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Apple’s FaceTime Coming To The iPad

by on July 15th, 2010

Building up to the iPad launch, and even after the launch, rumors were intense about a front-facing iPad camera. The evidence to support a camera in the iPad was overwhelming.

The camera rumors began with a leaked iPad hardware frame that clearly had room for a camera. Soon after that came camera-related job postings at Apple, followed by hidden iPad SDK camera files. Soon after that, there were even more hardware photos showing room for a camera.

Today, the folks over at Boy Genius Report are reporting that they have figured out how Apple’s FaceTime (the video calling feature on the iPhone 4) will make its way to the iPad and other Apple devices.

Originally, it was assumed that FaceTime required a phone number in order to make the FaceTime connection but since the iPad and iPod touch have no phone numbers, how will users connect? The answer: Apple ID.

Apple can allow users to register their Apple ID with their iDevices and that would presumably allow other Apple devices to connect with you on a FaceTime call. Apple is also reportedly looking into using push notifications to deliver the incoming FaceTime requests.

It is exciting to think of the existing front-facing camera on the iPhone 4 being able to video call with front-facing cameras on the iPad and iPod touch.

What do you think? Will we see front-facing cameras on the iPad and iPod touch?

[BGR]

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