Skype and the iPhone 4 face camera

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by wellingtonwimpy, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. wellingtonwimpy macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Is there any indication that Skype will be allowed to make use of the iPhone 4's front-facing camera in the near future? Or is it safe to assume that Apple wants to keep FaceTime exclusive? Sorry if this has been discussed before.
  2. javaGuru macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2007
    It was my understanding that Apple has opened up this API to developers. So, I am hopeful that skype will take advantage of this and update their app sometime in the near future.
  3. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    Los Angeles
    There's several "mirror" apps already that use the front camera, so apparently developers have access to it. I think being able to Skype video chat would be about 100 times more useful than the iPhone to iPhone facetime. Don't hold your breath waiting for this, though. Skype is very slow to update. They still haven't added notifications.
  4. wellingtonwimpy thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2010
    I certainly hope they do. FaceTime is effectively useless for me because I'm the only one I know with an iPhone 4. I just hope this doesn't become a repeat of the Google Voice snafu.
  5. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    I hope this as well, even if it's just over WiFi. FaceTime is kinda useless right now.
  6. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    Yeah, I'd love video chat on the Skype app. The AIM app, too.

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