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Topic: FaceTime

Apple rumored to be building FaceTime software for Mac, Windows

09/10/2010, 08:09 am

Apple plans to extend FaceTime video chat beyond the latest iPhone and iPod touch, bringing compatibility with both Macs and PCs, according to a new rumor.

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Apple blunders, no vibration on iPod touch

09/08/2010, 09:09 pm

Despite earlier references on the Apple website to a "vibrating alert" for the fourth-generation iPod touch, the new device lacks a vibration motor.

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Another alleged next-gen iPod touch part has forward camera space

08/20/2010, 08:08 am

Another front panel claimed to be a component for Apple's forthcoming fourth-generation iPod touch has surfaced online, again showing a space for a front-facing camera.

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iPod touch with two cameras, Retina Display said to arrive soon

08/10/2010, 07:08 pm

A new rumor claims that Apple plans to release a new iPod touch with a high-resolution Retina Display and two cameras -- much like the iPhone 4 -- in "a few weeks."

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iOS 4.1 beta supports for mobile-free FaceTime via email

08/06/2010, 04:08 pm

New support in the developer beta 3 release of iOS 4.1 allows users to make FaceTime video calls without needing a phone number or mobile service, strengthening the case for FaceTime support on iPod touch, iPad and Macs.

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Alleged next-gen iPod touch part has forward facing camera space

08/05/2010, 03:08 pm

New photos claimed to be of a front panel for Apple's forthcoming iPod touch upgrade show a spot for a forward-facing camera, providing more evidence that the next-generation media player will support the FaceTime open standard for video chat.

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Unconfirmed case illustrations show upcoming iPod touch

08/04/2010, 11:08 pm

Photo illustrations supposedly obtained from iPod case manufacturers show a new version of the iPod touch with a camera and flash.

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Apple's iPad configuration policies reference camera

08/02/2010, 04:08 pm

AppleInsider has discovered that Apple's iPad management profile policies available to corporate users include the capability to disable use of its camera, providing evidence of future intent to include a camera on upcoming models.

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'Jailbreak' issues addressed, hack allows iPhone 4 FaceTime over 3G

08/02/2010, 01:08 pm

Hackers have updated their browser-based jailbreak to address issues that prevented iPhone 4 owners from using FaceTime and MMS. In addition, a new jailbreak-only application allows FaceTime video chat over 3G, without a Wi-Fi connection.

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Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.

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War between Fring and Skype boosts Apple's Facetime

07/12/2010, 03:07 pm

A battle between Fring and Skype over mobile voice and video calls could ultimately result in faster adoption of Apple's Facetime as an open standard for mobile video calls.

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Apple promoting iPhone 4 in four new FaceTime ads

07/11/2010, 11:07 pm

Apple's new ads campaign for iPhone 4 have shifted from "there's an app for that," to a message targeting a specific new app: FaceTime.

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iPhone gets 3G video call features via Fring, poorly

07/10/2010, 02:07 pm

A new update to the free Fring app brings the potential of 3G video calls to all iPhone users. It also enables video calls to desktop Skype users as well as other Nokia and Android smartphone users who are also using Fring. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well yet.

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Purported next-gen iPod touch parts suggest forward-facing camera

07/08/2010, 11:07 am

More evidence of a FaceTime-enabled iPod touch appeared Thursday, when parts claimed to be from Apple's forthcoming handheld device surfaced online.

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Apple's new iPod touch rumored to have 5MP camera, FaceTime

07/08/2010, 08:07 am

A new report alleges that Apple's next iPod touch, expected to arrive this September, will have a 5 megapixel camera, capture HD video, feature FaceTime connectivity, and include a gyroscope, like the iPhone 4.

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iPhone 3GS recognizes FaceTime URLs in iOS 4

07/02/2010, 04:07 pm

FaceTime supports iOS URL schemes, enabling users to initiate a call by clicking on a hyperlink. iPhone 3GS users can see and click the links but they don't work, not even for audio-only calls. Yet.

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Apple's iPhone 4 FaceTime doesn't need a mobile signal to work

06/29/2010, 03:06 pm

The new FaceTime video calling feature of iPhone 4 does not require mobile service after first use, enabling users to establish video chat from any WiFi hotspot, even while in Airplane Mode.

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Apple offers toll-free number to try out FaceTime on iPhone 4

06/25/2010, 01:06 pm

Looking to test out FaceTime on your new iPhone 4 but don't know anyone else with the latest handset? Apple has provided a toll-free number for users to call and video chat with a company representative.

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iFixit completes early teardown of iPhone 4

06/23/2010, 02:06 am

To obtain one of the first iPhone 4 smartphones for teardown, Kyle of the iFixit team flew to Japan with a tent, planning to camp out in front of the Ginza Apple Store. FedEx ended up delivering early shipments to some users two days in advance, making the trip unnecessary.

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First reviews of iPhone 4 hit big-name newspapers (u)

06/22/2010, 06:06 pm

The first reviews of iPhone 4 are beginning to appear, including Walt Mossberg's in the Wall Street Journal, David Pogue's in the New York Times and Ed Baig's in USA Today.

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