New iSight?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by StarbucksSam, May 4, 2005.

  1. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    I just sold my old iSight because I was not expecting to get a computer that can handle it so well until later this year... it was the equivalent to pawning it... i sold it and then I figured I'd get a new one when I could afford it in August because i wanted new sunglasses.

    Oops. LOL. Well now I want one for my Powerbook. BUT... I am wondering if they'll update them. I don't need it for a WHILE. Therefore, I don't mind holding off if it makes sense.
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    search the forums... the date is out there...
     
  3. StarbucksSam thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just searched and found nothing relevant. Can someone please clue me in?
     
  4. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    Me too, I haven't read anything about a iSight update. Would like to.
     
  5. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    They updated them earlier this year, I think it was February or something. I bought mine a few weeks ago at the edu price, its a thing of beauty. Technological art.
     
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  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, with all apologies to SuperBovine, and for being super super ultra really very dense, I read the thread and I still don't get it. So in March, there was a new part number, with delivery starting two weeks from the beginning of March? Is there anything actually different about this part number than the previous one? The iSight changed P/N's once already, just so that the mount could change to accommodate the new ACDs. AFAICS, there's no information about whether/when/if a substantive update to the iSight is due.
     
  9. Bear macrumors G3

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    They removed a mount from the kit. Similiar ti the previous change which was to add a mount to the kit.

    Apple did release a firmware update for the iSight which improved a few things in it. I'm not sure if the iSight really needs revisions. Just a lower price.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehe....nice. Thanks, Bear! :)
     
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    If you buy it now, will you use it now? Or do you really literally mean that there is a time in the near future when you will use it heavily, but it will sit in a box until then? If the former, why not? 'Sides ....think of it this way: even if they are upgraded substantially, you might not get a lot of benefit from it unless all the people you iChat AV with are also using the new one. Is *that* going to happen?
     
  13. ChoMomma macrumors 6502

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    StarbucksSam....

    :eek: Feeling kinda bad now man :eek:

    But I'm enjoying the iSight too much to feel really bad :D

    Oh and just to sweeten my super busy overloaded spring.. I won a Powerbook at the Apple Store in the Arden Fair mall here in Sacramento, Ca. :D :D

    So the "new" iSight is definitely coming in handy.

    Thanks again :D
     
  14. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    The iSights are majorly overpriced- i am waiting till after WWDC for perhaps a second gen one or a price drop. You can get the same specs web cam for as little as £15-25, yet Apple put it in a sexy enclosure and charge £100. Can you imagine their profit margins??
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Name some good alternatives out there, please? I have never done research on webcams and don't know what is good and what isn't. All I have ever used is the Logitech one, but I was always under the illusion/delusion that the iSight was actually better than the competition by far, and now you're saying it isn't. :eek:
     
  16. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    Specification wise the isight has the same technology as other cameras that sell for far less. All Apple have done is put it in a sexy shell and has a mount kit for Macs. Being an Apple owner, i don't mind at all paying the premium for quality and OSX but the iSight is really taking the piss with its £100 price tag. £60 is a fair price for it.
     
  17. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Failing a significant price drop they should start selling the iSight in special bundles - 2 for £150 say. I love the AV capabilities of iChat but not enough people have iSights.
     
  18. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I am expecting a price drop sometime. I wonder of the year of HD will see an improved iSight at WWDC - bigger CCD, zoom wide angle etc...

    Maybe they will have a Pro and an i version, dropping the current "i" version in price
     
  19. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    Now if Steve brought out a high def iSight camera selling at £100, that would sell very well!! haha. Seriously though a few improvements wouldn't go a miss, if no new Powerbooks are introduced at WWDC it looks like Steve will bring a variety of accessory upgrades, so here is hoping for a iSight 2nd generation.
    I want to do video chats with my family in Holland and around the country, but i am definately waiting till after WWDC till i buy an iSight - be it a new one or a big price drop. I am not gonna tell Apple that they can continue rip people off with the iSights by buying an iSight at £99.
     

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