Will we see a new iSight?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lmcintyre, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. lmcintyre macrumors regular

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    With all the emphasis on iChat and "the whole package" with photo booth in leopard, do you think we will see a new iSight at WWDC? Does anyone even know why apple axed them in the first place?
     
  2. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I don't think so mate. The new Apple cinema displays will probably have an iSight built-in. I think we'll see them after the WWDC.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think too, considering you get native support for $40 VGA or better cameras like the XBox USB one, and only Minis and MP's come without a built-in camera, Apple really just doesn't need to sell the iSight anymore. The major redeeming feature of the external iSight over most cameras is that it has an adjustable auto-focus. Which is nice, although note how Apple got rid of it when they integrated the iSight.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    I think Apple could do something cool, like a wireless camera...it would be nice if that could also work with AppleTV, so you could conference using iChat, from your TV and your computer...

    Maybe I'm just a dreamer...
     
  5. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Agreed. The USB camera market is very competative and not much margin. To bring out a nice form factor Network or/& WiFi (G/N?) camera would be present a new market for them. Good entry level cameras cost a few hundred new - and quickly go up in price for extra features/specs.

    A network camera could be used with a new AE or AppleTV as a iChat camera, as well as being a tool to get Macs into remote viewing (babies, animals, security, kids playing, business security) and even home security (a big future market).
     
  6. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    A Bluetooth version of the iSight would be sweet...
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    The AppleTV doesn't have bluetooth, does it?

    WiFi would be even sweeter :)
     
  8. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, an iSight with Wifi that could be a security camera too! So you could detect it via an IP address. That goes with the previous rumors of Leopard bonding with the household.
     
  9. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I think there was a thread about someone who hacked their AppleTV and found out it had bluetooth in it. But the most I expect for the iSight is integration into the ACDs and perhaps a resolution bump, not much more, maybe some more effects in PhotoBooth.
     

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