“strings” file reveals iSight HD possibility

It looks like Apple is working on a next generation iSight camera. The source for this (thanks MacRumors) is a QuickTime localization file which you can find here:

/System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitizer.component/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings

You can open the .strings file with either TextEdit, or a simple Quicklook, but either it its’ very clear that:

/* Next Generation USB iSight */
“iSight HD” = “iSight HD”;

Appears there plain as day. This doesn’t guarantee the release of a USB iSight HD camera, but it certainly lends a bit of validity to the idea that Apple plans to release one soon.

Comments

  1. Rick O'Neil says:

    I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t have a new one… not all of us have MacBooks or iMacs with built-in cameras and it’s impossible to find a Mac compatible web cam out there.

  2. Charles says:

    I use a XBox Webcam on my Mac Pro. Works great, very good quality for $40.

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