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Apple iOS 4.1 Available for Developers, FaceTime E-Mail Option Present

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 – as they don’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.  Perhaps there’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.

    2 Responses to “Apple iOS 4.1 Available for Developers, FaceTime E-Mail Option Present”

    1. forums girls says:

      If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

    2. chat girls says:

      This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.


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