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  • FaceTime Coming to Mac & PC

    Feel like you've been missing out on FaceTime because you don't have a new iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G? Well fear not, as word is coming down the pipleline that Apple plans on bringing FaceTime to both the Mac and Windows operating systems.

    Mac4Ever rumors that Apple’s FaceTime video calling will be headed to Mac OS X in the form of an iChat update, but interestingly enough, it will also be coming to Windows. While it is unsure what form FaceTime will take in Windows, it is understood that FaceTime is built on open standards and has been released as an open standard, which means we could see it completely integrated into existing services like Skype, Windows Live Messenger, or even built right inside of iTunes.

    This would be a very smart move on Apple's part, thus making FaceTime a more universal concept that we could see spread like a virus. Doing this makes everyone connected with Apple's technology, iDevice or no iDevice. Back in 2009, Mac4Ever predicted well in advance, Apple's October 2009 iMac refresh, including the addition of an SD card slot and quad-core processor, however even through all of this, we will have to wait for official news from Apple.

    What are your thoughts on this rumor? I personally would love to see an iChat for Windows get released.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: FaceTime Coming to Mac & PC started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      Yeah I know, I was just being a smart ***
    1. ashrafkhalifa's Avatar
      ashrafkhalifa -
      Good news! Can't wait..
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      so were never gonna see facetime on skype....... saad
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      Not big news. I was actually expecting this. By the minute FaceTime came out I knew that it would eventually be compatible with iChat. I would not be surprised if that did not happen with iChat within the next few months, however I doubt that it will be ready for the PC right away. I can see it coming to Skype or Windows Messenger however I doubt that also will happen in the immediate future.
    1. dmklunk's Avatar
      dmklunk -
      This would be GREAT! I've been looking at upgrading to an iPhone or iPod touch 4, basically just for FaceTime So if it came to PC, it'd be awesome!

      And I realize this thread is almost 4 months old, but FaceTime beta is now out for Mac, available for download directly on Apple's site! Go and get it, Mac users!
    1. General Klinger's Avatar
      General Klinger -
      My brother uses the beta version on his new iMac to facetime me with my iPhone 4. It's really convenient!