FaceTime Coming To Next-Gen iPod Touch And iPad?

News | Tuesday July 20 2010 11:02 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

As you may be aware, Apple 's FaceTime video-calling feature references every user by their phone number. This is tricky since users of
do not have a phone number referenced to their device.
sources have revealed that Apple may alternatively make use of the users' Apple ID to reference the devices. Consequently, a FaceTime conversation with these users may be initiated by ”
” their email address. Here are screen-grabs of the FaceTime account registration and settings page on the
.
Users on these Apple devices will be asked to sign up with FaceTime using the email address that is associated with their Apple ID. Once the user verifies his/her email account, they are ready to go. As you can see from the screenshots, it is also possible that Apple would let users add multiple email IDs to their FaceTime account so that they may be contacted by work colleagues, friends and family with the relevant email addresses.
points out that users on these devices may receive FaceTime video-call requests via push notifications.
There are a few unanswered questions though. It is not clear if Apple will also integrate FaceTime on
with the user's Apple ID. This appears inevitable since iPhone users who also own an iPad or iPod Touch would otherwise end up with multiple FaceTime accounts. We are also not sure of how FaceTime would integrate with non-Apple devices in future. You may be aware that Apple is working on creating an open standard for FaceTime that will allow non-Apple device owners to communicate using FaceTime.
. What has been your experience with FaceTime so far? Please share your views in the comments below.

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