updated 01:55 pm EDT, Wed October 20, 2010
App available as public beta
As expected, Apple has announced that FaceTime will be coming to Mac OS X. The video chat utility was first introduced in iOS for the iPhone and later extended to the iPod touch. During the company's Back to the Mac event, executive Phil Schiller claimed FaceTime has been added to 19 million devices in the first four months of availability.
The Mac variant automatically rotates the video to landscape or portrait mode, depending on the orientation of the iPhone or iPod touch. Users can also choose to view the video in a small window or fullscreen.
FaceTime for Mac will be available today as a free public beta.