Literally 3 seconds after my iPhone 4 activated, I called Roy. Once the call went through, I tapped the “FaceTime” icon. Seconds later, Roy popped up on my screen and I had my first ever FaceTime experience.
This was seconds after my phone turned on. I hadn’t synced it with my machine yet. It didn’t have my phone numbers yet. I hadn’t setup anything on the phone except my WiFi. I didn’t sign up for anything. I didn’t touch a single setting. It just worked. ZERO ISSUES. My mom can do this.
We were on our video call for about 20 minutes. We flipped between the front and rear camera many times. We flipped the phone’s orientation many times. ZERO ISSUES. I showed Roy our apartment, he showed me his. I saw Lindsay, he saw Kate. Roy even went outside on his balcony and showed me his beautiful view of Brooklyn.
Later in the evening, I FaceTime chatted (video called?) my boy Gary in New York. I can already see FaceTime bringing us all together. The distance between San Francisco and New York has gotten smaller in my mind.
FaceTime is a game changer. It’s a life changer. Yes, other phones have claimed to have video calling for a while, but it has never worked like this. So stop telling me your phone has video calling. Go try an iPhone 4.