Hardmac reports that the stand-alone iSight as we know it has been given End of Life (EOL) status by Apple and that we should expect a new one within the next few months. While I can't currently find confirmation of that fact, I'd say it's a safe bet. The US and Canada Apple Stores do still list the iSight for sale, however, albeit with an estimated shipping time of 2-3 weeks. UK and European stores don't list the iSight for sale at all.
So what can we expect in a new and improved iSight? Hardmac speculates that Firewire will be dropped in favor of USB 2.0, for better PC and Windows compatibility and that Apple will add IR and an Apple Remote "to bring FrontRow functionalities to officially not supported Mac models." Personally I'd prefer it remain Firewire and add Bluetooth, but we'll just have to wait and see what Apple has in mind.
The iSight is Dead? Long live the iSight!
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