbm. Now, I gotta settle for AIM. :(
     
  6. CanadianMac2008 macrumors member

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    I hate to be the one to say this but guys, old old topic. Do a search, it's Bren discussed multiple multiple times, especially recently, usually as iChat or BB Messenger. Each time people bring it up, there's an argument about how nobody needs it by people who have never used it. The truth is, loads of people like it. Almost everybody I know who had a BB uses it heavily. It is not the same as SMS or email or IM. Again, check out the other threads. All the arguments have been listed there.
     
  7. mark.mathew8877 macrumors newbie

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    BBM is something different from all other chating equipments.It's working principle is also good.In i phone i still can't find a good application that can compete BBM.Hearing about i chat but not so confident on that.Anyway best of luck for i phone.
     
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  9. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

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    Yo heres my pin. 35435xcvncxmgnejl53453453 ITS SO STUPID
     
  10. Prospekt macrumors regular

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    It's not stupid, I could send text, music, ringtones, pictures, files, and more and not worry about writing more than 160 characters. I can't do that with my iPhone.
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I like how you simultaneously dismiss the topic as overly repetitive and give your viewpoint.

    But since you've started it, please do tell - what exactly does BBM do that cannot be accomplished with one or more of SMS/email/IM?

    Well, I guess you can feel special because you have a proprietary messaging client that only people with the "right" kind of phone can use... that makes it kinda different.

    Same. Completely and totally redundant app given the communication options already available on the iphone.
     
  12. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    Well, you can send text, pictures, your location, and voice recordings via IM apps, and at least one app, in a future upgrade, will supposedly have sending of (camera-recorded) videos. There aren't any silly 160 char limitations there.

    No, you can't send music, ringtones, or files. It's a good bet that Apple won't allow the sending of ringtones or music.
     
  13. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Bringing an old thread up......

    Also the same people asking the same questions on why people like BBM while it has been answered over and over.
     
  14. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Never used BBM on my Blackberry back in the day, but I'm hoping for a really good abacus program.
     
  15. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

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    ROFL! Just drag each ring over on the screen. Then count how many rings you have moved.
     
  16. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    There are already a couple in the App store.
     
  17. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    then a few million people must still be living in the 1990's. spoken like someone who don't know what it is or ever used one.
     
  18. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I hope Apple implements one. The problem now is that not everyone has the same IM apps on their iPhone. An app implemented by Apple would be great.

    Free messaging and exclusivity for iPhone users. There is an argument for SMS usage/E-mail, but SMS costs money and e-mail is checked only every couple of minutes (not real time).

    I mean, this app would have Apple's iChat interface and be in real time. I don't see why people say "I hope there isn't one" - how will this ruin your iPhone if Apple implements a "BBM" app for the iPhone?
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think it would be useless.
    Why limit yourself to iphone users only when you can text/instant message/email/MMS/ with anyone on any network and any device?
    Just to feel cool or exclusive?
     
  20. Prospekt macrumors regular

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    Useless? It serves more of a purpose than the pitiful stocks app and the weather app that is rarely accurate. I would love a BBM-like-iChat app and I'm sure if Apple ever released an iChat equivalent it would be one of the more useful apps on my phone. Maybe not for everyone.

    Problem could be solved by allowing the hiding of apps. Then release a BBM-like app and those who don't use it can hide it.
     
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    lol when i read abacus, i think of the engineering program, not a counter haha

    sad eh?
     
  23. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Well it would cost $ for Apple to develop and maintain this, so it makes sense for it to be iPhone only. Why would Apple push IMs for other cellphones?
     
  24. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

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    just to be better than RIM.
     

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