iPhone NEWS : Evidence Suggests Apple Working on iMessage to iChat Integration

As the release of iOS 5 fast approaches, one developer has turned up some
interesting threads buried in OS X Lion's iChat app which indicate that it
could soon gain the ability to communicate directly with iOS 5's iMessage for
quick and easy chat from computer to mobile device. MacRumors is reporting that
the forthcoming iMessage feature in iOS 5 may do more than wipe out the need for
carrier-based SMS or MMS between devices -- it may soon talk directly with iChat
on OS X Lion as well. "One developer has revealed to MacRumors that there is
evidence that Apple has already started building in iMessage support into OS X
Lion's iChat instant messaging software," the report reads.