Right now, countries all around the world are fighting the coronavirus outbreak, and everyone is relying on video conferencing apps in order to do work tasks and basically live their lives as normal as possible. There are many apps chosen by people, but how can you get an app like this if you don’t have the proper laptop with the appropriate camera?
It’s clear that the MacBook range is not that good for the job. It has a universal 720p camera, which can barely make it into the megapixel range with a 1.2-megapixel camera. Right now, we need powerful cameras.
The MacBook Pro, with its 16-inch screen, failed to update the webcam. Last month, we saw MacBook Air, which came with the styled Magic Keyboard. But the old webcam was still there, and people were not happy about it.
A user stated: “At least you can upgrade [the storage], unlike the 720p webcam, which feels stuck in time and keeps this from being a truly pro-level business machine, although that’s a problem that plagues the entire MacBook line.”
If we are to compare it to the iPad Pro, which was launched at the same time, we would see that it comes with a 7-megapixel selfie camera, which can capture 1080p videos. iPhone 11 comes with a 12-megapixel selfie camera, which sports a wide-angle lens.
MacBook Air’s webcam is not good. We know Apple’s reputation is clean, and they always bring the best hardware for their users, but the webcam has simply been ignored on their laptops.
Tim Cook and the entire company, they were not ready for this to happen; they did not expect people to rely so much on video conferencing. However, they were aware of the fact that their laptops needed better webcams in the MacBook family. Plus, they got the feedback for FaceTime. So the question is: will they do something about it?