FaceTime bug is fixed by ensuring both users are running iOS 6.1.6 or higher


This didn't affect me, and I'm sure it didn't phase the majority of people. But those running iOS 6.1.6 or lower apparently haven't been able to complete FaceTime calls. Apple released an official statment on the matter and it's pretty simple really, "If you started to have issues making or receiving FaceTime calls after April 16, 2014, your device or your friend’s device may have encountered a bug resulting from a device certificate that expired on that date. Updating both devices to the latest software will resolve this issue." Says Apple.

Most people try to keep up with whatever version iOS is newest while maintaining the ability to jailbreak their device. For example I'm running iOS 7.0.4 until a newer version of iOS is promised to be 'jailbreakable'. But for those with iPhone 4 and 4s models, I can completely understand your hesitation and with this news and potential dissapointment. It's possible to restore an iPhone to specific firmware but it's a bit of a hassle, and not everyone wants to spend an hour or two on phone maintenance.

OS X is affected as well and if you're not running one of the variants below you'll experience FaceTime issues along with your iOS counterparts.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 or later
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 with the latest security updates
OS X Lion 10.7 with the latest security updates
FaceTime for Mac version 1.0.5 or later for Mac OS X 10.6

The error resulted from a device certificate expiring on April, 16 of this year. Hence the sudden complaints. So in your opinion is this Apple's little way of pushing users to update, or was it sincerely an error that works out in Apple's favor. Let us know in the comments below!

Also, and this is just random really, I found this video of a cartoon robot voice Michael Jackson reciting an unknown news source article in a basketball court. The information is completely relevant to the story and I didn't want to be the only viewer. Be warned, it's bizarre. 

 
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