Apple readies iChat video answering machine

by admin April 10, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Will it appear in Snow Leopard at WWDC in June?

Apple has filed a patent for a video answering machine for its iChat VOIP application, amid speculation that the feature will appear as part of the Mac OS X upgrade dubbed Snow Leopard.

The patent application, unearthed by Apple Insider, shows users being able to record outgoing video or audio messages for use when they’re busy on other calls or away from their computer.

“The audio-video messaging services are provided using an answering machine-type application that is familiar to most users who have used conventional telephone answering machines,” says Apple in its application.

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