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iPhone OS 4.0 Reveals More Evidence Of Video Chat Feature With Game Centre Integration

April 27th, 2010 04:09 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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We have already seen enough evidence in iPhone OS 4.0 that has hinted at the possibility of video chat features in the next generation iPhone.

In fact, Gizmodo’s story has probably confirmed that Apple’s new iPhone will get a front facing camera.

MacRumors has discovered more evidence of the video chat feature in iPhone OS 4.0 beta 2, which was released last week.

The following text string was found in the latest beta version, which indicates that iPhones will have to be registered for video conferencing.

ACCOUNT_NOT_REGISTERED_MESSAGE = "This device has not been registered for video conferencing.";

iPhone OS 4.0 beta also contains error messages for lost calls, disconnected calls and networking issues.

IMAVCHAT_COULD_NOT_CONNECT_NO_REMOTE_WIFI = "The video call could not connect because a remote Wi-Fi connection could not be established.";

IMAVCHAT_DISCONNECTED_NO_LOCAL_WIFI = "The video call disconnected because the local Wi-Fi connection was lost.";

However, MacRumors points out that most of the error messages are for Wi-Fi connectivity related issues but there are no error messages for 3G connectivity related issues, which indicates that the video conferencing feature might work only over Wi-Fi initially and not over 3G.

MacRumors has also found code references that indicate that Apple will be integrating the video conferencing feature with Game Centre, its social gaming network, which was one of the major features out of the 100 new features previewed during the iPhone OS 4.0 special event.

IMAVCHAT_ERROR_NO_SUCH_PLAYER_ID = "No Such Player ID";
IMAVCHAT_ERROR_NO_SUCH_ACHIEVEMENT = "No Such Achievement";
IMAVCHAT_ERROR_UNRECOGNIZED_GAME_DESCRIPTION_HEADERS = "Unrecognised Game Descriptor Headers";
IMAVCHAT_ERROR_NO_SUCH_GAME = "No Such Game";

The ability to video chat with fellow gamers on the social gaming network could be one of the killer features of Game Centre that will be available later this year.

Interesting stuff! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

[via MacRumors]

Source: iPhone OS 4.0 Reveals More Evidence Of Video Chat Feature With Game Centre Integration

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