As you know, iPhone 4 was announced just a while ago at WWDC 2010 and one of the most exciting features announced was Video Calling, named as FaceTime. This is how Apple explains FaceTime

People have been dreaming about video calling for decades. iPhone 4 makes it a reality. With just a tap, you can wave hello to your kids, share a smile from across the globe, or watch your best friend laugh at your stories — iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 over Wi-Fi. And it works right out of the box. No other phone makes staying in touch this much fun.


FaceTime Video Chat on iPhone 4

You can video chat (or “get some Face Time”!) in portrait or landscape mode using the front or rear iPhone 4 cameras. iPhone 4 has a front facing camera that can be used for video chatting. However, Steve also said it switches from front camera to back camera automatically. And yeah, FaceTime Video chat is similar to what the HTC Evo demonstrated last week, but regardless, video chat hitting the iPhone is a very big deal.

  • It only works over Wi-Fi – Steve says carriers need to get networks up to speed to support cellular video calling later.
  • Works with both front and back cameras – nice!
  • open standard – Apple plans to make FaceTime an open standard. Kudos to them for that!

We will be getting the video showing FaceTime Video calling in action very soon. Stay Tuned!

Update: Here is the video commercial as promised!

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