Recently it was reported that Apple could be developing new smart home devices like smart displays, which are essentially smart speakers with a display and camera built into it. This suggests that in the future, there is a chance that we could see Apple expand FaceTime to more of its products.
If you wanted more evidence that this could be happening, a discovery from MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has revealed that Apple has recently added the FaceTime framework to tvOS 14.5 beta, along with a AVFCapture framework that is related to capturing images. Some of you might be wondering what has tvOS got to do with FaceTime? This is because the HomePod is actually powered by the tvOS platform, which in turn is linked to the rumors that Apple could be developing a HomePod with a built-in display.
The HomePod already kind of supports FaceTime, but it is limited to just audio, but obviously a smart display could allow users to make FaceTime video calls. However, as per the previous report, Gurman notes that there is no guarantee that Apple will make these products a reality as apparently they are currently only exploring it in concept, so maybe don’t get your hopes up just yet.