FaceTime headed to Mac, Windows?
Mac4Ever rumors today that Apple's FaceTime video calling will be coming not only to the Mac in the form of an iChat update, but also to Windows.
FaceTime is built on open standards and has been released as an open standard, so we could see it integrated by existing services like Skype, Microsoft could build it into their IM client, or -- hey -- it's about the only thing Apple hasn't built into iTunes yet, right?
Currently FaceTime is limited to iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4, getting it beyond iOS and mobile and onto the desktop could help not only spread the technology but increase its usefulness.
[Mac4Ever, thanks Luc!]
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