Apple announced iMessage at the unveiling of iOS 5 a few months ago, and while we have still yet to catch it action (it should be arriving with the launch of iOS 5), it looks like it might be available on OS X Lion as well. A MacRumors reader recently went through the code of OS X Lion’s iChat and discovered that there are some lines of code that are present in both iChat and iMessage. So assuming that the code was put there because it is work in progress, and not unfinished code that wasn’t cleaned up, we can expect OS X Lion to have support for iMessage in the future.
If iMessage makes it over to OS X, it wouldn’t be the first time that Apple implements an iOS feature in the computer operating system – FaceTime is one example of a feature that made the crossover. The presence of iMessage on OS X would definitely be a significant point for Apple users – after all, being able to communicate for free with any iMessage-capable device anytime, whether you’re on your computer or on the go sounds like a great service to me. What do you think?