Turns out that the latest MacBook Pro laptops have a bit of a surprise in the bezel - Apple have quietly upgraded the iSight webcam from a VGA unit to a 1.3-megapixel unit.
Thing is, while that means resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 are possible, none of the main programs which actually use the webcam have been similarly upgraded to take advantage of all those extra pixels. Stretch out an iChat preview window and it just enlarges the normal VGA image, which is obviously pretty blocky.
We'll have to see how long it takes for Apple to upgrade the iChat and iLife apps; right now I guess they're pretty busy with a certain cellphone.
[via Mac Daddy World]