07/19/2012, Over the past few days there has been some commotion over the possibility of carriers charging its customers for using FaceTime over 3G. AT&T was rumored to be implementing such a plan while Verizon claimed that it was too early to talk about it. However, one carrier has come forward to confirm that it won’t be doing such a thing when iOS 6 arrives. According to a Sprint spokeswoman, the […]
07/18/2012, One of the most anticipated features of Apple’s upcoming iOS 6 would be the ability to FaceTime over 3G – without having to jailbreak your iOS device. However, it looks like it might not be something that everybody in the US will want to do, especially after discovering that AT&T might have plans to charge customers for using such a feature. What about the other carriers? Well, the folks over […]
07/17/2012, One of the drawbacks to FaceTime was that unless you had a jailbroken iOS device, making FaceTime calls was only possible over WiFi connections. Well it looks like if you wanted to make FaceTime calls over cellular networks, you might have to start paying for it – at least as far as AT&T customers are concerned. The folks at 9to5 Mac have discovered that when attempting to enable FaceTime over […]
05/21/2012, It looks like FaceTime will finally go 3G in iOS 5. Or maybe not. This may not be the first time for us to report to you about FaceTime running on 3G. If you can still remember last year, we wrote to you about the rumor about FaceTime arriving on Verizon’s 3G network. But as with other rumors, they don’t really happen. Others might come true, but at least not […]
05/21/2012, It would take a fair bit of skill and understanding to make an inference of a particular subject or piece of text, and today, we hear of someone spotting an iOS 5.1.1 error message which carried some very interesting implications with it – the possibility of a 3G FaceTime, of course. First reported by the Romanian Apple website iDevice, it seems that the warning message would pop up should an […]
03/15/2012, Despite Apple’s new iPad sporting 4G LTE connectivity, oddly enough it appears that attempting to make FaceTime video calls over a faster LTE connection is still not allowed. It seems that when attempting to make a FaceTime call over a LTE connection, an error message pops up stating that FaceTime has failed, prompting the user to connect to a WiFi network to continue. Undoubtedly this is a move by carriers […]
01/19/2012, Apple’s FaceTime could be considered to be equivalent to making video calls, a feature that was available on older phone models. However oddly enough the FaceTime feature was only accessible over a WiFi connection as opposed to 3G. Some have argued that this is because it would eat up too much data, while others claim that 3G connections might be too slow to provide a consistent FaceTime experience.
11/17/2011, With the introduction of the iMessage feature in iOS 5, it is clear that Apple has plans to integrate some of their messaging services into a unified solution that will work across the board on both iOS and Mac, and thanks to a recent string of code discovered by John Heaton, such a unification could be in the works in a future iOS update.
09/07/2011, There has been word that iOS 5 is reaching its final build, and the rumors are suggesting that selected carriers have been given the “near final” build of iOS 5 for testing. We’re not sure if this implies that the iPhone 5 is nearing as well, but for those who are more interested in iOS 5, it appears that there are several key features in iOS 5 that are reportedly […]
07/29/2011, According to the latest reports online, Verizon users might soon be able to make FaceTime calls over 3G 9to5Mac.com’s sources have claimed that the Verizon has multiple engineers testing FaceTime over 3G in many regions that have heavy iPhone usage. Witnesses who have seen 3G FaceTime in action on Verizon’s network said that the quality looks fairly good – apparently the carrier has been optimizing its network to give a […]
04/06/2011, It looks like FaceTime does more than just let you and your loved ones video call over WiFi – according to recent reports cropping up on the Apple discussion forums, the video calling app on the iPhone 4 scares people too. A user has reported that still images of old conversations would show up randomly when she made FaceTime calls. Sometimes the bug even shows images that weren’t taken while […]
01/20/2011, Apple’s developer release of its upcoming iOS 4.3 Beta 2 has offered some additional evidence that the next-generation iPad will offer a front-facing camera. A preview picture that shows your wallpaper selection in the iPad now shows a homescreen that includes FaceTime, Camera and Photo Booth icons. That being said, even if all these icons did turn into actual apps, it doesn’t confirm that the iPad 2 will feature a […]
01/13/2011, Apple’s already doing pretty well with its iPhones and iPads, and now Barclay’s analyst Ben Reitzes expects the fruity company to sell about 50 million FaceTime-compatible iPhones in fiscal 2011, 15 million FaceTime-compatible iPods, 12 million FaceTime-capable Macs and 10 million FaceTime-compatible iPads. If everything goes according to plan, the analyst claims that the installed base will have reached over 200 million devices by the end of fiscal 2012, driven […]
01/11/2011, Apple’s release of FaceTime has revived a lot of interest in mobile video chat and now word is going around that Microsoft is planning to come up with its own competitor to FaceTime for Windows Phone 7. It’s speculated that the application will integrate with Microsoft’s Live services, allowing it to be used on all Windows Phones. When asked why Microsoft wouldn’t use a service such as Skype, the answer […]