So should Apple fans stick to Face Time exclusively, or should they opt for other apps that open up communication to more users?
Because the i Pad 2 and i Pod touch don't have phone numbers, Face Time works differently on them than on the i Phone 4.
For the i Pod Touch and i Pad 2, a Face Time application is added to the home screen by default.
The next step in the process is to set up an Apple ID (if one hasn't been set up already).
You can also switch a voice phone call to Face Time via a large button overlaid on the screen during active calls.
On those devices, Face Time is a standalone, pre-installed application.
For the i Phone 4, Face Time works as a feature within the Phone and Contacts apps.
Apple's solution to that admittedly small glitch adds a bit of cool to Face Time.
Regardless of the device we used--an i Pad 2, i Phone 4, and a 13.3-inch Mac Book Air--Face Time offered some of the most dependable video quality we've seen.