Will the new imac's coming up still have a built in camera?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by crumb963, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. crumb963 macrumors member

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    I heard the Isight was discontinued and I was just curious.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why wouldn't they? The iSight that was discontinued was the external version and hasn't been sold for years.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    iSight is NOT the on board camera.
    Therefore, I don't ever see a time when an Apple display (freestanding or attached to a computer) will not have a camera.
     
  4. crumb963 thread starter macrumors member

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    Isn't the internal camera still called an iSight? But my faith is restored into buying a mac :)
     
  5. coryndiego macrumors regular

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    Isight has been rebranded as FaceTime and upgraded to 720P HD hardware in new macs from the 24th forward. So, to answer your question... We can anticipate a new FaceTime camera built into the new iMacs.
     
  6. crumb963 thread starter macrumors member

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    And it still has the same functions as the iSight? And not just for the FaceTime app?
     
  7. coryndiego, Feb 26, 2011
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    coryndiego macrumors regular

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    Like Skype, iChat, Yahoo Msgr, Fring, Quicktime, Podcast Capture, etc.... It should at HD 720p.
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    yeah, it will work just the same, it's just a rebranding from iSight to facetime.
     
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  10. crumb963, Feb 26, 2011
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    crumb963 thread starter macrumors member

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    OMFREAKINGG, that looks AWESOME, too bad I'm stuggling with funds at the moment but I hope to get one NEXT year. :) Gives the imac room for improvement (if any, I was sold at the Why Pc to Mac page on Apple's site a while back).
     
  11. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    Yes, they'll just be called a "FaceTime HD" camera and have 720p (min) capabilities.
     
  12. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    You beat me to it. :mad:

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