Originally Posted by Kickaha
Which is why AT&T would never let it happen.
The two apps that people are aching to see on the iPhone, VOIP and true IM, are the very apps that would eliminate AT&T's revenue streams. They'll resist those as long as possible.
I don't think you're correct on your assessment of an iPhone iChat client. For example, the Blackberry comes with a Blackberry-to-Blackberry IM client. I can also have AIM, MSN, Yahoo, etc. Think about Palm and Windows Mobile devices. Do they have IM clients available? Of course they do. Have Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile banned those IM clients? Of course not. So...why would you think that we wouldn't see iChat on an iPhone?