One of our readers, Adam, asked a very interesting question earlier today:
Do you think that FaceTime for Mac will come out of beta and be released on the Mac App Store on Jan. 6th? It would seem to be a given that Apple will release it through the App Store at some point, and January should have been plenty of time for beta testing. I'm ready to have a full-featured app, so I didn't know if you knew anything.
Regretfully, we don't have any more information than you do. But Adam brings up some good points. Apple is going to want some hot apps in the Mac App Store at launch on January 6, 2011. The consensus here (and we've been known to be dreadfully wrong in terms of prognostications) is that we'll see iWork '11 on January 6, along with a handful of other Apple apps and a lot of third-party goodies.
So, in the tradition of newspapers, we're taking a reader poll to see how many of you think FaceTime for Mac is going to be one of the first apps in the Mac App Store. Vote, and be sure to leave a comment below if none of our answers makes you happy.