During Apple’s keynote speech at WWDC today, iOS head Scott Forstall announced that in iOS 6, Facetime, the popular, yet under used video calling feature will finally be able work over a cellular connection. Currently, and since its debut, Facetime has been confined to only work over WiFi, as Apple said it provides the “best” overall performance of the app. Which leads us to wonder, why the change now?
Since iOS 6 will most likely launch along side of the new iPhone sometime this fall, could this be one more shred of evidence that Apple will be incorporating 4G LTE into their new iPhone? We know it’s possible to video chat over 3G, but we can already imagine Apple touting the Facetime experience when using the new LTE equipped iPhone.
Either way, it’s a feature that iPhone users have been asking for since it debuted, so maybe the “under used” app may actually see some life.