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iPad to receive front-facing camera

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iPad to receive front-facing camera
Someone close to Apple's affairs has leaked that Apple's iPad might receive a front-facing camera and support for FaceTime by the first quarter of 2011. They also hinted that they were trying for a holiday release this year.

Critics doubt the release will come so soon, as Apple tends to stick by a yearly update schedule, in which case the new iPad would arrive in April, 2011. But considering the release of Android tablets, perhaps Apple will make an exception in order to remain competitive.

Since Apple's announcement of the refreshed iPod Touch, users might be eagerly awaiting similar enhancements to the iPad. Steve Jobs has also announced that the iPad will receive hardware improvements to offer multitasking, file-sharing, and HDR photos. Combining these new features with FaceTime capability will make the iPad a more viable business device. With corporations beginning to allow iPhones as corporate email devices, the revised iPad could also gain a corporate following.

There's certainly no doubt that the iPad will get a front-facing camera eventually, it's just a logical progression, but time will tell if we can expect it this holiday season.

source: Yahoo! News

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

So what apple means to say, "iPad to receive web cam" they are really "revolutionary" oh wait there's a web cam on my computer.

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 02:07

2. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

Exactly hater.. You have a computer, not an ipad. How thin is your computer? I hate dumb comments..

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 06:10

3. angel510 (unregistered)

Theres already tablets with webcams BTW. and plus what Rawrzellers said, its not really revolutionary. its just another stupid fad... plus i hate iphones (especially for claiming everything their idea), android, or whatever touch screen/dumb phone/front face webcam, so dont be bashing on my comment. :P

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 09:28

4. russellw10 (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Feb 2010)

The screens on laptops can be as thin as the ipad as far as I can tell and they have webcams that would fit into tablets. There's also phones(other than the iphone 4) that have webcams too so it seems like Apple just got lazy with the first ipad.

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 16:57

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

It's apart of the Apple business model. Make'em pay out the yang. Then a year later make them pay out the yang again for features that should have already been there. Increase incrementally year over year and reap huge profits. I have to admit, it works.

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 10:17

5. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

Omg. Mactards rejoice! Another revolutionary idea that had never been done before.

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 11:00

6. djk (unregistered)

WePad kills the Ipad..frontcam 3mp..back cam 5pm all with autofocus 11.6" screen and linux based UI..same price as ipad

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 17:00

8. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Haven't heard of it yet. Not really interested in any "-pad". Doesn't matter how beautiful they make a display if it's only touch input... sooner or later you're looking at the back hand.

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