Facetime, its Apples version of video chatting for Macs and all the iOS devices. It will be available on the new iPad just like it is on all other iOS devices, but the only disappointment is that it will not be allowed to be used while on a 4G LTE connection. None of Apples past devices has allowed facetiming over the cellular data network, however it would of been of great use if this feature was allowed.
In some ways Apple is smart for disabling facetiming over a cellular-data connection, but its also a very unintelligent in a way. With facetiming on 4G disabled we can’t accidentally start a video conversation over a 4G connection, which could consume a huge chunk of data. But if we really wanted to facetime when Wi-fi isn’t present, we wouldn’t have the option! Apple could at the very minimum add a setting where we could enable/disable 4g facetime conversations.
4G LTE connections are proven to be faster then Wi-fi at times. We know that the connection is defiantly capable of running a facetime conversation. Even the iPhone and iPad 2 actually facetimed over the 3G network without any slowness in the connection. Currently the only way of using facetime over the 3G network is to jailbreak your device. So it looks like we may have to wait quite a few months before we see 4G facetiming.
Do you think its best that Apple keeps 4G facetiming disabled?