Will the built in isights get updated?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sam*, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Sam* macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2006
    when the external ones do?

    becuase the external isight is going to updated soon, so its going to have better quality etc.. i presume right?

    so if this is released will the newer isight be put into the imacs, macbooks and macbook pro's?
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    The only real evidence supporting an external iSight update is the fact that it was pulled from the EU markets, correct? And it was only pulled because of the mercury content issue, correct? So there really isn't any evidence anything will happen with it aside from getting de-mercuried.... :(

    But it would seem like Apple would go to 1.3 or 2 MP's across the board at some point....
  3. thechris69 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2005
    Question... photo booth is just software right? so how come there arent any 3rd party or apple updates for it? such as new features or more importantly, new effects
  4. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Funny Photographer is a 3rd party Photo-Booth like app. Doesn't run well on the MacBooks though for some reason. My MBP runs it fine though...
  5. Temujin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
    Ohhh and freeware I see :) I'll give it a go
  6. tuartboy macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005
    I wouldn't see much reasoning in updating the isight anytime in the next few years really. Other than the goof-off photobooth (which is pretty cool) the isight's real purpose is video conferencing. Tell me how you could ever push an HD signal in realtime over consumer broadband without reducing the quality to the point that it becomes pointless. 640x480 on h.264 is pushing it sometimes.

    I could maybe see a format change to widescreen (a welcome change) and a possible bump to 720p at the most (and that's a real stretch). 720 would have to be scaled down for internet transmission, though.

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