iSight Ship Dates Slipping, Revision?

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    Several readers have noted that Apple's online store now has an estimated ship date of October for external iSight cameras. Slipping ship dates can be an indicator of updated or new product offerings, although other causes such as increased demand (perhaps due to increased Mac Pro and Display purchases which lack built-in iSights) can also contribute to longer ship times.

    The iSight was last updated in March of 2005.

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    Exactly, and since I'm getting a C2D MBP with built-in iSight, this doesn't really concern me as a consumer. However, it is just barely interesting enough to warrant some people raising the "update" question/rumor.
     
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    i would love to see this become reality. better resolution and quality please!
     
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    I'd love a new model, because then the old one will get cheaper and i can finally feel good about spending money on it!
     
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    hmm... Photo event coming up... iSight revision... hmmm
     
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    Wow october seems so far away...but it's about flipping time they updated these things. $150 for that bulky camera....bleh!
     
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    what is the res on the isight too? isn't it 640x 480 or something? 150 for not even a megapixel camera? bleh
     
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    Considering the iSight is banned from sale in 25 countries because of it failing health and safety requirements, it's overdue to be redesigned.
     
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    It's nor near HD quality-unlike MS LifeCam's.
     
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    it would be nice to see a redesign, better quality, and a price drop. however, for many people who are buying new machines, this does not matter, since the new laptops and the iMac have the built-in iSight. i was planning to get one for my parents who are using my Mac mini but i suppose i now have to wait for the updates. perhaps there's something bigger in the works :)
     
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    isight revision?

    When I went to the Apple Store on the apple campus (for WWDC afterparty) they had a WWDC special where they had the airport extreme and the isight marked down 20%.... how rare is it for apple to have a "sale" on anything

    Mind you it was only in one store... so moving extra inventory was probably not a motive... but worth a mention I thought.

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    It's probably just a promotion, like the free iPod Nano is a promotion. They don't necessarily have sales, but Apple does like promotions.
     
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    Sweeeeeeeeet I could go for an isight...and photobooth on my 12 in. PB
     
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    new displays, new mac minis

    new displays, new mac minis, come side by side.
     
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    All these "indications" appear to be wishful thinking. We'll just have to wait and see. :D
     
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    Does anyone know if you can use the external iSight on Macbooks/pro that have one already built in?
     
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    It's about time. Back when the iSight was introduced, the quality was worth the price, these days, cameras with the same, or even better quality are a dime a dozen.
     
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    I'd put money down on a new iSight...

    or an old one discounted.
     
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    I know that it works when using an iMac (I had an old iSight, and wanted to see what would happen). There is some fighting in the software over which camera gets used (e.g. PhotoBooth will refuse to use the other one, but iMovie is fine if you tell it to use the second video stream).
     
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    I have a Rev A 2.0GHz MBP that as I am typing this is powering my 30 inch ACD with my Rev A iSight with no problems whatsoever (in clamshell mode if that makes a diff.)
     
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    Perhaps...

    The built-in iSight in the newer Macs are all USB now, right? I'd hazard a guess that they are going to release a USB 2.0 version and orphan the firewire version.

    And 20% off is good, but I scored mine for $79 at my local Apple store. Even better, it was not a return, just had a broken seal on the box and a hefty discount. :D I then snagged the accessory kit on sale for $9 so I could hook it up to my display (I have the older Quicksilver-era Studio LCD).
     
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    October?

    4-8 weeks?

    That's as good as unavailable

    And I don't want a built in iSight, creepy
     
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    I hope they upgrade it, maybe shrink it a bit. I was planning on buying one in the next month or so.
     
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    But it's probably true. It's old hat and sorely in need of an update. Apple seems to be cleaning house. Why not update really old peripherals such as the iSight as well as their iPods and computer lines? It seems to me that Apple has a lot to announce this fall.
     

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