Apple iOS 4.1 is available for developers, and as such the FaceTime video conferencing software is rumored to have an email option. This means that the iPhone 4 and iPod Touches with front-facing cameras may have the option in the future to video chat with people through their email address instead of through their phone number.
This allows iPad and iPod Touch users to use FaceTime â€“ as they donâ€™t have phone numbers. This will be highly useful, although more RAM is expected to be needed to support the option.
Some speculate that the email FaceTime feature on iOS 4.1 will be removed prior to hitting the consumer markets. However, the iPod Touch annual cycle will hit around September.Â Perhaps thereâ€™s a front-facing iPod Touch device coming out soon?
Rumors circulate that Apple will host an event and make an announcement around August 16th, further rumors point to more around mid-September.