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Apple Brings FaceTime to the Mac

Apple Brings FaceTime to the Mac

Posted October 20, 2010 at 2:43pm by iClarified
Apple today announced the public beta of FaceTime for Mac, an entirely new application that allows Mac users to video call iPhone 4 and iPod touch users as well as other Macs. Featuring an easy to use interface, FaceTime for Mac automatically uses your Address Book contacts so there’s no need to create special buddy lists, and it works seamlessly with the built-in camera and mic on Mac notebooks, iMac and Apple LED Cinema Displays.

"FaceTime makes video calling to or from mobile devices easy for the first time," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. "We've sold more than 19 million FaceTime-ready iPhone 4 and iPod touch devices in the past four months, and now those users can make FaceTime calls with tens of millions of Mac users."

FaceTime for Mac requires Mac OS X Snow Leopard and is easy to set up with an Apple ID. The public beta is available immediately as a free download at

Apple Brings FaceTime to the Mac

Apple Brings FaceTime to the Mac
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meshary Al shatti
meshary Al shatti - March 18, 2011 at 10:31pm
i am use facetime carck i call me self and my friends facetime failed how ti fix it
Reese - October 20, 2010 at 10:12pm
Keeps saying missing critical security patch but it's already updated.
limited733 - October 20, 2010 at 5:05pm
It is working!I just called from Germany my brother on his iphone 4 in Greece!We talked about 15Min.Perfect!
Max - October 20, 2010 at 4:27pm
Even if my on Mac is closed, it will automatically open, if someones calling me =)
vdesai - October 20, 2010 at 3:36pm
anybody got it working? when i try to call my friend's iphone 4 it just rings and after that it says call failed and when i ask my friend and if his phone rang and it didn't , same thing happens when he tries to call me
Josh - October 20, 2010 at 3:44pm
beta..... will test later
vdesai - October 20, 2010 at 3:46pm
yes i understand it's beta but even if it's buggy atleast it gotta connect once. cause they wouldn't just release if it doesnt work at all
Steve - October 20, 2010 at 3:52pm
Works fine, I have called my iPhone and also called my Mac from my iPhone. Remember if you are calling an iPhone you need to select the number not email address
roy - October 20, 2010 at 4:09pm
remeber to use the EXACT number registered with your iPhone 4 (with area code) It works for me, even on 3g (My3G installed) :P
me - October 20, 2010 at 4:14pm
reinstalled and calling to iphone works but when my friend tries to call me to mac from iphone he says it keeps ringing and nothing happens on my mac side
CASEACE79 - October 20, 2010 at 4:16pm
Remember if your friend isn't jailbroken or doesn't have either My3G or 3GUnrestrictor facetime only works on wifi. Did your friend have wifi when you tested it. Mine works fine. Tested with my iPhone 4 jailbroken and my iMac. FYI 3GUnrestrictor works fine with it also.
vdesai - October 20, 2010 at 7:04pm
calling him on his phone worked but him calling me from his phone while on wifi didn't
DAVEMAN - October 20, 2010 at 3:00pm
everytym i try 2 downlod der beta, it downloads iworks 09 trial?!?!
carlos vasquez
carlos vasquez - October 20, 2010 at 3:02pm
me too !!!!
Steve - October 20, 2010 at 3:05pm
I had the same problem. It works now
BSoares - October 20, 2010 at 3:33pm
First time I had the same problem, second attempt it worked. Installed, tried it out, worked great :)
CAaSEACE79 - October 20, 2010 at 4:10pm
The download for face time is at the bottom. That happened to me too. Its mislabeled on the site. There is another download button at the bottom of the page.
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