ipod touch 4th gen to have Facetime

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kenfused, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. kenfused macrumors newbie

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    Did anyone else notice that Steve said that they would ship "millions of facetime devices" in 2010. He didn't say "millions of iphone 4s"

    I bet the ipod touch 4th gen has the camera and facetime too!
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I would say iPad first over iPod Touch.. Just my opinion. Also Macs as well. So far the facetime is on available if you are on an actually phone call with someone, then you can switch it over.

    I just seem them investing that in the iPad before iPod Touch, considering iPad at least has 3G connectivity, and in 2011 that may be supported by AT&T
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    You don't need the iPad's 3G for FaceTime. I doubt there will be a new model just months after the first model. I also doubt the iPod touch will have more than one camera. So maybe just a video call VGA camera and not a regular camera on the back? That would seem kind of dumb.
     
  4. mjcorbitt macrumors newbie

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    i noticed that too and since you can only do FaceTime over wifi i think it is possible...i could see it going on the ipod touch and ipad...a front facing camera would also allow video Skype calls
     
  5. easy4lif macrumors regular

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    it don't make sense to add facetime since that would kill the iphone 4. They'll add the A4 chip, same camera/flash as new iphone, and same screen resolution as the iphone 4 for the simple reason that its cheaper to order all those items in bulk for the same 2 devices then having separate supply chains for the phone and touch.
     
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    NO feature on a Touch has ever killed the iPhone. Two distinct markets. You can already use Skype w/video on the Touch. No threat to iPhone sales yet.
     
  7. fawlty macrumors regular

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    Facetime adds video to regular phone calls. How could that be possible on the iPod Touch?
     
  8. Adam Elmquist macrumors newbie

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    Google Talk

    What about Google Talk which does video? Could there be future app for that would work with the iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad.
     
  9. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    "Millions of FaceTime devices in 2010"

    So from Now til December these are the only possibilities:

    iPad: No because it was released in April. Apple will wait at least a year before an upgrade like that.

    iPod Nano: Maaaaybe but it would have to have wifi in order to work and then the whole device just gets cluttered for its size.

    iPod Touch: This is our best bet. They ship/sell millions every year and this device already has wifi built in. By September (when iPods are released) iPhone 4 users will already be comfortable with making FaceTime calls over wifi which basically puts iPod Touches in an easy position to be added to.
     
  10. instep macrumors newbie

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    "Millions of FaceTime devices in 2010"+

    @Andrew K., maybe you can add Macs and Macbooks to your list.
     
  11. rattydog macrumors newbie

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    He didn't say "millions"

    He actually said "10's of millions FaceTime devices in 2010". (01:33:44 into the Keynote address)

    I wondered the same thing. There is something awaiting us for September...
     
  12. PeterQVenkman macrumors 68020

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    iPod touches will replace Mac Pros and minis in the Apple product line. ;)
     
  13. roocka macrumors regular

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    it's coming

    think of all the highschool kids who can't afford an iphone but can afford a touch. it's not the device that costs money but rather the contract. this will allow them to video chat remotely which is super cool. it's almost as good as having a phone.

    wait till they start live video phonesexting each other. LMAO.
     
  14. peto01 macrumors member

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    i guess that iPod touch will be released in three days.
     
  15. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I think the touch will come first after the iPhone 4. Apple will of course make it even better to connect than we could think, with no buddy lists or accounts. Somehow.
    The iPad will probably come next year.
     
  16. gheat93 macrumors member

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    I think this is quite likely. It makes sense, considering FaceTime is only compatible with the iPhone 4 as of now, which doesn't seem to give it enough of a user base...
     
  17. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing there'd be a native FaceTime app, only functional over wifi.

    Steve said FaceTime will only work this year with WiFi and that they had to work out things with the cell phone carriers, but what would they really hVe to work out? It'll only work with wifi because they want to see what it will be like with the new iPod Touch's as well.

    The iPad didn't have the camera for marketing reasons. Face Time is supposed to be the killer app on the iPhone 4, and if they had already introduced that 5 months ago, the iPhone wouldn't be as "revolutionary".

    EDIT: And he said 10s of millions of FaceTime devices, and frankly, there won't be 10s of millions of iPhone 4's shipped this year. It has to be Face Time capability with the 4G Touch, and some kind of compatability with iChat on Mac's.
     
  18. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    This could also indicate that they're preparing to release a FaceTime desktop app, perhaps as part of iChat.
     
  19. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Or maybe Steve Jobs knows more than he's letting on about some 3rd party manufacturers who might already be in the midst of working on implementing their own FaceTime-compatible devices... Remember, Apple claims to have submitted it for acceptance as an open standard.
     
  20. MindsEye macrumors regular

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    I may be wrong but the way i understood FaceTime is that you place a call and if the transmitter and receiver are both connected to the internet via a wifi network you can switch over to FaceTime. So essentially you are still paying the rate for a phone call and still need a data carrier.

    If it is that way where you have to pay for the call then i cant see the 4G ipod touch getting FaceTime though i can see it on the ipad. Only if its a free service i.e video chat (which i doubt) can i see it being on the ipod touch.
     
  21. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    If Apple wants to put their full force behind FaceTime they need to include it everything they ship (similar to how they pushed the built-in iSight). That includes Macs via iChat, the upcoming Apple TV revision, iPod touch and iPad.
     
  22. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Except cpu speed for quite a period of time ;)
     
  23. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    I think you're using "killed" in a different sense than 4DThinker was. You seem to be using "killed" in terms of a clear front runner in a spec-for-spec comparison of one particular feature.

    4DThinker, on the other hand, seems to be thinking of "killed" in terms of a large base of customers who would have purchased an iPhone, but decided against it mainly because they saw in the iPod touch as a more desirable competitor.
     
  24. gmaster456 macrumors newbie

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    I agree

    I agree that the iPod touch will get Facetime as well as iPad and macs. The iPod touch should get it in its refresh the Fall and the iPad next spring. No telling when the desktops and laptops will get it though
     
  25. TechieOfWar macrumors newbie

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    Fring, the social networking chat app, already includes Gtalk and supports video chat for it (on the iPhone 4)... :)
     

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