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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Bud E. Smith

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Lesson 10. Using FaceTime

In this lesson, you learn to use the built-in FaceTime app in conjunction with your front-facing camera to make video phone calls; then you learn to use the rear-facing camera option to show the view from your location.

Understanding FaceTime

The idea of video phone calls has captured the imagination for decades. From early science fiction stories, to the detective Dick Tracy’s wristwatch video phones, and science fiction TV shows and movies, people have known this is the way we should communicate.

Today, the video phone call is a widespread reality. At the low end, you have free Skype video calls, conducted in a little window on a personal computer. At the high end are Cisco telepresence rooms that make people thousands ...

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