iPod touch FaceTime on the iPod

Mr Slippy IV

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So, we've heard about FaceTime coming to the iPod touch, but what about an internal microphone for FaceTime? The service isn't complete simply with a front-facing camera, so what else can we expect from the newest entry in the Book of Jobs?
 

MRU

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Just a little thing about , as we have been finding out to our surprise since it was released here.

Currently when you activate a facetime call it actually sends out a SMS message to a server via 'cellular data'. Regardless of the fact that you have to run it on Wifi officially.

Therefore the chances of facetime being available on the new iPod unless they change the current way face time operates is pretty low seeing as though it doesn't have cellular data, hence can't send the SMS to the server.
 

xxNinjaxx

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Most likely, if it has facetime/camera then it will have to have a microphone.. otherwise Apple would look dumb.. lol. :D
 

Haxoware

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Just a little thing about , as we have been finding out to our surprise since it was released here.

Currently when you activate a facetime call it actually sends out a SMS message to a server via 'cellular data'. Regardless of the fact that you have to run it on Wifi officially.

Therefore the chances of facetime being available on the new iPod unless they change the current way face time operates is pretty low seeing as though it doesn't have cellular data, hence can't send the SMS to the server.
Well I Don't Have sms i call ATT and block it I can not get or send sms
and i still do facetime on my iphone 4
 

Derkatwork

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Just a little thing about , as we have been finding out to our surprise since it was released here.

Currently when you activate a facetime call it actually sends out a SMS message to a server via 'cellular data'. Regardless of the fact that you have to run it on Wifi officially.

Therefore the chances of facetime being available on the new iPod unless they change the current way face time operates is pretty low seeing as though it doesn't have cellular data, hence can't send the SMS to the server.
The ipod touch can send SMS equivalents that would work with facetime most likely. There are SMS apps in the app store after all.
 

Peterson8765

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I think it is time for Apple to put in a microphone on the touch, it costs about $1-2 in component costs so I don't see why not.
 

d4nn0

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I agree that the addition of a camera will necessitate a microphone, however, I think that the timing is right. Obviously I would've loved to have a mic in order to Skype, however, from a marketing perspective it makes no sense.

-Danno
 

liamkp

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So, we've heard about FaceTime coming to the iPod touch, but what about an internal microphone for FaceTime? The service isn't complete simply with a front-facing camera, so what else can we expect from the newest entry in the Book of Jobs?
It should if it has facetime. They cant think we would constantly wear those ridiculous earphones. If it doesnt have an internal mic, but does have FaceTime, they will have to include an external mic, that isnt the headphones.
 

Derkatwork

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It should if it has facetime. They cant think we would constantly wear those ridiculous earphones. If it doesnt have an internal mic, but does have FaceTime, they will have to include an external mic, that isnt the headphones.
How would that work? We plug in a mic and hold it up as we talk? Not apple like at all...
 

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