Apple has shipped a
public beta of iChatAV 2.1
, including support for video conferencing with the AOL Instant Messenger 5.5 for Microsoft Windows. Its iPod all over again. Everytime a Windows user hooks up to an iSight chat, theyll be evangelized to buy an iSight for their Windows machine. Of course, the secret sauce of iChatAV, the audio noise-canceling algorithms that turn IP videoconferencing from cool to usable, will only be optimized on an iSight-to-iSight connection. Lets see how long it takes for the iSight to do Windows.
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