Mac OS X 10.9.2 beta 1: arrival of FaceTime Audio

FaceTime Audio - Mac OS X 10.9.2 bêta 1 : arrivée de FaceTime Audio


Posted: December 24 2013
Updated: February 12, 2014

by Youssouf

Without wasting time after the publication of Mac OS X 10.9.1 a few days ago (read: OS X 10.9.1 is available), Apple released the first beta version of Mac OS X 10.9.2 for developers.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple asked developers to focus on Mail, Messages, VPN, graphics drivers and VoiceOver. However, the most amazing feature is FaceTime Audio, which has been “deeply inked” in FaceTime OS X messages and applications.

FaceTime Audio - Mac OS X 10.9.2 beta 1: arrival of FaceTime AudioApple first introduced the voice calling feature of FaceTime on its mobile devices running iOS 7, but this will be the first time that workstations will take advantage of this new feature. FaceTime Audio essentially comes to complement the textual, voice and video communication tools on the apple company’s platforms.

Even with this upgrade that expands the scope of FaceTime, its main competitor Skype probably doesn’t have to worry about it yet. Indeed, FaceTime only works on Apple products, while Skype has the advantage of being cross-platform.

As with any beta version, FaceTime Audio could however be modified or withdrawn before the launch of the final version of Mac OS X 10.9.2.