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Apple patent hints at integrated webcams for future iMacs, notebooks

Evan Blass
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A patent application has recently surfaced that may indicate Apple's intention of building webcams directly into future iMacs and notebooks. In keeping with Apple's habit of patenting technology that everyone is already using, the March 2004 filing shows plans for a webcam built into the screen-side latch of a notebook (much like the cams that Sony has been integrating into their machines for years). Unlike past offerings, however, the Apple patent presents the bold and innovative concept of allowing the webcam to rotate about its horizontal axis. Think Different? You bet!

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