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No Fix for Apple's FaceTime Freezing Bug Yet

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    SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 02: An attendee holds the new iPad 2 during an Apple Special event to unveil the new iPad 2 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 2, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad 2 as the successor to its popular tablet, the iPad. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Users are reporting frozen screens when they try to use Apple's FaceTime on the iPad 2. While some find rebooting helps the problem, others are reporting the glitch to to be in the software itself.

    The growing thread about the problem in Apple's support forums started March 13, according to AppleInsider and has apparently affected dozens of posters. While the rebooting isn't rocket science, persistent problems may mean that the problem lies with Apple's iOS 4.3.

    FaceTime, Apple's video-calling software, only works on iOS devices with a forward-facing camera -- basically the iPhone and now the iPad 2. So far, there have been no complaints about FaceTime on the iPhone.

    Apple hasn't publicly commented on the problem, but if it is a problem with the iOS 4.3, the new update iOS 4.3.1 may alleviate it. The new fix is rumored to patch memory and could make a video-calling system run more smoothly.