FaceTime was introduced by Apple in 2010 and has gained popularity since. With more products such as Macs, iPad 2 and iPod touch being supported, the video-call software has become more flexible.
Wired video mirroring was first unleashed on the iPad 2 with iOS 4.3.x, but starting from iOS 5 beta, Mirroring went cables free via AirPlay but had certain limitations and didn’t work in some apps such as FaceTime.
Now starting from iOS 5 beta 3, you can mirror your FaceTime video calls via AirPlay on your Apple TV 2G hooked up to your gigantic TV! Yes you read that right, whenever you’re in a FaceTime call and feel a bit closed in on your iPhone’s small 3.5 inch screen, you can take a huge leap onto your TV via AirPlay Mirroring, isn’t that awesome?!
Folks at iPhoneIslam Team claim that they have managed to hack iPad 3G to enable full phone and SMS functionality like the iPhone.
iPhoneIslam Team has previously released jailbreak tweaks like FaceIt-3GS that brought FaceTime – Apple’s video calling feature to iPhone 3GS.
iPhoneIslam Team has provided the following details about PhoneItiPad, which will turn the iPad 3G into an iPhone:
If you’re hankering to be riding the very latest mobile software from Apple, hit up your iTunes, for version 4.3.2 of iOS is now available for downloadin’ and updatin’. Fixes for occasional “blank or frozen” FaceTime video and iPad 3G issues get top billing, while the obligatory security updates fill out the rest. The size of this mighty software drop? A hefty 666.2MB.
Folks at BGR have got their hands-on the the upcoming iOS 4.3.2 for iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2 & 1, iPod touch, and it is said to contain fix for 3G iPad 2 woes on Verizon, along with FaceTime issues reported on the current iOS 4.3.1 release.
According to their sources, iOS 4.3.2 is due within the next week or so. Apple is also expected to once again close the jailbreak hole which was recently released to untether the jailbreak on iOS 4.3.1.
More info on iOS 4.3.2 as we get it. Stay tuned!
[via Redmond Pie]
After a lengthy four-month beta trial, Apple’s decided that it’s about time to make FaceTime for Mac available to the masses, meaning any Mac user can finally do video chat with other Mac or iOS users. Unlike the app’s free iOS counterpart, though, you’ll have to chip in $0.99 on the Mac App Store for some enlarged video chat sessions. But hey, it’s totally worth it, especially if you have a 27-inch screen to play with.
There have been a bunch of rumors in the past few weeks that the iPad 2 would come with a front-facing camera for Apple’s FaceTime video calling feature. However, these rumors and speculations were based on reports from part vendors and accessory makers.
There was nothing from Apple that suggested that these features would arrive on the iPad 2 until iOS 4.3 Beta was released earlier this month. Macrumors has noticed that iOS 4.3 Beta 2 contains even more evidence, which indicates that the second generation iPad will get a front facing camera and also come pre-installed with Apple’s FaceTime, Camera and Photo Booth app.
Apple today started airing a new commercial, promoting iPhone 4’s FaceTime feature once again. The commercial which is titled “Under The Covers” is all about Christmas which shows a boy and his mom having a FaceTime video call with Santa Claus! Video after the break.
Ah, the beautiful, ever-useful jailbreak and the developers that make it worthwhile. It’s already unlocked the magic of FaceTime over 3G, and now it’s making FaceTime capable with any old iPhone 3GS handset (thanks to the iPhoneIslam Team, who did the heavy lifting). Of course, lacking a front facing camera, the resulting video chat might be a little short on faces, but the functionality certainly isn’t hurting anybody. Right, Apple? Hit up the app on Cydia and start streaming to your heart’s content, and if you’re wary there’s a demo video after the break.