FaceTime Coming To Mac OS X And Windows; New iPad With FaceTime To Launch During Holiday Season?

News | Thursday September 9 2010 1:01 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

has been seeing a continued demand from customers. The sources have noted that Apple is keen to popularize its new
and that the new iPad could come with a front facing camera to support this functionality. A holiday season launch could thus give Apple the platform to popularize its new video calling functionality.
It is also worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the 7″ Android tablet that has seen rave reviews in the past few weeks, is also slated for a holiday season release in the US. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is noted to come with both the front-facing as well as the rear-facing camera. The launch of a second generation iPad around the same time could help Apple take on competition from Android tablets more effectively.
, it is being speculated that the company could be expanding the service to more platforms soon. According to a report on French website,
, Apple could be prepping a version of the FaceTime video calling client for both the Mac OS X and Windows. The website points out that the Mac version of the application could be integrated with iChat though it is not clear how the Windows version would pan out.
insists that these are rumors and need to be taken with guarded skepticism. Nevertheless, the latest speculations appear strategic and we wouldn't be surprised if Apple indeed launches the next generation iPad shortly and brings FaceTime to Mac OS X and Windows. What do you think?
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