Technology such as we find in the iPhone has brought us together in ways that many of us could have never realized 25 years ago. Last weekend, Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor proved just how effective such advances can be when he contacted a friend battling cancer using FaceTime on his iPhone 5s while on stage last weekend.
It looks like the technical problems have returned for those of us who interact with Apple's sites, and this time it's not just limited to developers. Many users (including myself) couldn't download certain content from the App Store and iTunes this morning, and while that issue's apparently been resolved, some users are now experiencing trouble with FaceTime.
In a stunning shift from their previous stances on mobile video chat, AT&T announced to The Verge today that it plans to extend cellular use of Apple's FaceTime for a larger swath of users in the coming weeks, particularly those who aren't covered by the new tiered plans it introduced last year. By the end of the year, AT&T plans to allow video chat apps over its network for all customers with LTE devices regardless of the platform.
Good news, FaceTime fans on AT&T -- the carrier has caved in just a little bit more, allowing FaceTime over Cellular calls to pretty much every compatible device, assuming you're not still on an unlimited plan.
It's a slow week for news, as most people took off halfway through the week to prepare themselves for an epic feast of gluttony and deliciousness. But the news marches on and Apple stories are no different. So what did happen? What did we talk about? What are the rumors out there? Let's take a peek.
There's little doubt that we live in a wireless world, so it's always nice to see formerly corded accessories gain a little more mobility by cutting the wires. The latest to do so is the webcam, thanks to a new offering from Logitech.
Not only does the iPhone 5 bump the front camera into high-definition territory with the ability to take and transmit 720p video footage -- as well as much clearer still photos -- but iOS 6 also now allows for FaceTime conversations over cellular networks. Better video, sending over a cellular network -- anyone else nervous about their data plan? We put it to the test.