The iPad has room for a camera?

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The iPad has room for a camera?
Many people who were eager in seeing Apple’s latest creation might’ve been let down because it didn’t offer a camera – something that’s so common nowadays on tons of gadgets. With that in mind, all the thoughts about video chat went out the door – leaving most people with a bad taste in their mouths. Repair company Mission Repair is rumored to have an image that captures the iPad’s outer frame through unofficial channels. The image in questions displays an iPad frame first, then the camera, and finally a MacBook frame.  It points out that Apple did build in a space for a camera at the top of the device – there’s a clearer picture of the notch where the holes seem to line up identically to what’s seen on a MacBook frame. Still it doesn’t point out as to why Apple decided to leave out that one feature that is all too common on other gadgets.

source: Mission Repair via MacRumors


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8 Comments

1. JocularJester

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

there has to be some room for expansion on future models. and if the vzw ipad rumor is true it may be on there (refering to a recent PA article about the vzw ipad having different hardware). but like a lot of things in this industry, only time will tell

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This screams typical apple "innovation" or lack thereof. "The 3rd generation iPhone... now with video" "The 2nd gen iPad (same dissappointing software) now with 1.3mp forward facing webcam..." One word... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.........

3. skidodo142

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

so they can sell a version with lower features first...then add more features and sell more....like they do with everything.

4. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Simple to make more money on the second release. I'm calling it now the ipad will launch in March, next lauch will be in June with the camera and multitasking software to lauch with the new 4G iPhone. Christmas lauch will be a smaller iPad with all those feature and a 120GB hard drive i can bet this blog a million i'm not far off oh and the sugar on the top will be flash support all ready for christmas... I can just see the Apple fan boys going crazy now... OMG OMG we've got flash now the iPhone, iPad and iPods are the best....(Gooonnniiiee voice lol)

7. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

+1 for pointing out all the flaws with apples consitent market skimming strategy. "our consumers are so dumb they will keep buying the next 'newest' thing. Mwahahahahahhaahaha......" Anyone seen the simpsons episode about mApple and Steve Mobs? Classisc!

5. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Why is anybody surprised, if this is true? The iPhone could have been exactly what it is now on day 1, yet Apple decided they'd slowly push out all those "new" features over the next two years.

6. adamcohen

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 02, 2010

I don't think I'd enjoy taking pictures with something as big as a notebook BUT that's just me Freak freak me.

8. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

@adamcohen - for video conferencing - I wouldn't want to try to take pics with it either. Isn't there a Windows 7 tablet with flash and camera out already? ExoPC?

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