For the i Pod Touch and i Pad 2, a Face Time application is added to the home screen by default.
The next step in the process is to set up an Apple ID (if one hasn't been set up already).
Tapping the display pulls up a menu of on-screen buttons for muting the microphone, switching between the front- and back-facing cameras, and ending calls.
So should Apple fans stick to Face Time exclusively, or should they opt for other apps that open up communication to more users?
Because the i Pad 2 and i Pod touch don't have phone numbers, Face Time works differently on them than on the i Phone 4.
For the i Pod touch and i Pad 2, launching the Face Time application activates the front-facing camera immediately, so your own first-person video takes up the entire screen.
A list of Face Time contacts is transparently overlaid on the right side of the display and allows users to make calls by tapping a contact's name.
Then, if needed, users can enter another separate e-mail address that other callers can use to find them.
On the i Phone 4, Face Time works much like making a phone call.On those devices, Face Time is a standalone, pre-installed application.For the i Phone 4, Face Time works as a feature within the Phone and Contacts apps.Apple's solution to that admittedly small glitch adds a bit of cool to Face Time.Regardless of the device we used--an i Pad 2, i Phone 4, and a 13.3-inch Mac Book Air--Face Time offered some of the most dependable video quality we've seen.On the i Phone, you'll need to activate Face Time in the phone settings before making any video calls.