6410 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2008 4:21 PM by EZ Jim
Apple has discontinued the external iSight, but it can still be had (used & new) in places like ebay.
Many folks have upgraded their computers and no longer need the external, so used ones can be had in good shape. The problem is that people know they are still valuable and in demand, so prices are still pretty stiff.
In typical Apple fashion, they obsolete the best available solution for their high-end customers. I have dual apple displays, but can't get a solution for iChat video conferencing. Obviously Apple has become more interested in their "commodity" market products and is leaving the professionals hanging- again. C'mon Apple.
For those considering buying iSights now .... (in case you need this)
If you consider buying an external iSight now from eBay or other internet seller, even if the external iSight you are considering is advertised as an NOS (new, old-stock) iSight, it may not be covered by Apple Warranty. If the seller is not providing you service guarantees or warranty, you may be want to check Apple's iSight Service: Frequently Asked Questions, especially if you cannot test the iSight before you buy to be sure it is working.
Moreover, if you buy an external iSight now, verify whether all connectors, cables, and iSight mounts that you need are included. If some items you need are missing but you still want to buy the iSight, this info may be of interest. (Note that Apple no longer offers the "iSight Accessory Kit, Part Number: M9314G/B" that is mentioned there.)
If you needs parts from the discontinued Kit or some part those listed in the iSight Service: Frequently Asked Questions page and cannot locate them in your area, I recently found that the kind people at http://www.synaptech.com will help users obtain those that are still available.
PowerBook 1.67 GHz w/Mac OS X (10.4.10) G5 DP 1.8 w/Mac OS X (10.5) External iSight