facetime vs. ichat

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by frunkis54, Oct 20, 2010.

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    frunkis54

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    anyone think facetime will replace ichat or will it just compliment each other.
     
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    applemagic123

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    nope

    I hate facetime. I don't like that you need to use address book. Not everyone uses address book. I had to waste time making a contact just to do facetime with one person.

    At first I was like, "ummmmmm....what the heck, how do I add contacts?!!" Then I read the help menu and got disappointed when it stated that it works with the address book.

    So disappointed. I HONESTLY thought that apple should have made facetime on iPhone HD compatible with iChat video chat. That would be sick. Facetime is basically iChat video chat anyway. I mean if you're on a mac, ya' got iChat, don't you? I don't know why they even made facetime on the mac.

    I stated in another thread that apple is going downhill with their software, and this is definately one of them.

    One last thing, facetime REQUIRES 10.6.4 which I think is sooooooooooo stupid.
     
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    FSMBP

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    I bet the main reason for Facetime not being integrated into iChat is that iChat is in the core of OS X. They would have to have new APIs/ all this other techinical crap. That's why Apple doesn't give new major releases for Mail, iChat, Finder, iCal and others between OS X releases.

    I hope Lion integrates iChat and Facetime. The only reason I could see it not is the name "Facetime" will be more recognizable.
     
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    I'm guessing that it will replace iChat. Once Lion is released iChat will probably go away and facetime will have all of its features intigrated into it.
     
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    Why would facetime replace iChat unless facetime is going to have chat (text) capabilities like iChat and all those services (AIM, Yahoo, etc).

    I really don't understand why there need to be 2 different apps for video calling and why they didn't integrate it into iChat.

    Seems inconsistent and not simplifying things.
     
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    See, I don't get this, why not simply create a version of iChat for IOS?
     
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    FaceTime will get integrated into iChat for 10.7 - stay on 10.6 and it'll be a separate app.

    "iChat with FaceTime video calling" will be one of the 150 great new features of Lion. It's all about marketing.
     
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    I think they will integrate it into iChat, but more people know what facetime is so they will probably re-brand iChat as facetime.
     
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    domness

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    As someone said before, Apple should have brought out iChat for the iPhone LONG ago. I love iChat for its simplicity and taking a look at Facetime for Mac, just ruins this. Facetime for Mac looks horrible and is almost never open on mine. I'd rather Apple had iChat with integrated Facetime contact list.
     
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    ruk110

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    ok i do agree with you there that you need to go on long and add a contact just to Facetime with someone, but your just forgetting one thing... its still in Beta testing mode...!
     
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    domness

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    Yeh true, although I doubt Apple will do much more to the current app to make it really stand out much.
     
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    Absolutely ! iChat will disappear and will be integrated in FaceTime. No doubts about it
     
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    roadbloc

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    Facetime will more than likely be integrated into iChat. Either that or iChat will be integrated into Facetime. I also think there will be a version of Facetime for Windows at some point.
     
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    iChat will probably be integrated into Facetime.
     

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