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So, I know that currently, the only way to video chat is via FaceTime from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 over wifi.

BUT, when will we start seeing other video chat apps? Will skype make use of the front facing camera for video calls over wifi??

Anyone know of any coming out soon??
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Skype has stated that it will try and incorporate video chatting into its app, but as for when it'll happen, who knows.


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Ugghh! I don't know enough people who have an iPhone 4!! It's kind of ridiculous apple to not make video calling compatible with iChat.
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Ugghh! I don't know enough people who have an iPhone 4!! It's kind of ridiculous apple to not make video calling compatible with iChat.
Be patient, young padawan. FaceTime is coming to (at least some models of) Mac in due course.
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video chat is via FaceTime is not included in os4 for 3gs ?

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I used the app KnockingVideo on my 3G S. Really cool video chat app that worked great just over 3G service but you had to use the back camera, meaning you could not see the other person while chatting but they could see you.

I have yet to try it w/ my iPhone 4, but I would guess it is not updated to incorporate the use of the front-facing camera.

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video chat is via FaceTime is not included in os4 for 3gs ?
The 3GS has no front facing camera, therefore FaceTime is not available as an option


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We will begin to see more & more FaceTime devices this year, starting with the recently released iPhone 4 and hopefully by the end of the year, a FaceTime-capable iPad.

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I have a feelingthat apple won't let free apps get to the marketplace to take over face time, unless it's an app that has a monthly fee, like skype.
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I have a feelingthat apple won't let free apps get to the marketplace to take over face time, unless it's an app that has a monthly fee, like skype.
Skype is free. Skype is so free, it's not even funny.

Anyway, where the **** is skype video calling from the iphone!?

I contacted Skype regarding this. Here's what I got:

Me: I just bought a new iPhone 4 and love the Skype chat/video call experience. When can I expect video calling to come to the iPhone 4??

Skype: Thank you for contacting Skype Customer Service.
We understand your concerns regarding our services. We will pass on the feature that you are requesting to our development team for consideration to potentially be included in a future release. However, implementing changes and creating new features can take some time which means that the suggestions you make today might not be available in the near future.Please be patient while we are working on improving our service to be better and more user friendly. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Should you need more assistance, feel free to contact us again; we will be glad to help. Regards, Anika, Skype Customer Service

Me: Do you know if this is a feature the Skype Team has been working on adding at all?

Skype: Thank you for contacting Skype Customer Service. Thank you for your reply. Please note that Skype has noted the demand for a video calling feature and it has been discussed to add such a feature to the Skype client for iPhone. If and when this will be is something we unfortunately cannot disclose. If you should have any more questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kindest regards, Joerg, Skype Customer Support


Seriously, Skype needs to get on this. I don't mind if they start with video chat over wifi and add 3g later. i just want to be able to video chat with more people on my iphone. None of my friends have an iphone 4
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They have a Chatroulette type App out now called "iChatr" its free

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I have a feelingthat apple won't let free apps get to the marketplace to take over face time, unless it's an app that has a monthly fee, like skype.
Apple made Facetime an open standard so anyone can incorporate it.

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Apple made Facetime an open standard so anyone can incorporate it.
I'd be thrilled if they made a facetime desktop client that ran on a windows PC but that doesn't exist... yet. I'm just waiting for Skype because it's credible and popular.
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They have a Chatroulette type App out now called "iChatr" its free
Not anymore - Apple pulled the app from the store due to users exposing themselves and given that Lord Job's has dictated that his closed virtual world and it's loyal subjects be infused with victorian era chastity, the chances of this app reappearing are slim to none.

Have to say though that the first time I showed somebody this app (at an Apple store no less), the first chat I got was somebody exposing his junk
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Fringe anyone? Haven't tried it myself, but heard some positive feedback and it works over 3G.

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