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wait...so you mean...i can video call...ON A COMPUTER?

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Wow, so iChat AV that has been around for over 10 years is now compatible with an iPhone. Cute
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woah - this has been available for almost a year now.

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Wow, so iChat AV that has been around for over 10 years is now compatible with an iPhone. Cute
actually no - not even. Its a completely separate client. It's quite sad actually. And it only works with Apple official webcams or verified too. I spent two whole days trying to figure out if I could spoof the damn thing but noooo. Apple is the worst.
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post #14 of 43
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
woah - this has been available for almost a year now.



actually no - not even. Its a completely separate client. It's quite sad actually. And it only works with Apple official webcams or verified too. I spent two whole days trying to figure out if I could spoof the damn thing but noooo. Apple is the worst.
rep+ for factualness
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post #15 of 43
Why don't you just use skype?
    
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One word....Skype. Plus its free, lolwot?
    
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post #17 of 43
Because Facetime is for inbetween iDevices. Its perfectly integrated into iOS and is easy to use.

While you can get Skype on the iDevices as well, it isn't the same functionality and easy-of-use. Sure, Skype is arguably MUCH better but Facetime integration just works the way its supposed to.
I'd choose Skype over Facetime or even iChat any day of the week but it's much easier to simply hit the Facetime button on a friend of mine who has an iPhone or an iTouch rather than open, login into, and see if they're online as well. Not to mention, any inconsistencies with Skype over the 3G network because we all know that AT&T and probably Verizon limits these apps.
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post #18 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?
Seriously...
It's just retarded how Apple approach things.
Hopefully they don't consider Facetime as "innovation"...

Maybe Mac fans haven't heard of this:
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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.
There was a reason they charged for it and it's only $1 and the licence lets it run on all the Macs you own
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Maybe Mac fans haven't heard of this:
Nope because Macs dont let you use them 3/4 of the time unless it's Apple certified and costs twice the price it should.
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