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Hack Enables FaceTime On iPad

February 6th, 2011 02:12 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Camera is possibly the most requested feature in the next generation iPad and rumors are indicating that iPad 2 will get a front and a rear facing camera.

But the lack of a camera hasn’t stop an enterprising hacker to figure out a way to enable FaceTime – Apple’s video calling feature introduced in iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G on the iPad.

Hacker “Intell†has managed to install iPod Touch 4G’s FaceTime app on the iPad. 9to5Mac who were the first to report the hack explain:

The several step process is noted to be risky, but the end result (video above) is very cool and seems to work as advertised. The hack installs the iPod touch 4 FaceTime application on the iPad, with a full-screen, optimized user interface. This interface looks very similar to that of the FaceTime application on the iPod touch, but does leverage iPad-specific user interface elements, like the silver navigation bar at the top. The calls, of course, will only work if you are connected to a WiFi network, and as shown in the video above, the quality seems relative to the FaceTime video quality you see on the iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac today. This quality of course is that of the person on the other end of the FaceTime video call. Although the iPad user will not be shown due to the lack of a camera, the audio still works and the mute button is present, too

You can checkout the video of FaceTime app running on the iPad:

It will be interesting to see how Apple optimizes the FaceTime interface for the iPad.

If you’re interested in enabling FaceTime on your iPhone then follow this link for the step-by-step instructions. It involves copying and modifying system files, so please proceed with caution and at your own risk.

And if you give it a shot, please don’t forget to drop us a line to tell us how it goes.

[iFans via 9to5Mac]

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