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Digg founder claims 3G iPhone will have video chat

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 Mar 2008 19:53 User comments (3)

Digg founder claims 3G iPhone will have video chat Digg founder Kevin Rose says that Apple's 3G version of the iPhone will have video chat capabilities. His past predictions about the first generation iPhone turned out to be largely false but he is citing different sources for this information. In a recent "Diggnation" podcast, Rose told viewers that Apple is restricting third parties from authoring applications that run in both the foreground and background partly because it doesn't want rivals to its own upcoming iChat software.
He claims the newer iPhone will have two digital cameras; one on the back of the handset and one behind the transparent touch-screen. The camera will allow video-conferencing over high-speed 3G data networks and according to Rose, users will be able to chat with iChat users on other iPhones or using software on their computer.

While Rose did get a lot of details wrong before the iPhone was released (reported a slide-out keyboard and CDMA support), he has made many good predictions in the past; the most relevant to this article being his last minute report of an iPod Nano before it was unveiled in 2005.

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3 user comments

124.3.2008 21:24

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"His past predictions about the first generation iPhone turned out to be largely false"
Stopped reading right about there. Few people give 2 $hits what this idiot thinks anymore.

224.3.2008 23:26
bhrama
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Call me biased, but I distrust anything to do with digg. In the days when I used to look at digg, Kevin's "predictions" were about as (in)accurate as anyone else in the tech arena.

325.3.2008 7:11

Even with the speeds of the 3g network I don't find any kind of video chat feasible. The speeds just aren't fast enough, plus, it would only work with other iphone users. I don't know about you guys, but out of all the people I know only two of them also have iphones.

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