After pulling the curtain off its new Macbook Pro, Apple has now put up FaceTime HD app to the masses. If you are running the latest version of Mac OS X, Mac 10.6.6 that is, then you can download FaceTime app from the Mac App Store.
While the app is included free of charge on the new Macbook Pro, rest of the users have to — unfortunately — buy FaceTime HD from the Mac App Store. Yes, FaceTime HD is a paid tool. But the app is totally worth it, especially if you using it on the 27-inch screen iMac, or on the Macbook Pro.
Only these Macbook Pro is capable of sending video calls:
These Macs are capable of viewing an HD call with FaceTime for Mac and Mac OS X v10.6.6 and later:
Download FaceTime HD App
FaceTime HD app is available for $0.99. Interestingly, due to the “accounting requirement,” Apple had to put a price tag on the app; otherwise FaceTime HD app would have been a freebie. Nonetheless, from the initial reviews on the App Store, people are thoroughly enjoying the app. So you get your money’s worth with this app.
You can download the app by searching “FaceTime” on the Mac App Store, or by visiting the iTunes page.
Also, HD video calling option is only available for intel-based Macs. To make video calling, you should have a built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera along with the USB video class (UVC) camera, or a FireWire DV camcorder.