On Monday, 11 June 2012, Apple confirmed at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that FaceTime – Apple’s popular two-way video calling feature – will be moving up in the world and away from its dependency on Wi-Fi connectivity.
Scott Forstall, Apple’s Vice President (VP) of iPhone Software, revealed that iOS 6 will allow iDevice users to make FaceTime video calls over cellular data networks.
For example, iPhone users will no longer be limited to FaceTime usage at home or in public places where Wi-Fi is accessible.
Additionally, Forstall said that iPhone users, through iOS 6, will have their phone number unified with Apple ID. If someone sends a FaceTime request to a mobile phone number, the receiver will be able to answer on an iPad or Mac.
iOS 6 beta has been released to developers. It will be compatible with iPhone 3GS or later as well as the iPad 2 and the New iPad but not the original iPad.