“Apple plans to integrate iMessage into iChat, combining iOS 5 and OS X features, as the company competes against Facebook Chat and BlackBerry Messenger,” Joe Arico reports for Mobiledia.
“Strings of code found in iChat for OS X Lion show the potential for ‘time delivered’ and ‘time read’ stamps to appear next to messages, functionalities previously only associated with iMessage,” Arico reports. “The uncovered code suggests iMessage will be compatible with iChat when it launches later this year.”
Arico reports, “The feature will allow users to start a conversation on their mobile phone, go to work and continue it on their computer and even transition it to an iPad.”
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