Apple May Build Cameras Into Macs
According to a latest patent published by Apple Computer, Inc., future Mac laptops may come with built-in video cameras. Ostensibly, they would be used with the company’s iChat AV video conferencing software, which allows for four way video conferencing, and up to nine way audio conferencing.
The patent reveals plans for a laptop with a swiveling lid, which rotates on the base. The camera, or, as the patent describes, “data capture device,” would be placed on top of the lid of the laptops, where it would “secure the lid to the base,” according to the patent.
The patent is not unclear; it is firmly in the direction of developing a video camera built into a laptop.
Power Mac G5 revision expected soon
Apple’s Power Mac G5 line will see an upgrade in the near future, possibly before the close of the month, sources have informed Think Secret. Poor sales of the current models is likely the driving force behind the premature revision, which will come less than six months since Apple last upgraded the line.
Looks like lots is going on in Apple right now with all of these releases, I would not be surprised if Apple is able to double its market share and brand recognition in the next year or two as it seems every day I see two or three new posts about Apple products.