Group Face Time. What were Apple thinking?

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried group Face Time yet?

    God, it’s awful.

    Even with just 3 users on iPhone X MAX’s it’s laggy, fiddly and overly complex.

    It’s like a pre-beta-beta.

    Nasty experience.
     
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  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    We were all on WiFi good enough to stream Netflix 4K

    Not only was it laggy but there were pauses all over the place. Some users were appearing twice in the same call. It was just bug-ridden.

    I’ve tried it twice now and it’s been totally un-usable both times.
     
  4. AppleB macrumors 6502a

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    Report your experience to Apple. It’s possible there are some bugs that need to be addressed etc.
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have and “some bugs” are an understatement.
     
  6. LosLoco macrumors member

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    I've only tried it twice - once with 3 people and the second time with 5 people - and it went super smooth except for one guy on the second call, who had a ****** reception, which is hard to blame Apple for.
     
  7. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well I’m not sure why mine was so unbelievably poor. WiFi was good and all phones were XS Max. It was unusable in reality for everybody.

    I’ll find some more friends are try again!
     
  8. AppleB macrumors 6502a

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    “Some Bugs” can cause a less than desirable experience with any computing device.
    Software and hardware are always evolving it will never be perfect under every condition.
     
  9. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I know that. I emphasised “some” because there were “many” bugs. Almost none of it worked as it should on any device during the call.

    “Many” is not acceptable.
     
  10. Sing1gniS macrumors newbie

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    I've used it twice and it has worked fine both times.
     
  11. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I tried again last night with a different group of friends and for me it was still appalling
     

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