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Citation really needed?[edit]

Is a citation really needed for the claim "this has not yet been confirmed by Apple"? I would expect one if the claim was that Apple had confirmed a rumor. Ndufva (talk) 17:14, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Please - Whoever goes around Wiki putting "citation needed" on every statement should stop it! Wiki is being polluted with the blue marks causing a reading distraction.

  • "As of May 2011, it is not yet known to have been ratified by any standards body, and the extent of work by Apple with regards to this promise is unclear as Apple has not released technical specifications for the service. FaceTime is not currently supported on any non-Apple devices.[citation needed]"

Same claim as Ndufva above, it's not needed here. How can you prove something hasn't been done? Swapshop1 (talk) 23:10, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Need description of how it bootstraps IP-based communication from POTS-initiated call[edit]

My guess is that it's using TDD/V.18 (, but wilder ideas include carrier acting as "operator" to detect compatibility and create or facilitate setup of the IP connection; or phones SMS'ing each other (for free) through a side channel. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdsweet (talkcontribs) 01:22, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Since FaceTime is using SIP, it is likely utilizing existing SIP based presence & signaling for this. IIRC, you can initiate a FaceTime call without placing a POTS call first. Apple probably has a SIP REGISTRAR and an ENUM server for E.164 lookups (phone number -> SIP URI conversion.) (talk) 20:46, 19 July 2010 (UTC)


Wouldn’t several of the technologies involved (STUN, TURN, ICE) be unnecessary if the devices (and later telcom carriers) supported IPv6? — Christoph Päper 11:59, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

H.264 and AAC[edit]

Last time I checked H.264 and AAC were not open, so calling them open standards is somewhat misleading. -- (talk) 21:35, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

It is not misleading. They ARE open, however they are not free. A license is required to use them. This is similar to GIF and RSA, before their patents expired. (Actually, RSA was released to the public domain just before it was due to expire, but you get the point.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:39, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Technical details[edit] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:11, 5 July 2010 (UTC)


"However, with 3rd party software like fring, video calling can operate on a 3G network and can also connect with other phones." -- This is misleading. Apple has opened up access to the front-facing camera to 3rd party developers, but this does NOT imply interoperability between Fring and FaceTime. This sentence is describing how the camera itself may be implemented for video calling. It is not describing the FaceTime implementation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:24, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Exactly right, and we're a month late. (This is what happens when I leave the country...) I'll remove that sentence, since it's not about FaceTime and is really just spam. You could have done it yourself, you know. HereToHelp (talk to me) 11:43, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

iSight/FaceTime differences?[edit]

Is there actually a difference between the two cameras? I was under the impression that they were merely re-branding iSight, but considering that the current comparison page shows the MacBook Air as the only model with a "FaceTime" camera (the rest having iSignt cameras) make me think there is actually a hardware difference. Anybody know anything about this? DanielDPeterson (talk) 07:13, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

The updated Mac notebook comparison shows the MacBook as the only one with an iSight. Air and Pro models now have a FaceTime camera. (talk) 00:43, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Other Plattforms?[edit]

Are there FaceTime Applications for Android, Meego or WebOS? Or is FaceTime Apple exclusive?-- (talk) 20:41, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

The article says: "FaceTime is a video calling software application [...] for supported mobile devices running the iOS, in addition to Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.6.6 and higher." DanielDPeterson (talk) 20:28, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Charging for FaceTime[edit]

Does anybody else think that the article on the reason why Apple has to charge you for FaceTime is a load of BS? If what they claim there is true, Apple couldn't give out the Mac Apple store like they did, right? DanielDPeterson (talk) 08:00, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Sarbanes–Oxley Act[edit]

The statement that the "Sarbanes–Oxley Act ... prohibits companies, such as Apple, from providing an unadvertised new feature ... without ..." as well as the reference currently cited in support of this statement do not elaborate on why this would be the case. The statement should be removed from the encyclopedia or the reference be replaced with a suitable reference explaining the nature of how Sarbanes-Oxley leads to this conclusion. Any experts on this, please feel free to amend. (talk) 19:52, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

I don't know how reliable the Macgasm site is. If it is, then I guess it is ok for Wikipedia to take it at its word: if not, then just delete the sentence and its reference. I'm afraid the technicalities of this aspect of SOX are well beyond me personally. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 16:46, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

What does it do?[edit]

It's amazing to me that nothing in this whole page explains what FaceTime does. What is it? Why would I want it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:04, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

First line: "FaceTime is a video calling software application". I think that describes it well enough. DanielDPeterson (talk) 20:30, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

FaceTime for OS X[edit]

The document states that FaceTime Audio was available for OS X Mavericks at launch (October 22,2013) That is false. FaceTime did not receive any updates in OS 10.9. FaceTime Audio for Mac was introduced in OS 10.9.2 Beta 2 not OS 10.9. I edited the article to fix that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:40, 10 February 2014 (UTC)


The article should be updated to mention that FaceTime Audio has been released on OS 10.9.2 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:16, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

iPod 4[edit]

We don't need to know that the iPod Touch 4 doesn't support FaceTime Audio. iPod 4 owners already know that their device supports up to iOS 6.1.6 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:38, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

hi babe — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:36, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

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