Video Chat Found In IPhone OS 4.0

Posted: Apr 12 2010, 9:50am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 8:10am CDT , in Rumors


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Video conferencing might actually find its way onto the iPhone. 9to5Mac has found evidence of this by combing through the OS 4.0 beta. References to moderators, chat rooms, encrypted video conferences, and one on one video chats have all been found. There may also be video chat for some gaming apps, which would likely tie into Gamecenter.

The potential for this on the iPhone is huge. The Scrabble app for the iPad allows you to use your iPhone to keep track of (and keep hidden) your pieces. Imagine if it also let you video conference with other players. It would be just like playing Scrabble for real, only you could all be separated by thousands of miles.

Don't expect Apple video chatrooms to be ANYTHING like Chatroulette. As entertaining as that service is, it is also filled to the brim with people eager to show off their...naughty bits. Apple's video chat system will be heavily moderated and protected. Normally I'd complain about Apple's mad need for control, but in this case I've got their backs. Anything that can be done to avert another chatroulette, should be.

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