New Displays at MacWorld? [Updated, Disputed]

According to several anonymous and unconfirmed reports, Apple will be announcing new Displays at MacWorld San Francisco. The new Displays are said to include built-in iSight cameras, making up for the recent discontinuation of Apple's external iSight camera.

Reseller sources have reported conflicting stories, with some saying that Apple had told them that the reason for the discontinuation of the iSight was because Apple believed that since most of their products contained built-in iSights, a standalone product was no longer needed. Such an explanation would seem to precede a display update with built-in iSights. However, other reseller sources have indicated that the discontinuation may have been related to troubles getting the devices lead-free to comply with Europe's RoHS initiative.

Little other information is confirmed at this time, however there are some reports that the displays could see a redesign as well. LoopRumors has also claimed that new displays may be coming at MacWorld, with a thinner and lighter design geared towards increased mobility.

Update: MacScoop/MacOSXRumors indicates that Apple's new displays may include an HDMI connector and support HDCP.

Update 2: Since our posting of this story, we have received a few claims that the story was purposely falsified. Our original sources were anonymous (as stated in the story) and therefore it is hard to verify the claims, however they do raise doubt as to the legitimacy of the original submissions.

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