Poll: Should iPhone 4's video chat be compatible with Skype?

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Skype are keen to make their video chat service compatible with the iPhone 4’s new FaceTime calls, but will Apple bite on it?

A source at Skype told Pocket Lint: “We would welcome the opportunity to work with Apple to bring mobile video calling not only to our many millions of Skype users on iPhone around the world, but also to the countless more making video calls on desktops, TVs and other connected devices.”

Customers would gain from the integration too. It would make FaceTime much more useful for iPhone owners as they could video call any of their Skype contacts as opposed to just their friends with iPhone 4s.

Will Apple bite?

Anna Leach


  • Like Sam said FaceTime is an open technology. Why else would apple make it open if they did intend to use it. Skype just needs to addthe api’s It would be great to use FaceTime in skype instead of just add camera support because audio and video are synced perfectly. That’s the biggest advantage of FaceTime vs. Other video call services. I see it happening soon. But I wouldn’t be surprised if apple rejected it for “duplicating the core functionality of the iPhone” lol

  • Not sure what the problem is. If the front facing camera is an open API then why wouldn’t Skype just configure their own app to use the camera for video calling as well as the current audio and instant messaging. The App can be kept running in the background and if you get a call it will push a local notification that you are getting a call.

  • I think some stage in the future there will be apps that will work for the face camera, it all about getting the software to work well with the cameras, it does take time, so I think some time in the future we’re probably be looking at more camera face friendly apps :D

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