“Last week, code strings were found in iChat’s framework in Lion indicating Apple could be at work developing a cross-platform support for the iMessage protocol in iChat,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9to5Mac.
“Today, Fusible points to a set of three trademarks which surfaced in the United States Trademark & Patent Office’s database,” Zibreg reports. “All three are related to iMessage.”
“As you know, iMessage is Apple’s new messaging protocol allowing iOS 5 devices to exchange instant messages and rich media between themselves (think BlackBerry Messenger for the iPhone),” Zibreg reports. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientists to figure out it makes a lot of sense to eventually integrate FaceTime, iMessage and iChat into a unified messaging solution on both the Mac and iOS 5 devices.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]