Last week, we saw reports of Apple debuting the M2 chip with a redesigned MacBook Air in 2022, courtesy of Twitter leaker @dylandkt. Said leaker has, over the weekend, made a new claim. In it, they note that upcoming Macs will come with an improved webcam.
More specifically, the leaker claims that the upcoming MacBook Pro, as well as “the entire Mac Lineup” will come with a 1080p webcam. Beyond that, details are a little on the vague side of things. Though the bit about the entire Mac lineup should mean that all variants of the MacBook will be getting the webcam upgrade treatment.
I know a lot people are referencing Linus’s video (which is a great video by the way) but it’s good to note that the upcoming MacBook Pro will actually be getting an updated improved 1080p webcam for the next model and so will the entire Mac lineup.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) July 10, 2021
The tweet itself also mentions a video by YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips, which decries laptop webcams in general. With regards to that, merely pushing laptop webcams up from 720p to 1080p wouldn’t really solve that problem. But that’s beside the point.
As 9to5Mac points out, at the moment only the 27-inch iMac of 2020 and the new M1 iMac have a 1080p webcam. Which is a surprisingly small number of products that have it. If the leaker is right, it would mean that Apple’s laptops will get access to better webcams as well.