Facetime on the iPod Touch will be based off of email addresses

Fri, Jul 16, 2010

News, Rumors

There have been a few reports recently that the upcoming iPod Touch will come with a front facing camera that will enable users to enjoy Facetime. Facetime, for the time being, is exclusive to the iPhone 4 and relies on the iPhone’s phone app to initiate and receive calls. That said, it’s only natural to wonder how exactly iPod Touch users would be able to take advantage of Apple’s mobile video chat feature.

Boy Genius Report now reportsthat Facetime on the iPod Touch will be based on a users email address.

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, at least that’s how it seems currently.


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