Apple Patents Laptop with Built In Camera!

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    bursty

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    Eh, kinda cool but not much use other then iChat.
     
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    It is front page worthy. We'll see it up there in about a day or so.

    However, I don't see this ever happening. Apple patents alot of stuff... and this just seems like one of those things that will never see production. Unless they could make this camera less than a quarter of an inch deep, it wouldn't make it into a 'book. Think of how badly the beauty of an apple laptop would be disturbed by a honkin' webcam that pivots...

    It's not happenin.
     
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    Zackly
     
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    that would b so sweet.

    Instead of a mic its a camera... mmmm
     
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    Well, I think it might be nice. I never take the time or money, to order an isight, but with this you'd have the camera out of the box. It might make iChat more attractive and more popular.
     
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    Why not? Lots of laptop companies have included a camera into the monitor. IBM has, Asus, Sagem, Fujitsu (I think), and many others, as I don't know EVERY laptop in the world.

    I think it's very useful, and is something Apple can do. A patent seems a bit dumb, though.
     
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    It looks the the camera doesn't sit in the LCB but on top of it folding into a gap below the track pad. Sounds ugly to me but we shall see. If anything I would expect this on an iBook as students and causal users would get more use out of then pro users.
     

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