This is also why I’m glad the iPod Touch does FaceTime too. Will get one for the grandparents and maybe one for home. All you need is a wifi connection and everything just works. The iPhone 4 might not be the first phone that does video calling, but who cares?
It’s the first one that gets it right.
And now with the iPod Touch and quite possibly the iPad (we all know it’s coming), FaceTime is already a hit in my books. The fact that it’s on a portable device and not a “computer” makes it easy for alot of people to use. All they have to do is pick it up. No complex computer manipulations.
The only downside is that you need a wifi connection. I’ve read articles that say you can run FaceTime on 3G if you jailbreak or do some other voodoo. But I don’t know about the chat quality though. If I have to say “can you hear me”, “I can’t really see you properly” etc. my experience is already spoilt.
Technology should not get in our way when communicating. Although I welcome the option to, I don’t particularly miss not being able to FaceTime over the cellular network.
So far I’ve used FaceTime with friends in Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan. It’s one thing looking at a photo of my buddy’s baby boy, it’s another when I get to see him in real time. He looks alot like his father! Kam gave me a tour of his beautiful new home which I probably will invade when I visit Canada! Having 2 cameras, front and back, is really useful for times when we want to show things besides our pretty faces. ^^.
I really like the commercial.
Have you tried FaceTime?