Home » Uncategorized » Next iPad to get 5MP rear camera, plus front cam for FaceTime?
ipad-keyboard-dock-pr-1

Next iPad to get 5MP rear camera, plus front cam for FaceTime?

The Apple iPad has clearly taken the world by storm, but it’s far from finished with its world domination. A new version is already in the works and the rumors are pointing toward a dual-camera configuration, not unlike the iPhone 4.

In fact, the current rumors are pointing toward using the exact same parts for the cameras on the next-gen iPad as the ones being used on the current iPhone 4. There will be a five-megapixel CMOS camera in the back from OmniVision, as well as an OmniVision-sourced front-facing camera with FaceTime video chat support.

This follows up on solid leaks of an e-mail enabled FaceTime function, which should be making its way onto the new iPad. Since Apple has already extended FaceTime to the Mac, pushing it to the iPad is the next logical step.

I’m not sold on Apple’s video calling, since the idea of video calling has been around for a long time already and people don’t really use it, but I can’t blame Apple for pushing it onto the tablet too. The 5MP camera is kinda funny, though, as the nearly 10-inch iPad is probably one of the biggest cameras you’ll yield on a casual basis.

SOURCE: Mac Observer

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.

  • http://Enteryourwebsite... cos

    The 5MP camera is kinda funny, though, as the nearly 10-inch iPad is probably one of the biggest cameras you’ll yield on a casual basis.” Are you kidding? Think of all the business uses for a rear facing camera. Photos of documents, people, products, things that can go into databases, emailed, posted on sites, etc. Unlimited potential here. How about those scan tags that the iphone can read? The ipad isn’t for personal use only.