Steve Jobs designed it to please himself. Who here has ever had a video chat with him? How about received a video Skype call? I'm sure if he wants to he has a netcam on one of the other macs his house must be filled with. Steve Jobs is also the reason it doesn't do Flash. It's HIS personal opinion that Adobe is slow and flash is awful. Of course if I owned Apple the products would be exactly what I wanted too. Problem is it's a publically owned company. Just a theory. I'll bet money on it though.