Will we ever see a thunderbolt webcam?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by waloshin, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    There already is: the Apple Thunderbolt Display.

    Or no, as USB is more than fast enough to transfer images from a crappy external web cam, and as almost all current Macs have an internal webcam already, there is no need from Apple's perspective.
     
  3. spidey3 macrumors regular

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    Unlikely, but I bet we will see various Thunderbolt "breakout boxes" providing external USB, Firewire, etc. ports - so that Apple and others can market machines containing only the Thunderbolt port.

    Spidey!!!
     
  4. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    As far as I can tell, there is no need for a Thunderbolt webcam. One, you already have integrated iSight/FaceTime cameras/whatever they're calling it these days. Two, if you're wondering about getting a RAW HD stream, USB 2.0 can easily handle that bandwidth.

    As spider3 said, I imagine we'll see breakout boxes that have external USB (3.0?), Firewire 400/800, video outputs and maybe even eSATA. Will it come from Apple? Doubt it. They want you to buy the very nice but very expensive Thunderbolt Display.
     
  5. OddyOh macrumors 6502

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    Doubt it, but you'd think Apple might want to cash in on all the Mac Mini's they're selling...I need two web cams, and these Logitech ones fail about half the time. :mad:
     

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