FaceTime video conferencing coming to the iPhone: “
Filed under: WWDC
At today’s WWDC keynote
, a new feature of the iOS 4
operating system called FaceTime
was announced and demonstrated, bringing iChat like video conferencing to the iPhone. FaceTime requires no set up or configuration and will work with either the front or back facing camera on the iPhone 4
, but the front facing camera has been ‘tuned’ for FaceTime allowing you to hold the camera at arm’s length to get a perfect picture. It works in both landscape and portrait orientation, and allows anyone running iOS 4, if the hardware supports it, to seamlessly video chat with anyone also running iOS 4 on another iPhone.
There will be a FaceTime button in the Contacts app and on on the Phone screen. Tapping it is all you need to do to initiate a video chat, even if you’re already on a voice call. The recipient will get a message saying that a FaceTime session has been requested which can be accepted or rejected. Accept it, and you are video chatting.
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