Apple’s FaceTime Now on Mac App Store

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Apple’s FaceTime video chat service, introduced first on the iPhone 4, officially launched for Mac OS X on Thursday via the Mac App Store. FaceTime for the Mac was previously available as a public beta for Snow Leopard users.

FaceTime for the Mac

FaceTime for the Mac lets users video chat with Mac, iPhone 4 and iPod touch users over broadband Internet connections. It supports 720p video assuming your Mac includes a FaceTime HD camera, which will likely be included with the soon to be updated MacBook Pro lineup.

The Mac version of FaceTime requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher, and iPhone and iPod touch users need iOS 4.1 or higher. The app is priced at US$0.99 and is available only through Apple’s Mac App Store.

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This is very good. With Skype5 being such a POS there is a window of opportunity for FaceTime to gain some market share.

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