AAPL Stock: 118.88 ( + 1.13 )

Printed from

iPhone SDK beta expands video conferencing code

updated 03:40 pm EDT, Tue April 27, 2010

Warnings hint at 3G video support

The latest iPhone 4 SDK beta appears to include new code related to video conferencing functionality. Although basic video conferencing provisions have been included in the past firmware releases, the latest offering expands a number of status and error strings.

One of the new messages, posted by MacRumors, hints at a registration requirement, alerting users if the "device has not been registered for video conferencing." The list of new strings also indicates the service will be integrated into the Game Center, allowing users to join video calls with other gamers.

The list of error messages has been modified, with new messages related to Wi-Fi connectivity but no references to 3G or cellular connections. It is unclear if this is an indication that Apple will allow video conferencing to be used on cellular networks.

Video conferencing is widely expected with the next iPhone, as the leaked prototype clearly integrated a front-facing camera. Apple has yet to officially confirm any of the specs, however.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented