Apple charges for FaceTime on Mac Appstore

By on February 25, 2011
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Apple’s FaceTime application was one of the touted features of the iPhone 4 that claimed smooth phone-to-phone video calling over WiFi. And the best part about the application was it is free of charge. However, for Mac users that may want to avail the services of Apple’s video chat application, they will have to shell out some greens to do so.

A recent listing on Apple’s Appstore for Mac has FaceTime available for 0.99 cents. Although surprising, it does not mean that Apple wants to covert the video chat service into a paid one. It could be only for only hardware were Apple may want to charge for.

Even still, with other similar applications like Skype, Fring, and Yahoo Messenger, it makes little sense to add a premium to the app – especially considering it only works on Apple hardware.

Apple has yet to make announcement, though we expect something on the March 2 event.


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