Apple Begins Using ‘iSight’ Name For iPhone 4 And iPhone 4S Rear Cameras

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When Apple unveiled its new iPad yesterday, the Cupertino company labeled its 5-megapixel rear-facing camera an “iSight camera.” The iSight name has been used for years to label the cameras built into the Mac, but the new iPad is the first time we’d heard it used for an iOS device.

Apple has now extended that name to the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, updating its website to advertise iSight cameras for both.

Apple actually seemed to be killing off the iSight name, using the “FaceTime” name instead to label the cameras in its latest Macs. But it seems it has now been resurrected. MacRumors notes the new iPad, the iPhone 4, and the iPhone 4S all have an iSight camera now, according to Apple’s website.

The iSight camera just might be the best camera ever on a phone. And with all-new optics, it just might be the only camera you need.

The iSight camera gives you 8 megapixels — that’s 60 percent more pixels than the camera on iPhone 4.

The name hasn’t meandered down to the iPhone 3GS or the iPod touch yet, but it may be on its way. We’ll keep an eye on Apple’s website.

I’m actually a fan of the iSight name, so I’m glad Apple has brought it back.