iOS 4.1 Beta 3 adds Email Support to FaceTime

FaceTime can now initiate a video call by a contact’s email address, in addition to their mobile number. What does this mean for users? That the iPod Touch is basically guaranteed to have a front facing camera, and Apple is looking to expand FaceTime to its other devices.

This coincides with the iPod Touch parts leak from yesterday, showing a hole for a front facing camera. Steve Jobs also said that Apple plans to ship “tens of millions” of FaceTime compatible devices, and this would be a hard number to reach without a FaceTime enabled iPod Touch and iPad.

The evidence in favor of an iPod Touch with front camera is overwhelming, but it’s still unknown what it will actually look like. If one of the many rumors is true, we will know in the next couple of weeks!


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