FaceTime for iPod touch to allow customizable logins
Upcoming FaceTime support for the iPod touch — and possibly the iPad — should allow for customizable user details, code examination is said to show. It was recently discovered that Apple is planning to link FaceTime IDs to e-mail addresses attached to Apple ID accounts. On the iPhone 4, FaceTime calls are presently linked to carrier phone numbers.
As a part of the iPod arrangement, people will allegedly have unique FaceTime usernames and passwords. This should even include customizable caller IDs, since they do not have to be associated with a phone carrier. Apple is also said to be enabling multiple e-mail addresses per FaceTime account, which may make it easier to find other people in the system.
The next-generation iPod touch is believed to be getting a front-facing camera like that on the iPhone 4. Whether or not the next iPad will get one is less certain, but conspicuous space for the component has been found in first-generation parts and teardowns. The new Touch should be announced in September, when Apple holds its annual iPod refresh.