Evidence appears of Video Chat support in next iPhone

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Evidence appears of Video Chat support in next iPhone
According to 9to5Mac, they have found many clues in the 4.0 SDK betas of video conferencing for the iPhone. Some of the clues include references to moderators, chat rooms, encrypted video conferences and other features which could be used by game developers to add video chat to gaming apps. The conference framework folder shows sounds that iPhone users will hear to alert them of an incoming Video chat request. 9to5Mac listened to the sounds and it is the same as the ones used on the iChat Mac application. In a list of Video/Chat Room/Moderator/Encryption strings, the Property List displays the default calls that the iChat app will need to make and some of these strings are unique to the iPhone OS and are not seen in iChat for Mac. The unique iPhone strings are seen mostly in Chat Rooms and Moderation. This leads to speculation that the next iPhone might allow you to play online games head to head and have a video/audio chat with your opponent while the game is in progress. The moderation is required to make sure that video on the iPhone doesn't turn into a triple X rated ChatRoulette experience. Other strings discovered show what Video Chat will be able to do on an iPhone such as One-on-One video chats and video conferencing calls to view multiple callers at the same time. To keep away prying eyes from the outside world, Apple is apparently testing Video Chat on their own private intranet on three servers. Unless all of these discoveries are removed from the final version of the software, a long rumored function of the iPhone will finally be available with the new version of the handset.

source: 9to5Mac




Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

If that happen to be true VZW wont be able to support that feature, only AT&T and TMO HSPA+ in the US can, sorry fanboys not at this time...!!!

6. dago

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! verizon is getting this phone call Saygus Vphone and it will let you make video calls.

7. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

when connected to wi-fi . u can do video calls cdma which verizon uses cannot do voice and data at the same time like gsm or wimax.

3. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

also hopefully the next iphone has a front facing camera for the video chats and for video calling.. some of u people might argue with me that mostly nobody would use video calling but u never know it might be one of those things that everyone will use.. also if any of u had crossed the border (cause i have) in to mexico u wud know that telecel mexico has had video calling since 2005! i mean even mexicans get video calling why havent us americans got it?? we only got that crappy video share which sucks cause u cant even see the person ur talking to.. when i was in mexico city 2 months ago i walked in to a TELCEL store and 1) they had better phones than us americans they had the iphone obviously n they also had the blackberry bold 9000 and 9700 and the droid only that it had a different name it was called motorola milestone n the motorola click they had all the phones that at&t and t-mobile and verizon have here on one company over there then they actually had the nokia n97 and ericsson xperia 1 and 2 ,sony ericsson aino and satio which both have 12 megapixel cameras we never see these phones in the states ! why cant we get phones like that in the states??? and they had a telcel branding in the bottom and also ALL of their phones including those i named except the iphone all had front facing camera for video calling . and the lady that worked there made fun of me when i told her i was from america and we didnt have video calling in the states she started to laugh in my face .. she couldnt beleive it she said that in mexico they had video calling since 2005.. so yea.. its about time we catch up cuz were so freaking behind!!!! even mexico is more advanced in cellphone technology than us lol

5. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

hey jenna did u know that the only place in THE USA were they have video calling is puerto rico. for those who dont know puerto rico is us territory so its part of the usa...... i been there only once 3 months ago and they have a company called ''CLARO'' that we do not have in the states .. they also have t-mobile at&t ,sprint nextel like us .. but they dont have verizon instead they have this other company claro which is the only one that offers video calling .... i walked in to the claro store and saw that all of their cellphones have front facing cameras in the front for video calling over there they call it ''videollamada'' and they charge 75 cents the minute ..

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Pretty cool. Not like I'd use it much. Then again that's what I thought about text messaging and mobile browsing. This may be one of those things that no one sees themselves using till they get it.

1. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

That would be pretty sick if they could pull that off. Many of my buddies use iChat a lot and video conference more using that application compared to one like AIM for Windows for some reason. If I was able to do that with my friends, that would definitely be a plus for me. But that is if there isn't much lag or pixelation. I'm sure they will be hoping people will be connected to wi-fi spots when doing it.

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