People naturally assumed that the iPad would come with a built-in video camera, but Apple likes to do things slowly but surely. With that in mind, it’s not all that surprising that 9to5Mac recently discovered icons and code found within the iPhone 3.2 SDK strongly suggest that video chat capabilities will be hitting the iPad eventually, with an equally strong chance that similar functionality will be included in the next iteration of the iPhone as well.
Below, you can see icons for “AcceptVideo” and “DeclineorEndVideo”, though 9to5Mac acknowledges that Apple may have very well re-used code already written for the Mac’s iChat software. Still, those icons look pretty telling.
And below note that code in the TelphonyUI makes reference to VideoChat capability.
While it remains unclear what type of new features and functionality Apple has planned for the next-gen iPhone, Steve Jobs has reportedly referred to it as an A+ upgrade, so take that for what it’s worth.