iPhone SDK Beta 2 shows evidence of WiFi Video Chat

Thanks to the Gizmodo Apple iPhone 4G leak a couple of weeks back, we now know it is highly likely that the iPhone 4G will get a forward facing camera.

The reason mobile phones have forward facing cameras is usually for making video calls. In the latest iPhone SDK (beta 2), there are now references that go more in to detail on how the camera will work. This includes details of the type of connection to make it run.

The first message discusses video conferencing and indicates that the phone needs to register with a service somewhere to use conferencing features.

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

Next up are messages relating to the iPhone 4G needing a Wi-Fi connection to make video calls…

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.”;

There are no error messages currently related to video calls and 3G connectivity indicating that 3G video calling “might” not be an option. The SDK is still in beta though, so perhaps 3G messages will be added at a later date.

Via: Macrumors

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