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Next Generation iPad to Get Front and Rear Cameras?

October 29th, 2010 10:37 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Research Firm Detweiler Fenton in its latest report is claiming that the next generation Apple iPad would get 5-megapixel camera at the back as well as a front facing VGA camera. According to them, OmniVision Technologies are the chosen ones who'd be supplying image sensors for both these cameras.

With most of the iPad's competition getting decently spec'ed cameras, it makes sense for Apple to get these features on to the next gen iPad. Pertinent to note is that OmniVision already makes sensors for the existing iPhone and iPod Touch 4G.

The report also adds that we would be seeing the launch of the next generation iPad in the first quarter of 2011 – probably coinciding with the announcement of the white iPhone 4 (or regarding its cancellation!).

Thanks to the front facing camera, the iPad would support FaceTime video calls like iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. Detweiler adds that they estimate Apple to sell over 2.5 million iPads in the first quarter of 2011. 

We don't fancy a back facing camera as it would be a little awkward to take photos with an iPad. However, the absence of a front-facing camera or webcam has always been highlighted as one of the major drawbacks of the current iPad model.   

What's you take on the possibility of front and rear facing cameras in the next generation iPad? Share your views in the comments section below.

[Barrons via MacRumors]

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