Apple has yet again dug it’s knife further into all its competitors by releasing its FaceTime application for computers. What does this mean? Well, first it means they are shitting all over the EVO (do I have your attention Dawe? Joe?).
Ok but seriously, this shit is pretty tight and was a given that it would eventually happen when Apple revealed the FaceTime capability for its latest incarnation of the beast that is the iPhone. Why wouldn’t they release this in conjunction with the iPhone 4 launch? Because kids, this is Apple. The computer company that likes to feed you in courses, not just give you the whole meal up front. Why release this capability when you don’t need to and can still sell an absolute shit-ton of phones? Release it 4 months later, garner even more interest in the phone (especially right before it comes to Verizon), while at the same time garnering interest in your computers as well seeing as how you can only do it from an Apple computer. Genius. Complete asshole maneuver, but genius.
This application gives you the ability to video chat with someone from your iPhone 4 with someone on a Mac or vice versa via an email address. The application doesn’t need to be open on your Mac for you to be available. When someone “calls” you, the app pops up in your dock and you accept the invitation and voila, you can now have video phone sex. Now you don’t have to wait for all your friends to get an iPhone 4 to take advantage of FaceTime, if they have a Mac, you’re good to go.
Yes, I know Android guys, you can only do it from Wi-Fi blah, blah, blah. But as I said above, this is merely the first, er, second course of FaceTime that Apple is feeding us. I’m sure once AT&T or the cell phone networks in general get their act together and feel that they can handle the traffic of millions of people video chatting on their networks they will release it. It is a smart move to NOT make it 3G capable right now as I’m sure it would bog down and possibly shut down an entire network. And don’t gimme that 4G bullshit either all you Sprint fuckers, cause my phone will still be faster than yours on 3G.
You can download the beta version of FaceTime on Apples website, just make sure your computer has the latest OS, Snow Leopard.
Oh bee-tee-dubs, if you have Windows, fuck your life.