According to the latest rumour, one of the big changes in this autumn's MacBook Pro update will be the replacement - at last! - of the outdated 720p FaceTime HD webcam with a new 1080p model.
If the information - which comes from the Twitter leaker Dylandkt and is reported by AppleInsider - is correct, many users will be happy, especially considering that videoconferencing has received a huge boost as a result of the ongoing pandemic and the consequent increase in isolation and remote working. The webcam in the current MacBook Pro is notoriously underspecced; as Dylandkt observes, it's weaker than the front-facing camera in the (cheaper) iPad Air.
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 higher-quality 1080p webcam isn't just coming to the MacBook Pro; Dylandkt says it will appear throughout the Mac range. Apple has already replaced the webcam in the iMac, and it's probably only a matter of time before the 720p cameras are phased out completely.
What else can we expect from the new MacBook Pro? A more powerful Apple processor (of course), updated screens and more ports; you can read more about the update in our roundup of the latest new MacBook Pro rumours. If you don't want to wait for the new models, pick up a bargain on the current range with our guide to the best MacBook Pro deals.
This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation and additional reporting by David Price.