3G FaceTime coming soon to iOS?

3G FaceTime coming soon to iOS?The rumour mill is positively churning with suggestions as to what we might see from the next version of iOS.

However, rather than a shadowy anonymous source, it’s the current version of iOS that’s hinting about a possible future feature, namely FaceTime video calls over 3G.

FaceTime was unveiled alongside the iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). It’s compatible with iOS devices with a front-facing snapper, and Macs with a FaceTime camera (formerly known as iSight).

All well and good, however FaceTime only works via Wi-Fi at the moment. Attempting to call a FaceTime buddy who’s on 3G simply results in a missed call notification.

But that might be about to change if a recently discovered iOS warning is anything to go by. According to iOS: "Disabling 3G may end FaceTime. Are you sure you want to disable 3G?"

Apparently it’s an empty threat, though, as disabling – and subsequently re-enabling – 3G has no effect on FaceTime calls.

Back in 2010, Steve Jobs explained that 3G FaceTime didn’t sit well with networks. FaceTime calls are thought to consume around 3MB of data per minute.

Has Apple appeased the networks somehow? All eyes on this year’s WWDC, which kicks off on June 11.

via: AppleInsider

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OFI  May. 22, 2012 at 11:52

Ooooh welcome to 2003 Apple ;)

jaybear88  May. 22, 2012 at 15:32

10 years late with a VGA camera. But since it's Apple, it's breaking news. This world makes me sick.

dcx_badass  May. 23, 2012 at 23:58

Still be a **** version of video calls, years late and limited.


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