Video chat on the way to the iPhone?

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Video chat on the way to the iPhone?
Hey iPhone users, you might end up shut out on Flash, but how does video chatting grab ya? According to 9 to 5 Mac, a look at the SDK finds some interesting icons that really do point to video chatting capabilities on perhaps the next generation iPhone and/or iPod. Also, hidden on some telephony apps is code that includes phrases like "For Video Chat". Of course, this could end up being like those guys who see the Virgin Mary inside a baked potato. We think that the best clue would be a front facing camera or a few words on Apple letterhead that says something like, "The next generation iPhone will feature Video Chat". But it is nice to dream about, eh?

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source: 9to5Mac


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10 Comments

1. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i hope theyre not thinking of doing this on ATT's network. you think dropped calls are bad now? once ipad and next gen iphone are released, its going to be awful. maybe they could offer a feature like this over wifi?

3. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yea i agree with u I dnt think the AT&T network would be able to handle video calling because video calling uses alot of data . I think it would work better over wifi

2. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

*yawn***

4. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

Att has had vid cellphone technology already for some years..$20 for 30 min a month..this is nothing new

5. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

u mean video share ? thats not real video calling.. i have it on the lg shine 2 and it sucks cause u cant even see the other person.. real video calling is when u see the other person and there able to see u.,

6. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

@JRCROW79 True AT&T has had VideoShare for years...These are the prices. You can also do it for .35/min Video Share $4.99/mo. Video Share $9.99/mo. Minutes per Month 25 60 Additional Usage $0.30 per minute $0.25 per minute No one else has anything close to VideoShare, so I wouldn't say it sucks. I've found it very useful You can switch back and forth the camera and its on speaker phone the whole time. AT&T is upgrading its network from 3.6 to 7.2 to get ready for 4G and expanding its 3G coverage. They are lifting data caps on the iPhone so that should be a good sign of progress. 2-way video chat would be a nice feature, but I hope they have other improvements in the version 4.0 and that new handset better be bad ass. I need a new phone I am leaning towards Windows 7 or Android...what's going on Apple?

7. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

This is pretty cool...I mean, they have video share on AT&T, but it isn't very popular. Many people have iPhones now and probably are able to upgrade soon to a new version with video chat. If that was to come included with the plan, I'm sure this would be a pretty kickass feature. I never did video chat till I got a macbook and used iChat. I hope it could be the same with the iPhone.

8. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

If VZW has a deal with Skype and if the new iPhone has a front facing camera maybe VZW will get the iPhone and then you could use Skype on VZW's version. Just a thought.

9. steviewonders

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Wow!!!!! That hasn't been on loads of other phones for years.

10. gmtrenz

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 18, 2010

yea i agree wit steviewonders, this feature has been on phones for years specially nokias, jus look at how long it took for the iphone to have basick simple features(mms 3g n 3gs) video only on 3gs, 3.2mp camera. Dam my nokia N95 had all this features and more even before the iphone was out, lol

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