Upgrade to new FaceTime camera?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Failurbydesign, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Failurbydesign macrumors regular

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    Would it be possible to upgrade a mid 2009 mbp with the new FaceTime camera?
     
  2. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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  3. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    its integrated into the macbook, not a user removable part.

    i rarely use it, and video chatting just isnt there yet
     
  4. fingerman macrumors member

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    My FaceTime has been great recently and the wife uses it quite a lot on my 2011 mbp :)

    The neighbours recently emigrated to New Zealand and we often use FaceTime to their Ipad, it's far better then Skype is this cuts out too much - everyone's on it and the quality of FaceTime is fair better!

    Even their parents gave up Skypeing them and went out and bough an Ipad just to talk to them :D
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    In what way? Do you mean picture quality because it isn't bad at a free consumer level yet. Both Skype and Facetime offer really good quality video and audio over slower internet and even 3G (in the case of Skype). I have had video calls with my kids over Facetime where they are on a 1.5 Mbps connection for hours with no issue. I have Skyped with them on my iPhone over 3G also with no issue.
     
  6. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    FaceTime is definitely not useless to a lot of people (like myself!)

    But OP, sorry. Even if it was somehow possible, it'd be insanely complicated.
     
  7. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just get an external webcam, they are cheap and easy.
     

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