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This article was published on October 20, 2010

Apple brings FaceTime to Macs

Apple brings FaceTime to Macs
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As we guessed, Apple is bringing FaceTime to your Mac, complementing its rollout to Apple’s mobile handhelds, the new iPhones and iPod Touches.

This will surely be a Mac fan-favorite, and is going to turn the video calling war onto full burn as Skype is surely not going to take this update sitting down. Apple announced that they have shipped 19 million FaceTime enabled devices.

It is interesting to note that with this integrated solution, OS X and iOS are going to be linked in a very new and deep way, they will communicate in real time with live video. No other platform for desktop and mobile can challenge that level of integration.

Apple will be releasing a beta of FaceTime for the Mac in beta today, which you can find on Apple.com