Rumors: Apple Combines a Display and a Camera (iSight)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Xander562, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    i Saw this in a Maximum PC Magazine
    "Apple recently applied fro a patent that is etiher Big Brother Scary or Unbelievavly cool. The patent is for a display that sandwiches image-capturing sensors between imag-displaying cells, creating an LCD screen that's also a camera. It could be awesome for Videoconferencing, and were' pretty sure all those wild webcam teens will like it as well." -Maximum PC Magazine June 2006

    i thought this would be awesome. Just think now when your in iChatAV, everyone wont look afraid to make eye contact!
  2. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    Woah! I don't seems a little creepy to me! Even this tiny isight camera looking at me I find a bit odd. It would probably be of much higher quality on the good side though
  3. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
  4. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    If it means a loss in screen resolution I'd rather not. Besides, I can't even begin to tell how many issues that might cause. I for one don't like it (and such a screen would probably be expensive). No thanks, I'd prefer an isight camera in the top of my computer anyday.
  5. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    funny you say that when you have a 15'' MBP...

    That iSight above your screen also caused a loss of resolution... 60 pixels to be exact...
  6. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    How would this work without a lens and/or focusing mechanisms, apertures, etc?
  7. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    No, the dude you quoted was wrong, predicting it would lead to a lesser screen resolution and cause issues. The MBP has a 1440x900 instead of 1440x960 as the PB 15" had, because it is .2" bigger (15.4" vs. 15.2"). Tis might sound wierd, but it is because the MBP screen is a wider format.

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