Our broadband world

Amidst the hoo-hah over the video iPod, two interesting developments have been overlooked. Both concern the new iMac G5 range. The machine now comes with an iSight video camera built in. And it ships without a modem (an external modem is available as a high-priced optional extra). What this tells us is that Apple is now assuming that the majority of its customers have broadband connections.