Facetime through email = to computers too?

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  1. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think this will be able to work or will they somehow limit it to an ip(o,a)d with a camera?
     
  2. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's most likely for iPod Touch 4th generation since they don't use phone numbers.
     
  3. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    They brag about making FaceTime 'open,' so yes it will be on computers, iPods, and everything else one day. Who knows how long that will take though, but I would expect companies like Skype and Fring to incorporate it eventually
     
  4. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    New ios 4.1 will have option To FaceTime to either another mobile device or to email which should be either computer or iPod new 4th gen coming soon.
     
  5. Nrwrit3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm but what would be the client for computers?
     
  6. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    Exactly, this is just something that will be POSSIBLE in 4.1, but no clients for PCs or macs are ready yet, so we'll have to wait a bit for it. I'm sure the next gen iPads will have it also.
     
  7. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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    Facetime through email to computers would make perfect sense! And this is exactly why Apple won't be doing this. Because it makes sense! When was the last time Apple did anything that actually made sense?

    Did that make sense? LOL
     
  8. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

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    Vonage calls through Facebook
    Facetime through e-mail

    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE
     
  9. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

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    By the way, I'm going to say no to this. Apple seems to be keeping iOS devices and Macs running as separate businesses.

    I see Facetime being an inherently mobile application for the time-being. Put it on iPod's and iPad's first, then slowly move on.
     
  10. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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    FWIW, Fring already supports cross-platform "Facetime" like video calling.
     
  11. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    iChat.
     
  12. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    FaceTime is bound to become ubiquitous. It's just up to devs to start incorporating it into their apps. Apple definitely is pushing FT to become a vid chat/call standard. It's just going to take some time.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    No kidding. I am confused
     
  14. Brien macrumors 68020

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    I'm certainly hoping for an iChat update to support FaceTime, but we'll probably have to wait until 10.7.
     

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