1. slalomskie's Avatar
    Now that they have FaceTime on Mac will they come out with FaceTime for PC users?
    10-28-2010 09:51 PM
  2. tlo07's Avatar
    I hope so.
    10-28-2010 10:06 PM
  3. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    I highly dobut it
    10-29-2010 12:10 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    Doesn't really matter as there are now other options like Yahoo and Tango.
    Tramain likes this.
    10-29-2010 06:41 AM
  5. SteveP's Avatar
    It seems like there should be since a large portion of iPhone users probably have Windows PCs. Though offering it only on Macs might be a small factor in someone switch over to a Mac.
    10-29-2010 11:19 AM
  6. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    It seems like there should be since a large portion of iPhone users probably have Windows PCs. Though offering it only on Macs might be a small factor in someone switch over to a Mac.
    Thats Apples mission. They want people to go to the Mac.
    10-29-2010 11:20 AM
  7. liquidzoo's Avatar
    Thats Apples mission. They want people to go to the Mac.
    I completely agree with this statement, but I'd like to add (for Steve Jobs): Make them cheaper and more people will switch. I recently bought a new laptop and got pretty much the same machine I could have gotten with a MacBook or MBP for $400 less. I would have gotten a Mac in a heartbeat if it weren't for that.
    10-29-2010 11:46 AM
  8. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I think you will see Face time on lot's of platforms including the PC ... Give it some time, heck the Mac OSX version is still beta software.
    10-29-2010 11:50 AM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    The FaceTime protocol will actually be an open standard, so any company who makes chat software will be able to make their own FaceTime-compatible programs for the PC.
    10-29-2010 01:17 PM
  10. iquinn's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it will go to the PC once it is out of Beta. Apple has a long history of limiting Beta software to the Mac platform.
    10-29-2010 01:20 PM
  11. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    If this is the case, then why not make iLife for the PC? or iOs for windows mobile and andoid phones! /sarcasm
    10-29-2010 02:10 PM
  12. Robert Waldroup's Avatar
    Judging by the positive responses on this site, public opinion seems to favor this idea. But you never know - apple is very protective of their software and will not release to PC if they can have more gain by using this as a draw to buy Apples.
    10-29-2010 02:20 PM
  13. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Judging by the positive responses on this site, public opinion seems to favor this idea. But you never know - apple is very protective of their software and will not release to PC if they can have more gain by using this as a draw to buy Apples.
    One thing you also got to remember is, they would need to make face time work with the vast amount of webcams out there. With the macs, iPods and iPhones, the camera is made by apple so you will know it will work.
    10-29-2010 03:16 PM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    If this is the case, then why not make iLife for the PC? or iOs for windows mobile and andoid phones! /sarcasm
    I hear that, I wish I could use iTunes on my PC!
    10-29-2010 05:48 PM
  15. Alli's Avatar
    i hear that, i wish i could use itunes on my pc!
    lol!!!!!!!!!!!
    10-29-2010 06:27 PM
  16. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    I hear that, I wish I could use iTunes on my PC!
    The reason the iTunes was made for the PC, because the iPod was so successful in its first two years as being a mac only product, that they decided to support Windows. If they didn't do that,. the iPod wouldnt have been so succsufll.

    Facetime. if different. So if iLife.
    10-29-2010 06:43 PM
  17. slalomskie's Avatar
    The FaceTime protocol will actually be an open standard, so any company who makes chat software will be able to make their own FaceTime-compatible programs for the PC.
    Except for Skype which will probably never get FaceTime.
    10-29-2010 10:32 PM
  18. Massie's Avatar
    The reason the iTunes was made for the PC, because the iPod was so successful in its first two years as being a mac only product, that they decided to support Windows. If they didn't do that,. the iPod wouldnt have been so succsufll.

    Facetime. if different. So if iLife.
    How is Facetime any different? I'd guess that the majority of iPhone owners use Windows, and any other Windows users that Apple can get interested in Facetime--for instance by offering Facetime for PCs--will only add more iPhone users. Apple has every reason to offer at least some version to Windows users.
    10-29-2010 11:58 PM
  19. Jellotime91's Avatar
    One thing you also got to remember is, they would need to make face time work with the vast amount of webcams out there. With the macs, iPods and iPhones, the camera is made by apple so you will know it will work.
    Uh, MSN, skype, yahoo!, etc works with the vast amount of webcams out there just fine. It wouldn't be difficult at all.
    10-30-2010 07:09 AM
  20. Tramain's Avatar
    Doesn't really matter as there are now other options like Yahoo and Tango.
    Tango is great 2xThumbs up.
    10-30-2010 07:25 AM
  21. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    You guys are forgetting one thing. This is Apple. Things are a LOT different.

    Do you guys actually HAVE Facetime contacts, or just want the program because "its cool" ?
    10-30-2010 10:22 AM
  22. Jellotime91's Avatar
    A lot of my friends have Macs... So yes I'd have facetime contacts and it would be easier to use than Skype and connect to iPhone and other mobile devices that use facetime...

    What's your problem? :/
    10-30-2010 10:55 AM
  23. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    No problem. Funny you assume theres one.
    10-30-2010 05:14 PM
  24. Massie's Avatar
    I think he assumed because you keep insisting FaceTime would NEVER go to PCs, but have no reason except that "Things are a LOT different. "

    Can you be a little more concrete and a little less dismissive?

    To answer your question: I have a lot of FT contacts, but only a few use macsand none of the pc people are going to buy a Mac JUST to use FaceTime.
    10-30-2010 06:19 PM
  25. Jellotime91's Avatar
    No problem. Funny you assume theres one.
    You acted extremely condescending while providing no additional knowledge or making any worthwhile contribution to the conversation. You act as if it's an outrage to expect Apple's OPEN protocol to eventually work on a Windows PC when it already works on a Mac.
    10-30-2010 08:56 PM
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