updated 09:30 am EDT, Fri September 10, 2010
iLife '11 finally close?
FaceTime video call support may soon be coming to platforms outside iOS, rumors cited by a French website suggest. The technology is currently available on the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod touch. Should claims be accurate, FaceTime could soon be available on Macs through iChat, and on Windows systems by way of an unmentioned app or apps.
The standard is designed to be used on multiple platforms, which may mean it is only a matter of time before Mac and Windows support arrives, whether from Apple or a third party. Either route would benefit Apple, since it would increase the usefulness of iPhones and iPods. FaceTime is also expected to appear on the next-generation iPad.
Rumors further position iLife '11 as shipping "very soon." The same website earlier proposed that suite would ship on August 7th for $79, but very little trace of the software has been seen since. It could potentially lose iDVD as default app, but gain full 64-bit support.