View Full Version : The new iPad doesn't support Facetime over 4G

03-17-2012, 09:58 AM
At least not initially


Apple’s new iPad device will not be supporting FaceTime over 4G LTE networks despite it is being faster than Wi-Fi is you have good coverage.

TheVerge have confirmed by themselves that the new iPad (That releases tomorrow, officially) is not supporting Facetime connections over 4G LTE networks, the same way the iPhone did at first time with 3G. This means that as for now (and without jailbreak available yet) we can only perform Facetime calls over Wi-Fi until Apple decide to make it available with 4G.

According to TheVerge:

We've just confirmed that although the new iPad has incredibly fast download and upload speeds over LTE, FaceTime video chat still won't work directly on the 4G network. As you can see in the positively vexing screenshot above, attempting to initiate a FaceTime call over LTE fails out with a message exhorting you to connect to a Wi-Fi network. It's the exact same behavior that iOS devices on 3G networks have always exhibited, but it's doubly frustrating as Verizon's LTE plans for the new iPad include Wi-Fi hotspot functionality at no extra cost. In other words, you could easily initiate a Wi-Fi hotspot from your new Verizon LTE iPad and use it to successfully make a FaceTime call from an iPhone — likely with little to no degradation in video quality as compared to a Wi-Fi connection, since LTE is so fast. More to the point, using the device as a Wi-Fi hotspot seems just as likely to rack up data as a FaceTime call, which has been estimated to use around 3MB per minute.

NEWS SOURCE: New iPad Facetime LTE (via) TheVerge (http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/14/2873026/new-ipad-facetime-lte)

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03-17-2012, 11:28 AM
I am surprised at how fat it is. The corners of the first one made it look snazzy even though it was fat and heavy. The second one was rounded and slim. Thyis one is rounded and fat, looks quite chunky and awkward.