Apple introduces iChat AV and iSight

DQC Bureau
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Apple has introduced a major breakthrough in video conferencing - the iChat AV software application and the iSight digital video camera. Together they enable high-quality video conferences between two Mac users over any broadband connection. 


iChat AV features audio conferences even over dial-up connections to the Internet. iChat AV is a key feature of the upcoming release of Mac OS X version 10.3 ‘Panther’, and is available as a public beta for Mac OS X version 10.2 ‘Jaguar’. 

While iChat AV works with any FireWire video camera, Apple´s iSight digital video camera is designed for video conferencing, delivering sharp images and clear sound through its built-in, dual-element noise-suppressing microphone. 

The time-limited iChat AV public beta is available immediately for free download at The iSight video camera is available through the Apple Store, at Apple´s retail stores and Apple authorized resellers for a suggested retail price of $149.