iSight removed from apple store?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sharky II, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Sharky II macrumors 6502

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    At least in the UK... gotta be a new version coming soon? I've been waiting for an upgrade ever since the mbp's came out...

    Cheers
     
  2. dcv macrumors G3

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    It was removed on July 1st along with the Airport Extreme and eMac due to some EU legislation regarding the use of hazardous substances, or something-or-other. This is very old news.
     
  3. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    Well at least you guys got the bloody things, our store has had both the iSight and Airport extreme as "Call for availability" for the past year! :(
     
  4. Trippy Jr macrumors member

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    Bearing this in mind, I would imagine that they're either going to:

    • Refresh the iSight line and bring it in line with EU directives, or;
    • Continue the trend of incorporating the iSight into the displays of other products, a la MB, MBP, iMac. This is also an oft-discussed possibly for the next update of the ACDs.

    Personally, I would not expect them to put one in the next generation of ACDs. ACDs are targetted primarily at the professional or office user - i.e. someone who doesn't have need for one. There's little to be gained by including it. There is, however, a lot to be gained by updating the line and selling that.

    Failing that - I spy some on eBay. ;)
     
  5. Sharky II thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I really hope they update the line. I really need to buy one, for me, one for my family, and one for a work colleague. Yeah, they need to update the line really badly...

    Cheers
     
  6. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I reckon they'll refresh them for those who don't have in built iSights. I don't reckon they'll be put in ACDs and even if they do, not all headless mac owners will buy ACDs.
     
  7. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    I hope they refresh them as well. Bear in mind the Airport base stations have also been affected.

    I'd like to buy a new and improved iSight but without any hints I'm considering one of the old ones - even if it is £100 for 1.3 Mega pixels.
     
  8. joshwest macrumors 65816

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  9. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Yeah they'll still be available outside of Europe, which is also bad news in terms of an update. :(
     
  10. MustardMan macrumors member

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    Am I the only one who really HATES webcams built into monitors? I mean, for my macbook it's fine - I don't want to lug an extra webcam along with me. But for a desktop? Even if I had one of the new imacs with a builtin isight, I'd buy an external one. The builtins have no adjustability - what if I'm slouching in my chair and the camera is showing nothing but the top of my head? What if my dog is doing something cute and I want to show it to the person on the other end? Keep the webcam out of my monitor, thanks! I want mine on a wire.
     
  11. kevinliu4 macrumors regular

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    well the beauty is, the built-in isights haven't affected the design of the macs they're on. i guess you can still add an external if you want to though i am not sure if it will be a problem to configure. that would be interesting to find out.
     
  12. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    BTW guys, I went into the Regent Street store today and they had loads of iSight cameras still for sale. They were £99.01 brand new.

    While I was looking at them, this guy got really pissed off with one of the store guys because he had to pay a restocking fee on some non-faulty, used/opened £25 iPod in-ear 'phones as it was outside the 14-day return limit.

    "I'm afraid you've lost a customer for good," said they guy. :rolleyes:
     
  13. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I hope they do refresh them... mine is as hot as hell, even when it's not in use.
     
  14. MustardMan macrumors member

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    I use an external isight with my macbook and it works fine, other than the annoyance of having to keep going into the ichat prefs and select which cam I want to use. I'm still gonna be a crotchety old man about webcams in my monitor, though :D
     

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