iPhone 4 paves the way for mobile video conferencing

Colleges and universities could take advantage of the iPhone 4's video conferencing feature.
Colleges and universities could take advantage of the iPhone 4's video conferencing feature.

Apple’s iPhone 4, which went on sale June 24, features a mobile video conferencing application that could increase collaboration among students and faculty at different locations and make on-the-go meetings easier for higher-education officials.

Video conferencing is possible with the addition of a second camera on the front of the new iPhone, in addition to a five-megapixel camera and a flash on the back. For now, the video conferencing function, FaceTime, works only if both parties to the call have an iPhone 4 and are connected over a Wi-Fi network rather than a cell phone network.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs indicated that FaceTime eventually will work over cellular networks, saying Apple needs to “work a little bit” with wireless providers to make it “ready for the future.”…Read More