I am trying to understand the relationship between the iPhone and my Mac desktop when I have set my phone to ring on, and calls to be controlled from, the iMac. I like this feature because I can use the iMac as a VERY high quality speakerphone, which is very convenient, but I would like to understand what about this has triggered FaceTime. Recently some voice calls come in on Face Time on both the iPhone and the Mac. That was not true for a long time but now is. Some voice calls come in on Face Time even when I am out of my house and far away from the iMac. Why? Are there aspects of this that could be useful to me that I don’t know about? Thanks for any light you can throw on it.
The WHY here is simply that I would like to understand what is going on. I had my phone set to use the iMac when they were physically close, but that never triggered FaceTime. But within the last month or so many iPhone voice calls arrive on FaceTime, both when I am near the Mac and far from it. I don’t know why and would like to. I don’t think I’ve changed any settings on the phone or the desktop. (I have within the last week switched to a new Mac Studio from my former late 2014 27 inch retina iMac, but this started to happen weeks before that.) BTW I was the one who commented about the M2 chip arriving just before I even received my M1 powered Studio. I don’t want to get into an argument with you as you are far too knowledgeable, but this is not like what automakers do. In cars, the newest stuff starts to appear in the most expensive models and then drips down to lesser ones over time. Partly that is to keep the newest stuff exclusive. Apple has done the opposite, and even if the version of the M2 chip that is appearing now in laptops is not a top of the line one, the M2 is still the latest technology and its appearance makes it clear that before too long my spanking new Studio will be marked for obsolescence.