1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 7:39 AM by Allan Eckert
greenblue1144 Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

Is there a difference between iMessages and iChat? If so, what is it? I'm thinking about upgrading from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion.


Also, I don't have to buy Lion to buy Mountain Lion, right? Someone told me that...



iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Diff between iMessages and iChat?
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    That is correct. It is not necessary to install Lion to get to Mountain Lion. In fact Lion is no longer available unless you call Apple and request a special download key for it.


    iMessages is for iOS and iDevices.


    For OS X it is called Messages. It is basically iChat but it uses the iMessages protocol instead.