Not trying to advertise Facetime, but certain things should be explained and understood:
What needs to be understood is that Facetime is not the end, it is the beginning. It is not just an app, it is a platform that is open for others to use. There are already talks that Skype and even Android may implement it. An example, (which is a bit of a stretch), is when Apple added the Compass App to the iPhone.
The Compass in itself had limited usage, and merely showcased the iPhone's ability. What was quietly happening was how Apps took advantage of the iPhones accelrometer and compass abilities and integrated it into their apps. Now, every other app is location aware, etc, and we take it for granted.
Secondly, having just one model, really simplifies things for Apple. Just like how all BB users know, they can chat with each other using BB Messenger, iPhone 4 owners can say "Oh you use iPhone? We can Facetime" and this will be true for iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4, and hopefully iPad 2 onwards.
This same level of certainty is not there for Android owners for example, as you would not know, what model your friend is using, which firmware etc. Of course, workarounds exist, using 3rd party apps, but this will require signing etc. This does not exist on Facetime, as it is integrated within the system OS. Making Facetime calls is as easy as making a phone call.
Facetime is in its infancy and will only improve in the future. Hopefully the wifi-only shackle will be lifted. Also, we have yet to see integration with other apps. of course, nothing is certain, but personally, Facetime looks promising, and I for one hope that it will be able to live up to its great potential.
As it is, it is already making an impact, with news headlines about video calling are referred to as 'FaceTime' even when there isn't an iPhone or Facetime app in sight.
On the Apple website it says the glass is 30 times stronger than plastic. If I am not mistaken the Galaxy S is also now using this glass, and the Galaxy Tab will come with it as well.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2010yet another apple marketing mind tricks for drones to buy iphone 4s found to quite inaccurate,... more30 times stronger than what, exactly?
What a dumb statement!
The road is thirty times longer...
The river is thirty times deeper...
You need something to base your comparison on or It's pointless.
Eg this X10 im using has a keyboard that is thirty times crppier than my iphone.
yet another apple marketing mind tricks for drones to buy iphone 4s found to quite inaccurate,
Iphone 4 '30 times stronger screen' :
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010That's what Nokia does, wipes all the data, reinstalls the software and send it back "fix... moreexcept they don't if theyre sold through networks retail stores :) seen it my shop plenty of times,no matter how the customer complains it can't be exchanged as a 'faults' are within manufacturers parameters,most drones should know all these known faults if they actually thought it over first before buying the phone,but such is the world we live in
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010oh come-on now you are going to compare companies financial sheets. All robbers and smugglers ... moreKindly write a list of like you say " there are tech companies better performing on share market other than apple "
Be specific, about profit, market value and growth. No BS but FACTS.
Waiting for your response.....
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010right. I am agree with you! we should why we are giving too much price for nothing just becaus... moreToday market value of Apple 0f 272 BILLION you do not do only on marketing and advertising if you do not have world class leading edge products
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010oh come-on now you are going to compare companies financial sheets. All robbers and smugglers ... moreright. I am agree with you! we should why we are giving too much price for nothing just because of their impressive advertising. Apple is one of best advertisers in this world specially in command of steve. They are earning huge money just by creating a marketing gimmik
jimmy, 12 Oct 2010once u jailbreak nothing is impossible..ok now first things first.. 1)to get basic bluetooth ... moreso to just transfer files from one mobile to other i need to first of all learn how to hack iphone (& losing my garranty) then install lots of apps. GREAT!!!! in other brands you just need to select file choose option "send via bluetooth" and it will search will tell phone available, select the one, and its done. Even you dont need to on the bluetooth manually, it will auto-on and after transfer it will off. And apple and iphone users say iphone is so easy to use. Good dudes!!!!
[deleted post]oh come-on now you are going to compare companies financial sheets. All robbers and smugglers make more money than any hardworking person that mean they are good. If company making money, then you should think it is the no of items or profit b/c of high price of each item. there are tech companies better performing on share market other than apple. And also there are many tricks and reason for that, dont fall for it.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010x6 was the first, after they launched many variant of that... dude just argue on facts if real... moreand also iphone facetime is not network supported, means you cant do video call over the network and with the person having other brand
[deleted post]x6 was the first, after they launched many variant of that... dude just argue on facts if really wanna to. And what apple told as a new thing to world named facetime i.e. video calling in iphone4, it is so old.... nokia having video calling facility with front camera in their mobiles for many years (i have seen since n70, which launched approx 4.5 years before) and most strange thing in iphone you should have a wifi connection and iphone at other end to. Actually they are just added a exclusive app for iphone which can video call. there are lots of app and ways to do it on other OSs with very high quality...
[deleted post]you don't like yahoo but you are posting link from them.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010That's what Nokia does, wipes all the data, reinstalls the software and send it back "fix... moreApple replace them with a use iphone that 50% less than the one you pay 100% for.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010its funny,returning your iphone 4 to the store you bought it in complaining of it freezing,dro... moreThat's what Nokia does, wipes all the data, reinstalls the software and send it back "fixed".
Actually all of the manufacturers do that.
Apple replaces them.
[deleted post]I didn't empty my bank account an iPhone 4 is FREE on a $A59 plan which is less than what I've been spending on mobile phone plans for over 18 years.
why do you call it " Apple A4 processor", when it's SAMSUNG all the time. tipycall for apple gather the best from other put it together am sell them ass their owm. invest money in research steve job, stop stilling, i will never in my life buy something "made" by apple, expensive thing that you find at other for half the price. cheers
its funny,returning your iphone 4 to the store you bought it in complaining of it freezing,dropping calls,losing internet connection means after an engineers examination you'll be told theres no fault found,its not 'faulty' and this all complies within the manufacturers parametres!! lol have seen it so many times instore