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  • BGR: iPod touch, iPad Getting FaceTime



    It appears that FaceTime is coming to the iPad and iPod touch, according to new details presented by BRG. If you're scratching your head as to how devices without phone numbers will accommodate FaceTime, "sources" tell BGR that users will be able to register their Apple ID to their touch or iPad and then associate an email address to that particular ID. In other words, calls will then be facilitated by selecting the email of your contact.
    Apple will also reportedly make use of push notifications to deliver these incoming FaceTime connection requests as we have been informed there is a push notification detector tied into the FaceTime frameworks in the new iPhone OS 4.1 beta.
    There remains some confusion, however, as to how an iPod touch will hook up with an iPhone for a FaceTime chat because it appears at present that Apple would still require the use of the iPhone's phone number, and not an associated email address. But BGR anticipates that Apple will soon roll out a "unified" method of talking across all iDevices that will be as simple as any other iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad feature that we're used to.

    Naturally, the argument assumes that the iPod touch and iPad have front-facing cameras, which, of course, they do not. Any attempt by Apple to bring FaceTime to other devices within its product line would almost require an iPod and iPad refresh in the near future. Prior to "leaks" that FaceTime is coming to these iDevices later this year, we had heard rumblings about an aforementioned refresh on tap for September. Perhaps the developments will now be rolled out in tandem.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: BGR: iPod touch, iPad Getting FaceTime started by Michael Essany View original post