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FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPhone 4, iPod touch, or Mac from your Mac.* So you can catch up, hang out, joke around, and stay in touch with just a click. Sure, it’s great to hear a voice. But it’s even better to see the face that goes with it.
http://www.apple.com/mac/facetime/

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If I recall correctly, wasn't Facetime supposed to be an open standard so anyone could incorporate it into their platform? Funny that they make you buy it now after announcing that. Just waiting for a Windows version.
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I'm waiting for FaceTime on Android, that would be great!
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Yeah, it seems kind of stupid that they're limiting their users so much. It was worse when it was just for iPhone 4, but still, if I had an iPhone I couldn't make FaceTime calls to most of my friends because their tech was either a) outdated or b) Windows-based.
    
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i'm not flaming - honest question.

why is Facetime such big news. we've had video calling for ages now - what's so revolutionary about it?
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it only appealed to me because it was able to connect over WiFi, that's all..
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post #7 of 43
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
i'm not flaming - honest question.

why is Facetime such big news. we've had video calling for ages now - what's so revolutionary about it?
With Apple's position in the market, ANYTHING they announce trumps other news and becomes big news. Also, having an open standard for video calling with support from a company like Apple is big news (except they haven't made it open yet. ). Skype is a big more tied to chat and LAN lines so a dedicated video calling platform that should theoretically work great COULD be a great thing. At least that's how I see it. But until they make good on their promise to make it open, it will probably just be hype and fail.
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So I can only do this with other mac products? and it costs money? fail.
    
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I'm waiting for FaceTime on Android, that would be great!
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i'm not flaming - honest question.

why is Facetime such big news. we've had video calling for ages now - what's so revolutionary about it?
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post #10 of 43
... Yeah... skype has had this feature already... It uses both front and back cameras to talk with friends on skype. You can also see their cam, even if they're on a PC.
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