Are Apple missing a trick with Facetime?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by chandler99, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. chandler99 macrumors regular

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    Just a random thought of the day, but if ipods will be able to use facetime, are apple missing a trick in not utilising the camera in mac's to also be able to make facetime calls.. maybe through iChat or a new app?
     
  2. Shreknow91 macrumors newbie

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    no, it just gives them something else to unveil in a year or two and make it seem like the best thing since sliced bread...
     
  3. R94N macrumors 68020

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    No, I think too much stuff at once can be difficult and make the Keynote longer :D

    This would be a good feature that I can see coming sooner or later.

    As to the comment above, surely every commercial product is marketed to make it look good? Apple just does it really well, I guess.

    P.S. I love random thoughts of the day! Keep them coming :D ;)
     
  4. pamon macrumors 6502

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    facetime will probably come to the macbook and imac's before long. they're focusing too hard on their mobile money now
     
  5. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    i would imagine that if you are an iPhone/iPad developer you can probably already use FaceTime on the macs.
    likely just a hack away to become universal. but i agree, they should release it for the macs soon especially if they allow mac to iphone chat.
    hopefully when they do it will apply to all macs with a camera.
     
  6. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    I can't imagine that Apple would continue to develop iChat and FaceTime simultaneously, so of course they will become the same.

    Perhaps at the next 10.x release.
     
  7. djellison macrumors 68020

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    To be even slightly useful, it needs to work on PC as well - thus iChat is out.
     
  8. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    Facetime being based on open standards, is it possible for any Mac developer to code a Facetime client for Mac (and/or PC) by now?
    If yes then someone could make some nice bucks until Apple wakes up and releases something.
     

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