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Jobs wishes: Apple is time to open up FaceTime

via:博客园     time:2018/6/7 18:12:24     readed:448

While there are many video group chat products on the market, they have been doing poorly in terms of interoperability until Google recently announced that it would integrate G Suite with third parties such as Cisco Polycom.com Skype for Busniness. During the WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple demonstrated a major feature update for FaceTime


If Apple learns from its competitors, will FaceTime become an open industry standard?

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Speaking at about 1 hours and 36 minutes in the keynote speech at WWDC 2010, Jobs said:

Now, FaceTime has been based on a large number of open standards, such as H.264 video and AAC audio. From tomorrow on, we will become a standard entity dedicated to making FaceTime an open industry standard.

Unfortunately, what we expect is not happening. As long as apple has good reasons, it can maintain the status quo:

Like iMessage, FaceTime is also an important part of Apple's services. When you give up Apple products, you lose those services. In order to continue to use, consumers will continue to buy the company's products.

However, a lawsuit in 2013 may also be the reason why FaceTime is difficult to open source. Ars Technia points out:

In order to avoid infringing on VirnetX's patents, Apple had to make a big adjustment to the way FaceTime works.

It no longer allows direct communication between the two sides of the call, but rather adds a

It is presumed that if FaceTime is to be truly open, someone will have to pay for these servers, or find a way for them to talk to Google, Microsoft, or other third party servers.

[compiled from:Cnet]

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