Alu MB FireWire iSight?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jeffrosproto, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    I was just posting a video to someone's profile on facebook, and noticed that one of the options on the video selection in flash was "IIDC FireWire Video". I selected it, and low and behold, it activates the iSight. Does that mean that the MacBook does have the capacity (chip) on the logicboard to do firewire, but apple decided to skimp out on offering the port? I've attached a pic of this said selection box in flash.

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  2. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    I thought the internal iSights were USB? My MBP 2.33 C2D shows the iSight on the USB bus in the System Profiler. Check it out on yours and see if it shows up under USB or firewire...
  3. Jeffrosproto thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    Yeppers, it is shown under the USB Bus in system profiler. The name (with "firewire" in it) still baffles me though.
  4. pscraig macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Could it be a holdover from the days when the only way to have a webcam was a FireWire iSight? My guess is it's there for backward compatibility. Selecting it maps to the current, USB based iSight.

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