FaceTime audio conference calls coming in iOS 8

FaceTime audio conference calls coming in iOS 8
When Apple introduced iOS 8 last week during WWDC, it didn't reveal every new feature coming to the latest build of Apple's mobile OS. One such feature is FaceTime audio conference calls. Note the word "audio". While video conferencing would be pretty cool, that is something to dream about for the future. The audio conferencing will allow you to speak to multiple iOS and OS X users at the same time.

After a conventional FaceTime audio call is made between two parties, additional users can be added to a call in progress. If you are a registered iOS developer, you can install the Beta version of iOS 8 on your Apple iPhone now. And even if you're not a developer, there is a way to load the iOS 8 Beta on your iPhone now, by taking advantage of a glitch in Apple's Beta delivery system.

As we get closer to the release of iOS 8, which should take place around the same time that the Apple iPhone 6 is released, more previously unannounced features of iOS 8 will probably be discovered.

source: 9to5Mac via GSMArena

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28 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

Hey Alan, can you do an article on Apples new feature "Handoff"?

28. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Ikr!!! The continuity feature blew me away. I want a MacBook with Yosemite now!

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

So its a super innovative feature called facetime audio conference calls? Sounds totally different than a regular conference call because.... Cuz... Cuz... It uses internet? And its only for IOS devices?

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Sounds totally different than a regular conference call because.... Cuz... Cuz... It uses internet?" Skype.

4. wilsong17 unregistered

doesnt ovoo already have this lol

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

That's what official ooVoo webpage say: "Get your whole crew together on ooVoo — up to 12 friends at once — with FREE multi-stream and high-definition video calls."

8. wilsong17 unregistered

thank you i see what you did there

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I just checked info on ooVoo web page. :)

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

So what? it's an app available for ios, Android and windows. What is your point? There are a lot of apps that do a lot of things. That's what apps are for. Apple just decided to add the voice part to its FaceTime app. Hell, there are apps that can read your heart rate......

13. wilsong17 unregistered

point is 1 ifan going to say apple invented this which is not true blind 2 nobody knows the outcome after this if we are going to see lawsuit saying apple made this

19. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I have never in my life seen someone so concerned about a company getting credit for inventing something. Is there going to be money coming out of your pocket? Show the proof that Apple said they invented this. If people think that, that's there problem, not Apples as long as they didn't say it.

22. wilsong17 unregistered

Cuz as long you get your iPhone you don't care about the lawsuit

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31049; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said man, all they do is whine whine, and whine. Not one red cents coming from them, apple isn't saying crap. They just don't like that apple will implement it better than its is on their fav platform. Everybody bites off everybody nowadays, apple is just known for slick sleek implementation of features. Look at FaceTime, most vid chat apps suck, but FaceTime is done very good. Wilsong, c'mon bro don't be an Arte or PhoneArenaUser dude. +1 nctx77

29. wilsong17 unregistered

you is ok if apple copy, every one copy but is the lawsuit and the blind people that kill the moment

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31049; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iOS 8 just keeps getting better. Post 1, 2, 3, and 4 typical hate.

6. wilsong17 unregistered

why would i hate apple when i dont even buy apple products tf are you drinking

31. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He's imaginary iWife feeds him iFoods and iDrinks Wth Lmfao

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Comment #2 is a sarcasm. Comments #3 and #4 are facts.

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Comment #1 is a well known iFan begging for more koolaid. These iFans really need to work on their critical reading skills.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31049; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops not 1, my bad Sauce.

30. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I'm not hating on apple. Unlike most people here I have love for gadgets regardless of OS. I'm actually glad for this feature. It'll help push. The industry forward even if only a little. I just thought it was kinda funny.

12. greatoneiw

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

skype ooVoo tango hangout yahoo line wechat fring peer camfrog even viber has a coming soon video chat im using skype for Vchats and its great , and has been for a year for me

15. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

+ You can now make group video chats for FREE on Skype.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31049; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait till fall, Walking Dead, football, MLB playoffs, and iPhone time.

16. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Can't wait till fall, Simpsons, MLB playoffs and Nokia lumia time :)

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31049; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How do you like Nokia's? The last one I had, was the e71 that looked like a blackberry. Never owned a touchscreen Nokia. I loved the e71 BTW.

20. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I like it cuz Nokia is a European company and has great big phones.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31049; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Got it

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