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Reduce FaceTime CPU when only using voice
Authored by: jellygreen on Apr 22, '13 10:48:05AM

Great hint. However, it begs the question: Why doesn't Apple support audio-only FaceTime chats through an actual option? Particularly on iOS devices? This is crazy!



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Three - no, Four - words
Authored by: gabester on Apr 22, '13 11:42:18AM

Non-User Replaceable Batteries...

See, the more CPU your iDevice uses, the faster the battery runs down. The faster the battery runs down, the quicker it wears out. The quicker it wears out, the sooner you buy another iDevice.

In seriousness, the Apple of yore would certainly have had a user-friendly audio-only option. These days it's not clear whether covenants with the carriers or the current attitude of "don't let the user muck with anything - default settings are the only settings they SHOULD WANT!"



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Reduce FaceTime CPU when only using voice
Authored by: rusty on Apr 22, '13 11:58:32AM

My understanding is that this is contractual with the carriers. Audio-only FT would essentially circumvent carrier voice service as Apple-controlled VoIP, and, contractually, Apple can't offer it without carrier approval.



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Reduce FaceTime CPU when only using voice
Authored by: scheeko on Apr 22, '13 01:01:41PM

It's more likely that it's something that would be problematic with operators since would entirely replace voice calls within iOS users. iMessage is still too fresh, probably.

However, for iOS it's especially easy to just press the home button, even before it establishes the connection. I know it's not exactly the same thing, but it's pretty close.



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