A version of the tablet device with a built-in video camera and support for the new FaceTime video conferencing standard has already progressed to the advanced testing stages, according to a person with proven knowledge of Apple’s future product plans.
The article also states that we can see the refresh in the iPad specs sooner then we expect(might be in the holiday season this year perhaps). After launching the facetime and camera’s in the iPod Touch 4G, it was obvious Apple would do the same with the iPad’s. Lets see how this work out, considering Apple is still struggling to meet the demand for current version of iPad in the international market and introducing a newer version into the market will only burden them with overwhelming demand.
If they are making a 7 inch iPad with camera’s, well I personally know good amount of people who are waiting for something like that, hence no doubt it will be sure shot success. I hope Apple is ready to meet people expectations.
If rumours are to be believed then in the below screenshot you are looking at an next gen iPad with camera capabilitiies in the field testing.
9to5Mac got hold of the screenshot and reported that similar stuff(video call debugging ) was found with iPhone 4 facetime launch as well. So, iPad with camera and facetime is on the way for sure. Nice:-)
We all know Apple releases update for its iDevices once a year and it will not be different with iPad either. But we do have some time before anything new comes to iPad(hardware wise that is), but still the tech world is already buzzing with rumours about iPad 2G. So, here is the list of the ones I have heard and some points :
1. iPad 2G To Get A Camera & Facetime
Well its the same story that has been happening with iPod touch as well, which yet to get a camera for itself. But a camera on iPad atleast in the front for those facetime calls will be awesome. Facetime runs on Wifi so works good for iPad as well. About the high resolution back camera doesn’t seem to be happening soon atleast in near future.
2. iPad To Get A Higher Resolution Screen
After the launch of Retina display on iPhone 4 there are plenty of rumours floating around that iPad will be a contender for a high resolution screen. It will not be same exactly same as iPhone 4 but still better. But I am yet to see people complaining about iPad screen, its still gorgeous and content looks crystal clear.
3. Smaller iPads 5.6 / 7 Inch
This is the rumour I have trouble believing, smaller multiple iPad’s doesn’t seem like Apple. Like there was no iPhone Nano or iPod Touch there is a very little possibility of happening the same with iPad. This rumour originated when recently digitimes reported :
The sources noted that Apple has recently placed new iPad orders to Taiwan-based component makers for the fourth quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011 with 9.7-inch, 5.6-inch and 7-inch models all included.
Still having trouble believing it.
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