FaceTime video calling. For the time being, however, this only works for calls from one iPhone 4 to another, so if you don't know anybody with an iPhone 4, you can't really test it. Thankfully, though, Apple just set up a phone number for you to call: 1-888-FACETIME (1-888-32238463). A friendly Apple representative will answer your call, initiate a video chat with you and explain all of FaceTime's features to you.One of the iPhone 4's most heralded new features is
A Call to Apple
We just tried this out and an Apple representative answered our call within seconds. After asking us if we were on a Wifi network (sadly, FaceTime doesn't work over the cellular network yet), the customer service agent transferred our call to FaceTime and explained all of FaceTime's features to us. The video and voice quality during our chat was very high.
What We Learned
Here are a few things we learned during our call:
- You can move the small window where you see the preview of your own camera around the screen.
- You can pause the video and multitask on your phone by clicking the home button.
- You can easily switch back and forth between the front-facing and regular camera by clicking on the camera icon at the bottom right of the screen.
- You can initiate FaceTime calls right from your iPhone contacts without placing a regular call first.
For more details about the iPhone 4, also see: iPhone 4: Your Burning Questions Answered.
Tip of the hat to iSmashPhone for alerting us to this.