OK, I'll admit it, I think we're getting close. According to the same cadre of analysts, Apple is working on a smartphone, which will debut a few months after the long-heralded iPhone. The smartphone's functionality will center on Apple's proprietary iChat service, which runs on Macs and includes video chat and IM features. The smartphone could be branded as "iChat Mobile." The smartphone will also have deep tie-ins to Apple's Tiger OS, with Bluetooth remote control of certain Tiger OS functions. Other features include video ringbacks, whereby a caller is treated to not only the receiver's favorite songs, but the music video of those songs. If nothing else, it's entertaining to play along.
For more on the smart-i-phone:
- read this article from AppleInsider