Facetime. Once again, iPad gets the world talking.

For faraway friends and family, long-distance relationships, or just for fun, FaceTime for iPad is here. With a tap, you can make video calls from your iPad 2 to someone else’s iPad 2, iPhone 4, new iPod touch, or Mac over Wi-Fi. And be there in person, even when you’re not.

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The biggest way to say hello.

So long “Long time, no see.” Because whether you’re across the house, across town, across the country, or in a different country altogether, iPad is the next best place to see your favorite face — talking, smiling, and laughing back at you. With a tap, you’ll find yourself in the middle of anything you don’t want to miss. Big things like birthdays, anniversaries, first steps, or holiday dinners. Smaller things like breakfast, homework, dog tricks, or bedtime stories. Just when you start missing someone (or something), drop in, catch up, and hang out as long as you want. Or just show up to say (and see) goodnight.

Tap, talk, smile, and wave.

Let’s say you want to start a video call with your best friend. Just find her name in your Favorites list and tap the FaceTime button. An invitation pops up on her iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac asking if she wants to join you. When she accepts, the FaceTime call begins. Up pops her face — right in front of yours and nearly life-size — on the big iPad display. All you need is an Apple ID and an email address and you’re good to go. It’s even easier than picking up the phone.*

Two cameras.
One for them. One for you.

iPad has two built-in cameras, one on the front above the display and one on the back. You can switch between them anytime during a call. The front camera faces you, for saying hello. The back camera faces what’s in front of you, for showing off where you are, who you’re with, or what you just splurged on at the mall. And if something funny happens on your end, your friend can see it, too.