iOS FaceTime and iMessage services could be restored even with the next iPhone. Apple currently holds out for a volunteer, which integrates new features.
Since today is presented on the website an interesting job advertisement: We are looking for after a “Communications iOS Application Engineer”, which “brings the revolutionary iPhone to a next level.” The changes are likely to get even with iOS 7 collection.
“You will be responsible for implementing new features to our existing FaceTime and iMessage applications as well as developing complex applications from top to bottom (user interface design to design and implementation of supporting frameworks.)”
Apple is trying with the modifications to increase the number of iMessage users to keep up with the growing competition. Daily Messenger on iOS two billion messages are sent. With WhatsApp there are 17 billion.
Could also activate the new FaceTime at Apple ranks group conversations, so that this service can compete with Skype. Recently also appeared on a patent that describes the improvement of the quality of FaceTime (via AppleBitch)