iOS 5.1.1 Warning Hints at FaceTime with 3G Support
Warnings recently found in the latest version of iOS are suggesting that Apple’s plans to bring support for 3G wireless data connections to its FaceTime video chat feature.
Basically, when a FaceTime call is active over Wi-Fi on an iPhone running on iOS 5.1.1 and a user turns off the “Enable 3G” option in the Settings, the operating system presents the user with a warning message that states: “Disabling 3G may end FaceTime. Are you sure you want to disable 3G?” The message was first noticed by the folks over at the Romanian Apple blog, iDevice
and despite the warning, FaceTime video calls will continue over Wi-Fi uninterrupted even after 3G has been turned off or on. This suggests that Apple may possible be looking to bring 3G support to FaceTime.
We knew that FaceTime can work over 3G if you downloaded the right file but this new error in 5.1.1 is the one that clearly makes mention of 3G. As of right now, we don’t know if we are testing things or if the carriers would even allow it and if so, how. We’ll have to patiently wait to see if this turns out to be true or if this is just erroneous information.