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FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you're ready to go. Whether you're talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls with FaceTime look great. There's no better way to keep all your favorite faces just a click away.
Simple to Get Started
• Setup is quick and easy – just enter your Apple ID.
• With just one click, you can make a video call to an iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch, or another Mac.
• Make calls using your existing Address Book contacts – you don’t have to enter your contacts from scratch.
• Add the people you call most often to your Favorites list.
• Quickly review your past calls with Recents.
• Receive HD video calls at up to 720p on supported, Intel-based Macs.*
• A Mac with a standard-definition camera delivers up to VGA-quality video for Mac-to-Mac calls.
• Window and playback controls fade away so the focus stays on your conversation.
• View transitions smoothly when an iPhone 4, iPad 2, or iPod touch user switches from front to rear cameras or from portrait to landscape views.
• FaceTime's widescreen aspect ratio makes it easy for families and groups to participate in a call.
• Enjoy your video call full screen, using every inch of your beautiful Mac display.
Ring Anywhere, Any Time
• Incoming calls ring on your Mac, even if FaceTime isn’t running.
• If you have more than one Mac, incoming calls ring on every one so you can answer on the Mac that’s most convenient.
*Video calls require a built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera (built-in or external), a USB video class (UVC) camera, or a FireWire DV camcorder; and a 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Making HD video calls requires a built-in FaceTime HD camera and a 1-Mbps upstream and downstream Internet connection. Receiving HD video calls requires a supported Intel-based Mac. (for a complete list, visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4534).
What's New in Version 1.0.5
This update resolves connection issues in FaceTime, and is recommended for all users of FaceTime on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
It Just Works (REALLY, IT JUST WORKS!)
I’ve been using FaceTime almost daily now for quite a long time, both audio and video (and switching from audio to video). It even seems to connects more quickly than my reqular cell and has been dead simple to use. My roommate, who is legally blind (with almost no sight) is able to use it to connect with me when I’m shopping or wherever. He has had NO problems using it, which to me, is sort my usage test for an application. That’s NOT to say he isn't smart (which he is), but with his sight limitations, FaceTime has proven to be a literal "God-Send”.
I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA why these other people are having the problems that they do. I don’t think my rommmate and I are computer “geniuses” is the least. And my roommate is by no means an "Apple Fan Boy” (he’s probably just the opposite), but we use FaceTime anyway since it’s the best method we’ve found to easily communicate when I’m out shopping or if something is gong on medically with him.
Still Have a Audio/Connection Problem
The update seems to work fine on my MacBook Pro (2009) when someone Facetimes me but I am still unable to call connect whentrying to reach someone. My son in Bogota, Columbia, has to call me on his cell phone, tell me to turn my computer on, and then he Facetimes me. We have no problems at our end at this point but he has no audio on his MacBook Pro (2013) and has to put his cell phone on conference call so his family can hear us. I am also unable to connect to my daughter in Honolulu on her iPhone or MacBook Air but can receive calls from her. Another Facetime peculiarity but these workarounds let us enjoy long distance family time!
Finally works. But you need to correctly remove all old files first.
After installing this update, I got a service interruption notice saying "You have been disconneted from Apple Services, etc..." when trying to load facetime, restarting the macbook didn't help. So I used a great little app called "AppDelete" and it found all the old file from facetime, deleted them, and then I installed this new version again, it worked after that. It would be nice if Apple cared to mention this.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Apr 23, 2014
- Version: 1.0.5
- Size: 17.6 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Apple Inc.
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later