Apple FaceTime Camera Driver Update Now Available For MacBook

Apple FaceTime Camera Driver Update Now Available For MacBook
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Apple has finally announced the FaceTime camera driver update for its MacBook series. The new driver update is available right here, right now.


The update is said to be able to improve FaceTime camera compatibility with Windows. Apple has recommended it for all Boot Camp users. According to a MacRumors report, the devices that are going to receive the FaceTime Camera update are:

– MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
– MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
– MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
– MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
– MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

The driver update for FaceTime camera has to be done manually, though. The 1.4MB software update can be done anytime. The languages supported include English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional) and Chinese (Simplified).

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If you are looking for the update in the Mac App Store, then let me tell you that it’s not available there. You can check the Apple Support site for the details, or click on the above link.

This is not the first time Apple has announced an update for MacBook. Just a few days ago, a firmware update was announced by the company for 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro owners.

Know How FaceTime Works

FaceTime is mainly the video calling service from Apple. It was previously available for iPhone, allowing one Apple user to make real-time calls to another Apple user over a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.

Apple has made it a point to bring a service that will connect users without any charge. It is just like a video calling app where one user can call others for free. Any Apple-registered mobile number can be called through the use of FaceTime.

Till date, FaceTime was available with mobiles and iPad. FaceTime for Macbook will remove the limitation and will induce better connections between people. Apple has oce announced that it will open FaceTime for third-party development though that has not happened yet.