1. Michael Essany's Avatar



    There was no shortage of MMi readers who predicted what FaceTime would evolve (or devolve) into for some users immediately following Steve Jobs' introduction of the hot new feature of the iPhone 4. Well, that hot feature just got a whole lot "hotter," if I may use the words of others to describe an entirely new industry begotten of the iPhone 4's video conferencing capabilities.

    CultofMac is reporting that the first adult video chat service to utilize FaceTime has arrived. iP4play.com, as you can imagine, is hoping to make a pretty penny by serving up “the hottest Video Chat models from the sexy girl next door to Penthouse’s finest.” The company reportedly started advertising for these "models" on Craigslist just a few weeks after the iPhone 4 began reaching consumers.

    Needless to say, there are plenty of folks upset about the arrival of this "service" on such a prominent Apple platform. Nonetheless, iP4play.com is moving full steam ahead with a business model they believe will make bank. Calls start at $4.00/minute with chunks of time being available in 5, 10, 20 or 30 minute segments. Calls cannot be charged to your wireless bill and instead require a Visa or MasterCard.

    If successful, this could be the start of a whole new third party iPhone industry. I'll leave it to our astute MMi readers and contributors to weigh any pros and cons to that likely eventuality.

    CultofMac
    2010-08-14 08:08 AM
  2. mrRected's Avatar
    Now they just need to add a feature that will allow you to "poke" the person you are talking to while in-call. A small graphic at opposite the front/back camera switcher that will cause the device to vibrate.
    Somebody will need to create phone condoms. This gives a whole new definition to #phoneskins
    why can't your iphone do that? ...You got about 45 seconds?
    2010-08-14 08:20 AM
  3. Code1125's Avatar
    The iPhone doe EVERYTHING nowww :P
    2010-08-14 08:26 AM
  4. scooby4's Avatar
    Wow...This will either end very quickly or make ALOT of money
    2010-08-14 08:27 AM
  5. Jdbwood's Avatar
    Crazy iphone sex is about to begin via facetime
    2010-08-14 08:42 AM
  6. smr891's Avatar
    Nothing like a bit of porn GO FACETIME!
    2010-08-14 08:45 AM
  7. nsachar's Avatar
    $4.00/minute?!?!?!

    that's absurd considering it uses only WiFi.

    That's pretty much at a low cost to the company.
    2010-08-14 08:55 AM
  8. azxken's Avatar
    There are apps for everything!!
    2010-08-14 09:03 AM
  9. inyuke's Avatar
    this is getting absurd
    Failure is not an option - iNyuke Dont be afraid to press the Thanks button! >>>>>>>>>>
    2010-08-14 09:07 AM
  10. iZoom's Avatar
    it was bound to happen
    2010-08-14 09:26 AM
  11. ShredNasty's Avatar
    Good. F*ck censorship and anyone who is against this service. Don't like it? Go to church and don't use it. The difference between this and a webcam is.......what exactly? I'd never use it, and $4 a min is stupid, but hey, who am I or you or Steve f*cking Jobs to say what the next guy can/can't do?
    2010-08-14 09:37 AM
  12. bblaser68's Avatar
    @ShredNasty I agree with you whole hartedly, btw...


    GO PORN!

    OK, lets try this, IRONING (searching) nope, HOUSE WORK (searching) nothing , LAUNDRY (searching) zip ,So much for the slogan "THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT"
    2010-08-14 10:13 AM
  13. rhekt's Avatar
    Yup. Looks like some peeps are desperate.
    2010-08-14 10:14 AM
  14. robbpell's Avatar
    $4.00/minute?!?!?!

    that's absurd considering it uses only WiFi.

    That's pretty much at a low cost to the company.
    i dont think the the high price for these types of calls is for the phone service. even if it was i promise an iphone4 and internet cost the same if not more than a land-line phone
    Yeah, you'll be the coolest person in the room when you pull one out and show it around, but that gets old fast when three other people have them and one person somehow has one that glows in the dark.
    John C. Dvorak
    The American columnist and broadcaster in article 'Rethinking the iPhone' in PC Magazine.
    2010-08-14 10:16 AM
  15. javiert30's Avatar
    $4.00 a minute for that FaceTime call??? Hey you are really in need to do something like that, find a hot girl friend of yours and if you both agree then do that porn FaceTime call for free.
    2010-08-14 10:42 AM
  16. piston597's Avatar
    $4 a min?? For increments of 5 10 and 30? What are we 12?? Who finishes in that small time, lmao.
    2010-08-14 10:48 AM
  17. Borischan's Avatar
    Got a woody? There's an app for that!
    2010-08-14 12:04 PM
  18. Dutch's Avatar
    Need a tension breaker...There's an app for that!!! =)
    2010-08-14 12:30 PM
  19. PantherUK's Avatar
    Good. F*ck censorship and anyone who is against this service. Don't like it? Go to church and don't use it. The difference between this and a webcam is.......what exactly? I'd never use it, and $4 a min is stupid, but hey, who am I or you or Steve f*cking Jobs to say what the next guy can/can't do?
    Now that is spot on mate...
    2010-08-14 01:27 PM
  20. OleBayCrab's Avatar
    @ $4 a minute, they will make a lot of money just out of curiousity but I think it would sustain longer at .99 a minute. Other companies will undercut the price soon and like all services the price will drop.
    2010-08-14 01:58 PM
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