Here Comes Video-to-Video Mobile Chat (Update: or does it?)

June 08 2008 / by Alvis Brigis / In association with Future
Category: Technology   Year: 2008   Rating: 5 Hot

Leaked photos of the new 3G Apple iPhone reveal that it’s very sleek and, best of all, supports video-to-video calling. If rumors of serious subsidies in the neighborhood of the -$200 range prove correct, then we could have a mobile video-to-video revolution on our hands the second half of this year, certainly by the holiday season.

Although it’s gotten increasing silly to wait for next-gen technologies, I sure am psyched that I bypassed the first iteration(s) of the iPhone for the 3G version, which is widely expected to be released June 9th.

Update: It looks as though this 3G iPhone photo may well be a FAKE, in which case we’ll have to wait a few more months or even a year before we get video-to-video. I dig the joke and feel thoroughly sheeeepish at having taken the bait. It did seem plausible, though I did pause, for a split second, when considering the bandwidth requirements.

Prediction: Such believable fake-outs, in the tradition of google’s April Fool’s jokes, will become far more prevalent as we enter the knee of the curve and crafty designers take advantage of the viral opportunities.

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  1. The Financial Times too is betting that the iPhone2 will be sold for just $200.

    Posted by: Alvis Brigis   June 07, 2008
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