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Flickr statistics suggest that iPad 2 owners rarely use the rear-facing camera

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Flickr statistics suggest that iPad 2 owners rarely use the rear-facing camera
This might be a "duh" statistic, but Flickr's metrics suggest that iPad 2 owners rarely upload photos taken with their rear-facing camera. That should be obvious, considering the 0.7MP rear-facing camera, with a mere 960x720 resolution.

Flickr's statistics show that the iPad 2 is the least-used Apple device on Flickr, with an average of only 24 uploads per day. The next most used device is the iPod Touch, with an average of 448 uploads per day. Considering that there are 10,151 Flickr uploads from Apple devices every day, that's pretty sad.

All told, the iPad 2 makes up less than 1% of uploads by Apple devices. But it's still better than the Motorola XOOM, which averages only 4 user uploads per day. But that might have more to do with how many more iPad 2s there are in circulation.

But aside from camera resolution, there's a more practical consideration: Who wants to be the guy holding his iPad 2 in the air and taking pictures? We don't want to reduce the tablet to a fashion accessory, but you have to admit how ridiculous you might look taking a picture with it. Someone who didn't know better might think you were roaming around, looking for a place to hang a picture frame.

But don't let us deter you. When your inner shutterbug comes calling, and the tablet's all you have, shoot away!

source: PCMag

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posted on 15 May 2011, 18:35 1

1. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


That's why i always thought rear camers for ipad and tablets alike are not reallt a necessity. Isn't it a li'l bit awkward to shoot with a 10inch device esp in public?
They should just put more focus on grey areas such as battery and responsiveness and improve more on teh front cam for a more clear and fast real-time videochat,conferencing etc.

posted on 15 May 2011, 21:54 2

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


yes but they have to put one there so people dont b!tch about it even though they wont use it.. people are complaining about the one that is already there...

posted on 16 May 2011, 00:05 1

7. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


That's exactly what I said when folks were up in arms about the rear facing camera having a VGA resolution. Cameras on a phone make sense because your phone goes with you everywhere...and in most cases it'll be at your side even when you're at home. A tablet, however, will probably stay on a desk or coffee table until it needs to be used. The majority of people aren't going to say, "Hold on kids, let me get the iPad so I can get a photo of you..."

posted on 15 May 2011, 19:02 1

2. achilles (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2010)


News Flash: Many people dont use Flicker! People send pics through mms, or just upload to facebook. This article is BS.

posted on 15 May 2011, 20:25 3

3. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Impossible!!! I see many overweight isheep pull out their giant ipods and take pictures of steve jobs!!! Bahahaha let the isheep talk begin :) wait...Apple talks for them Bahahaha. Apple -100:100+ Non apple user

posted on 15 May 2011, 21:55 2

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


u dont even make sense... and really, why overweight? apple seems more for skinny rich people... oh wait maybe u need to get ur head out of android's ass and u wud actually see that

posted on 16 May 2011, 00:43

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Wealthier people are usually fat (unless they get lipo). Clearly you have never been to a psychology class. Richer people intend to stress more and eat more since food is available 24/7 and they need to maintain their "successful lives" they have because they have never been poor or have been and dont want to go back. Also, If you would pay attention in history, you would note that mostly all the powerful men were large as in fat, chunky, chubby, and or husky. Why? Because again food was available easily and you know what common nature and common sense says "History repeats itself". P.S. Wheres my android love coming from??? I'm currently using a Black berry and a Symbian device, and dont wish to change unless Windows 7 is up to date.

posted on 16 May 2011, 02:29 1

9. Whateverman (Posts: 3225; Member since: 17 May 2009)


@ Lucas. Ooohhhh, swing and a miss on the Android hatin, huh?

posted on 16 May 2011, 19:37

10. MrFirst (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 May 2011)


first and foremost, you are wrong about the rich people... more people from a low economic stature eat fast food and get fat... rich people have all the time to exercise... and can u tell me about historical figures who were fat? cause all i can think of were the french kings... and look at how well that turned out for them... i mean, was george washington fat? no. was lenin fat? no. even bin laden was not fat... u obviously have never taken a history course... and windows phone 7 is worth the switch... i personally use and love it...

posted on 15 May 2011, 21:28 1

4. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well I only use my front facing camera on my atrix and Motorola xoom to video chat on yahoo messenger with friends but that is rare when we do that. We only do it like probably 1 or twice a month. So yea I'm one of those people that rarely uses there front facing camera. I dnt have a flickr account so I only use it with yahoo messanger so yea.. believe it or not when I first got my atrix it was my first phone with a front facing camera I was all excited cuz i had never had a phone with a ffc in my life. I was thinking things like ima video call my wife everyday and have naughty fun. But after a week of having my phone I was bored of and I never ever video call my wife cuz I see her everyday in person at home so why would I video call her? Like I said I never use it anymore..and when I do its rare ..

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