Skype Interested in iPhone 4 Video Calling, But Not the FaceTime Platform
Posted on June 10, 2010 by eli courey
Many sites, including CNET, have been reporting that Skype has confirmed they want to use Apple’s open-standard FaceTime video calling technology for an iPhone 4 app. This is not true. Skype has said that they would like to bring video calling to the iPhone 4, but they are not considering FaceTime as the platform.
Skype is the market leader and champion of video calling for consumers and it’s clear to us that mobile video will become increasingly important to our customers in the coming year. We are glad to see that Apple recognizes the value and potential of mobile video.
However, just to be clear, we are not considering FaceTime as a technological platform for video calling in our own products. Based on Apple’s statement about FaceTime being an open platform, we are looking forward to see how this process unfolds. We look forward to working with Apple to bring the best possible mobile video calling experience not only to the millions of Skype users on the iPhone around the world, but also to the countless more making video calls on desktops, TVs and other connected devices.