Apple could be taking its FaceTime service to a new level with iOS 7, which should be worrying for carriers. With iOS 7, Apple is finally launching FaceTime Audio, which will let the users do high-quality audio calls over Wi-Fi on any iOS device, iMore reports. This will be a value addition especially for those who would prefer an audio-only call instead of a video call. Also Read - 5G on iPhone SE? We are fine, as long as Apple upgrades the basics to 2022 spec
The feature will certainly be a killer addition as it will allow users to make a voice call over a Wi-Fi network, saving the user from spending money while using the carrier s voice service. However, being restricted to Wi-Fi only is also a flaw to the feature considering that one would not be able to use it over 3G.
In addition to that it is expected that the user of the feature will also be able to block unwanted people from sending FaceTime audio as well as video call requests. FaceTime Audio is expected to be released for use with iOS 7.