Next Gen iPod touch and iPad to feature FaceTime?
We’ve reported various rumors which suggest that the next gen iPod touch will feature a camera. Apple’s annual music event is expected to be scheduled in the first week of September and we can expect new iPod touch models with high resolution display, Apple’s custom A4 chip and video & image capturing capability.
BGR recently reported that one of their reliable sources has confirmed that iPod touch and iPad will feature FaceTime in future models. The website has posted screenshots of FaceTime activation screens.
Your Apple ID will be registered with your device/s, and that will allow other Apple devices to start a FaceTime call using your email address. Apple will also reportedly make use of push notifications to deliver these incoming FaceTime connection requests as we have been informed there is a push notification detector tied into the FaceTime frameworks in the new iPhone OS 4.1 beta. We’re not sure how Apple will handle an iPod touch trying to connect to a FaceTime session on an iPhone as it seems Apple would still require you to use the iPhone’s phone number,
Currently Apple allows only iPhone 4-to-iPhone 4 FaceTime calls and if they plan to bring this feature to iPod touch and iPad it would certainly help in pushing Apple’s open standard video chat platform.BGR]