The new iPad, which hits stores Friday March 16, boasts a ton of features, from HD Retina display to high speed Internet connection. However, although the 4G LTE network provides quick download and upload speeds, Face Time video chat still doesn't work on the 4G network, reported The Verge.
The Web-based technology news site provided a screen cap of a user attempting to connect to the video chat service. A dialog box with the message: Face Time Failed. Connect to a Wi-Fi network to use Face Time, was displayed on the screen.
Face Time's going to be Wi-Fi only in 2012, Steve Jobs said when the app was introduced to the iPhone 4 in 2010. We need to work a little bit with the cellular providers to get ready for the future, so we're Wi-Fi only in 2010.
So let me get this straight. People are upgrading to the 'New iPad' (LOL) that has no Siri or Face time over LTE?? SMFH read one tweet.
New iPad has LTE, can't use Face Time. I'm sure Android fans will be lawling over this one for quite some time, wrote another.
The Verge also reported that they've yet to see Face Time work natively over cellular networks, and Apple had no comment when approached by the tech site.
However, an Apple spokesperson told Mashable that Face Time has always been Wi-Fi only, and the company had no new announcements about the app.