Tag Archives: FaceTime

Class action lawsuit suggests Apple intentionally broke FaceTime in iOS 6 to force users to upgrade to iOS 7

Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit in California. This one alleges that the company purposely broke FaceTime on iOS 6 to force users to upgrade to iOS 7 to regain functionality. The move, according to the lawsuit, was done to avoid paying high data costs to Akamai. The suit states that Apple forced customers to upgrade to iOS 7 which made…

Rumor: Apple to add group FaceTime calls in iOS 11

Apple may finally be adding the highly anticipated group video feature to FaceTime in iOS 11. The report comes from a sketchy source, The Verifier, claims that the feature will be baked right into iOS 11 however doesn’t mention if it will come to other Apple platforms however that’s assumed. The report cites “several people familiar with iOS…

Upcoming third-party Apple Watch bands adds support for external cameras

It’s been widely rumored that Apple is testing the possibility of a FaceTime camera on the Apple Watch. However, as we know now, that hasn’t happened yet and it’s unclear whether it’ll ever happen. However, if you’d rather not wait on Apple, Glide is working a band that enables a 2MP front-facing camera along with a general use 8MP camera. Pre-orders…

Upcoming iPhones may have improved front camera with flash

One of the key features of the iPhone is its camera. Often, Apple will demonstrate how their new iPhone is able to take great photos, even while competitors are taking higher megapixel photos. Already, we’ve heard that the iPhone 6s may have a 12MP camera. However, after digging into the iOS 9 beta, developer Hamza Sood has found some hints that the…

Video and voice calling coming to BBM for iOS ‘Within months’

Image courtesy of Cult of Mac It has emerged today that video and voice calling will be available on BBM for iOS ‘within months’. BBM’s executive v-p alluded to the new services, which could see BBM become the most promising messaging app on iOS. The development would bring video calling and voice calling to BBM for iOS, which is currently only available…

FaceTime down for some users

According to Apple’s system status page, there is currently an outage affecting “some users” regarding FaceTime. If you are having FaceTime issues, you may want to keep an eye on the status, as this could be what is causing your problem. Earlier today here was an issue with iTunes and its underlying stores, such as the App Store and Mac App Store, but it is…

AT&T now allowing FaceTime over cellular

According to AppleInsider, AT&T has begun a nationwide rollout of allowing users to (finally) use FaceTime over its cellular network. The rollout allows users to use FaceTime on both LTE and HSPA+ networks, even for users that are still using the old unlimited plans. This new rollout by AT&T comes just a few weeks after the network promised…