FaceTime Available Over Cellular with iOS 6
Apple confirmed today at WWDC that FaceTime - Apple's popular two-way video calling feature - is moving up in the world and away from its dependency on Wi-Fi connectivity.
Scott Forstall, Apple's vice president of iPhone Software, revealed on stage Monday during the WWDC kickoff that iOS 6 will allow iDevice users to make FaceTime video calls over cellular data networks.
For example, iPhone users will no longer be limited to FaceTime usage at home or in public places where Wi-Fi is accessible. This reality confirms another rumor we've been hearing about in recent months as the annual WWDC approached.
Additionally, Forstall said that iPhone users, through iOS 6, will have their phone number and Apple ID unified. In other words, if someone sends a FaceTime request to a mobile phone number, the call can still be answered on an iPad or Mac.
iOS 6 beta will be released to developers today. It will be compatible with iPhone 3GS or later as well as the iPad 2 and 3... not the original iPad as MMi previously reported.
Stay with MMi for more news and updates from WWDC as they develop.