iChat for iPhone?
With the leak of the iPhone 4G, many people are hoping that there will actually be a front-facing camera for the possibility of facial recognition or video chat.
Itâ€™d be great if the iPhone had the front-facing camera!Â You could talk to friends and family if youâ€™re on the go, but want to use video chat.Â And, with multitasking coming in iPhone OS 4, you might be able to use desktop apps, and standard buddy lists.
I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if Apple had a VoIP app with the front-facing camera, but I could also see where they wouldnâ€™t like it.Â Especially since in iChat, you can use it for text-text, and thatâ€™ll mean either theyâ€™ll want you to pay, or theyâ€™ll lose money from people using that instead of text messaging.Â Maybe, theyâ€™ll have voice calling too?Â But, with AT&T, Iâ€™m not sure if they could handle all the bandwidth usage.
Hopefully, if Apple doesnâ€™t, Skype will.Â Itâ€™d be a great feature, especially with theÂ multitasking in iPhone OS 4.Â You could answer text messages; receive voice/video calls when youâ€™re browsing the web, etc.