Is Apple doing a : “upgrade to iOS 7 or you won’t be able to chat?”
First spotted in a thread on the Apple Support Communities mini-site, a number of users running iOS 6-powered devices have reported an inability to either make or receive FaceTime calls. According to them, this problem dates back to April 16.
The issue is not affecting iOS 7 users, and Apple’s “Systems Status” page shows that the video and audio software is listed as running normally.
While a fix addressing the iOS 6 FaceTime fault is expected to appear in the near future, Apple has advised all users experiencing the problem to upgrade to iOS 7.
As it is, iOS 6 users make up a small proportion of overall iOS users. Official figures released by Apple earlier this month show that 87% of users are now running iOS 7, 11% are running iOS 6, and just 2% are running an earlier version of Apple’s mobile OS.
Still, when you’re talking about 11% of the enormous market that is total iOS users, that’s still a lot of people.
Are you having any problems with FaceTime currently?