Is FaceTime over 3G available on iPhone 4?

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  1. trenfro macrumors newbie

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    I was just curious cause I heard its not but I'm not sure
     
  2. SandboxGeneral, Aug 24, 2012
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    It will be just as soon as iOS 6 is released. Should be next month.

    Edit: as others noted below, only available on iPhone 4S and iPad [3].
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    FaceTime over 3G is only available for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 3.
     
  4. kiwiboi87 macrumors 6502

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    nope
    iphone 4 is left out,
    for some reason

    best to upgrade to iphone 6 when it comes out
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Lol I am sure Apple will say the 4 doesn't have enough power to support FaceTime over 3g! Oh but wifi that works fine.

    Typical Apple dropping features for no reason to seed new hardware sales.
     
  6. irDigital0l Guest

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    Steve Jobs was like "one more thing, FaceTime, its revolutionary, its amazing, i can't believe its true, its not suppose to be laggy turn off your wi-fi people!!!!"

    Its coming to iOS 6!!!

    for iPhone 4S because we totally did not make FaceTime a big deal with the iPhone 4
     
  7. lomby macrumors regular

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    Its not on the iPhone 4, but i cant see why it wouldn't. my friend has an iphone 4 and i was excited that we could facetime out an about... that was until i read the footnote...
     
  8. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sure it is called Facetime over Cellular and since the iPhone 4S has access to HSPA+ and "4G" networks, I can imagine that is why it is not available to the iPhone 4 since it does not and the experience would not be as good.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    The iPhone 4 has the same upload speed as the 4S and half the download speed at 7.2Mbps. Still faster than some WiFi access points. In these cases, the iPhone 4's faster cellular would give a better quality. I remember doing FaceTime over EDGE on my 3Gs. Quality wasn't the best, but it worked.
     
  10. Purant macrumors 6502

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    No, 4 doesn't get it. I guess it's for the same reasons 4 didn't get Siri.
     

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