iMessage Probably Coming to iChat

iMessage is going to take the last thing BlackBerry had going for it—unlimited messaging with delivery tracking. And now it's going to be even better, MacRumors reports, giving you access to your computer-bound friends via iChat. » 9/14/11 2:34pm 9/14/11 2:34pm

Don't Chat With Your Victim's iChat Buddies After Stealing Their Laptop

$30,000 worth of items were stolen from an East Hampton home, including a laptop. The thief (?) then logged into the original owner's iChat and video-chatted with one of his buddies, who snapped his picture. Sic 4chan on him. » 9/21/10 10:35pm 9/21/10 10:35pm

When Is Apple Adding FaceTime Support to Computers?

It should have been there when it was first introduced: FaceTime videoconferencing between iPhone/iPod touch and desktop computers. The latest rumor is that it is coming. For Macs, Apple could incorporate FaceTime support in iChat. The article doesn't mention how they are planning to do it on Windows. » 9/10/10 12:16pm 9/10/10 12:16pm

Will iPhone 4's Audio and Video Chat Finally Break the Voice Calling…

A front-facing iPhone camera means video calling, but it's also a sign of something bigger. Combined with other recent leaks, it means that Apple is bringing iChat to the iPhone. Everything about voice calling may be about to change. » 4/23/10 2:00pm 4/23/10 2:00pm

A Strong Rumor: Apple's Tablet Won't Have a Camera

In a brief post this morning reminding readers that cellular carriers do not necessarily get sneak peeks of Apple's top-secret products, Daring Fireball's John Gruber said that his (often reliable) sources suggest that Apple's tablet will not have any camera. » 1/12/10 5:36pm 1/12/10 5:36pm

New Final Cut Studio Lets You Collaborate Over iChat Theater With…

Totally not the most pro feature in the new Final Cut Studio, but our favorite is that you can share Final Cut video, timelines and more through iChat Theater, even if the other person doesn't have Final Cut. » 7/23/09 1:35pm 7/23/09 1:35pm

Emoji Comes to iChat, Cuteness Ensues

In case you can no longer express yourself in words, instead demanding cute Japanese emoticons to encapsulate inner longing and turmoil, you can sleep well knowing that the iPhone's Emoji set has been ported to iChat. » 6/19/09 2:00pm 6/19/09 2:00pm

Apple's Patent Hints at iChat AV Video Answering Machine Message

This patent for automatically sending an audio or video reply to an iChat call has us excited, because it could point to automated replies not just on computers, but via the iPhone as well. » 4/09/09 2:20pm 4/09/09 2:20pm

Next Generation iPhone May Have Videoconferencing, At Last

Given Apple's focus on videoconferencing with iChat AV, I always found strange that there wasn't a front camera in the iPhone. Looking at their gigantic iPhone patent, it may be coming in the next generation: » 2/02/09 1:30pm 2/02/09 1:30pm

Patent Shows Apple Researching Advanced iPhone Sensor Use, iChat…

Over at Mac Rumors they've unearthed a recent patent that shows Apple is researching cleverer use of the iPhone's many sensors. More nifty than turning the screen off when you put it to your ear, the new uses may include things like working out it's in your pocket (by temperature, proximity and ambient light) and then… » 6/19/08 9:53am 6/19/08 9:53am

iPhone 2 Leaked Pics (?) Show 3G Video Calling With Other Phones and…

These leaked pics from what looks like some sort of Apple or AT&T marketing material give up lots more information on the phone, including (if it's real) what the final shape is going to look like. Both the standard black version and the project (RED) version have tapered edges, which match the "thinner" rumors, and a… » 6/07/08 1:34am 6/07/08 1:34am

iPhone SDK Limitation: Only One User-Made App Running Concurrently, No…

The enthusiastic high-fives of future iPhone instant messaging users yesterday might be quite a bit less enthusiastic today when they find out that Apple is not going to allow user-made SDK applications to run in the background. This means every application, from IM to VoIP to GPS mapping, will have to terminate … » 3/07/08 3:11pm 3/07/08 3:11pm

iPhone Gets AIM Client, At Long Last

Click to viewFinally, after so many months, IMing is coming to the iPhone with AOL iChat native for iPhone. No more forced texting! It'll support invisible mode, you'll be able to make your own buddy icons using your stored photos, and you'll swipe to switch between conversations. [live.gizmodo.com] » 3/06/08 1:56pm 3/06/08 1:56pm

Hologram and Predator Invisibility Effects Come to iChat, Princess Leia…

A wail of grief from the great heavens was heard when it was announced the Star Wars hologram effect did not make it to iChat. Mourn no longer, for a giant among men at Macrumors, who goes by the name of elbows, has made the impossible possible. » 10/30/07 8:00am 10/30/07 8:00am

iChat Video is Awesome, But Not Always 100% Clean (Video NSFW)

Click to viewWe've been playing with iChat Video chat and screen sharing and it's pretty fantastic—when we can get it to work. So far, it's failed to connect half the time, and the other half of the time it works perfectly. (Keep in mind this is day one, so we'll update as we find out more.) The below shot is an… » 10/26/07 5:50pm 10/26/07 5:50pm

Why Did OS X Leopard's iChat Lose the Star Wars R2D2 Video Effect?

The R2D2 iChat Video fx is not making it to final build, according to what Apple told us this morning. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy? I'm upset, but my girlfriend thanks you for saving her from hours of Princess Leia impressions over iChat. Drop your petition signatures / curses / cries / conspiracy theories in the comments. » 10/16/07 6:41pm 10/16/07 6:41pm

New Dev Leopard Build Has Google Talk, Finder Path View

The latest developer build of Leopard has a couple changes in the visual department that differentiates itself even from the WWDC build. Here are the notable changes: » 7/27/07 3:42pm 7/27/07 3:42pm

iPhone Gets iChat Connection in Leopard

You know that AIM mobile device forwarding that forwards your AIM messages to your phone via SMS? The one that just about all IM clients already have now? Apple's building a link to that feature in Leopard's iChat, under the accounts screen in preferences. » 7/01/07 2:22pm 7/01/07 2:22pm

R2D2 Hologram Effect Coming to iChat

In the new version of iChat coming with Leopard, you can make yourself look like a hologram, as from Star Wars. Yes, nerds, Apple and Star Wars are combined in a way that let's you be in the action. Except your messages won't be about your home planet being in danger, but more of the "hey mom, bring home some ice… » 6/11/07 2:10pm 6/11/07 2:10pm