Rumor: Cinema Display with built in iSight and IR

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by settledown, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. settledown macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2003
    Coming Soon:

    Apple Cinema Display with built in iSight and IR receiver,
    Apple Remote
    Front Row

    (Min requirements: G5 Mac)

    I know the wires....where do the wires for the camera and IR go? C'mon here people, I got the ball rolling, help me out here...
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Seems inevitable. Hopefully they'll also make a future iSight version that allows people without Apple monitors to use the new software and features, but it does seem unlikely that Apple would do so.

    My problem is that, although it's a nice, integrated solution, I'd rather have a detachable iSight. It's good for showing people around your apartment, for instance, or showing them who's on the couch or whatever. Also, adjustable for height and other personal preferences.
  3. settledown thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2003
    good point on the iSight being "locked" in on the iMac user, cant pan around the room
  4. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    I wouldn't want an ugly camera built into an ACD. Keep them for the consumer series, stay away from the pro...

    Apple should put out...

    A wide 17", 20" & 23" imac shaped LCDs (white bezel, built in cam)

    20", 23", 26" and 32" pro series like they have now.
  5. noelister macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
    I think that they could sell the FrontRow software packaged with the IR remote and an USB IR receiver. I could see alot of people buying this.

    On another note, I would like to see the a built-in iSight into the portables... This would be a really nice feature. No More packing along the iSight with the PowerBook or iBook.
  6. noelister macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
    I just realized that the Universal Dock for the iPod has the IR receiver built-in. This is sweet. I can see later down the road..... When the ipod is connected to the computer and FrontRow is opened it will have an iPod icon similar to the others. From there you can browse the iPod for files to play or something along those lines... Who knows.. My imagination gets the best of me sometimes ;)
  7. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    I hope not. That camera looks so bleh on there. Its also not as practical because of the fact that its locked in one place.

    Perhaps if it had to go into the cinema displays, move the silver apple logo up top and the camera could hide under it.
  8. ccool2ax macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2005
    I'm not sure why i think this, but i think... you just made that up. First, requiring the G5 would be bad. What about Mac Mini Media Center users? nice going, Apple, make a consumer product only usable by pros! THats almost as stupid as the iTunes phone!

    Apple wouldnt be that stupid. I thought they used all their stupidity credits when they made the QuickTake camera.
  9. Jay42 macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    Way too many models. I do agree that the camera is more of a consumer thing that may never see it to the PB's and ACD's. Plus they're too beatuiful (although I don't think the iMac looks bad) ;) .
  10. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I agree, but it would be nice to see Apple come out with a thinner display and a lower price on the 30".
  11. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    I to hope Apple doesn't put an iSight built in to the Cinema displays. Just doesn't go well with me.

    As for updates for the displays, it would be nice if they introduced a smaller 17" Cinema display. Right now there doesn't really seem to be too much of a "low end" model right now.
  12. wrxguy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2005
    Deepest Regions of Hell
    this is a really good idea exept that it would make the size and weight of the whole unit go up, making it hard to lug around. But it is a nice idea...
  13. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    A G4 Mac mini should be allowed to run these else its cutting a large chunk of the Apple market out.
  14. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    I don't think it would be that big of a weight increase. The Sony FJ series has a webcam built-in. Its a 14.1" machine, and only 5.1 lbs.

    Apple's iBook (also 14") is 5.9 lbs.
  15. aafuss1 macrumors 68000


    May 5, 2002
    Gold Coast, Australia
    PC and UB drivers would be nice (eg. for users of AIM).
  16. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Oh please no! The last thing I would want in a Cinema Display is a build in camera. I have absolutely no use for such a thing. Well, maybe one of the current models will be cheaper to get if they release such an update... I'd like to see a 17" version too, I think they'd sell tons of those.
  17. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2005
    At the Airport. UK
    what you coulod have is an isight with built in IR, one cable, one could sell this with the frontrow package so that every mac user who wants this feature can use it, as its a very niche market for people who actually desire this entire package. it may kill imac sales, so maybe later!
  18. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    I agree, no built in iSight for the ACD. Although cheaper prices and more than the current three sizes would be great (i.e.- 17", 19", 20", 23", & 30"). All HD of course.
  19. nfocus design macrumors regular

    nfocus design

    Aug 3, 2004
    I like my display just the way it is. I don't want a built in iSight. I have an iSight and I can point it in any direction. Can't do that if it is biult in to the display unless I want to move my display around.
  20. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    And that would not be a whole lot of fun to do so.
  21. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    imo, the new iMac's iSight is an option, like playing videos on the iPod.
  22. Zoowatch macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    Sheffield, UK
    just sell the display together with iSight in a special bundled price (cheaper price)

    that's the best solution

    i don't want an isight stuck on the display
  23. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    This will never happen.

    What about a Dual iSight for Pro monitors? One that is in a fixed location and another that rotates with a arm and is detachable. Or make it a 3rd camera to show you at a third angle or show you using the God special effect, etc from Photobooth during a chat session. You can start up a iChat session with 3 of you and one of the person you are chatting.

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