in der pipeline: >>Apple to push videoconferencing with new iChat, camera By Nick dePlume, Publisher and Editor in Chief June 4, 2003 - At last year's meeting of Apple shareholders, Steve Jobs was asked about videoconferencing and what it meant to Apple. "Stay tuned," he said. Sources now say that Apple is on the verge of offering videoconferencing functionality to users with an upgrade to its iChat software. Sources confirmed to Think Secret that the next version of iChat, code-named "Viceroy," will feature videoconferencing built-in. Additionally, the new iChat will reportedly boast support for a number of other IM protocols. While many specific details are largely unconfirmed, multiple sources also suggest that the company plans to announce some sort of video camera to complement the video-enabled iChat. Insiders speculated that one Apple project, known as Q8, could be the camera. Internally, Q8 is known as "iSight," lending credence to this possibility. At the same time, Apple is reportedly developing an iPhoto update code-named "Memento." One source said that a camera release could tie into an iPhoto update as well, affecting the iLife apps. Apple plans to wrap up development on Q8, Viceroy, and Memento by the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 23. While Apple's specific release plans are unclear, sources said that the company would probably announce the videoconferencing solution at or before WWDC.<< Q:thingsecret Die Updateorgie geht weiter.