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iOS 4.3 beta 2 points to 1MP rear cam for iPad 2

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, January 21, 2011
News Categories: iPad

New code found within the second beta version of iOS 4.3 suggests the second-generation iPad will sport a one megapixel rear-facing camera. 9 to 5 Mac reports that code describing a “Back Facing 1MP Photo” sensor has been discovered inside a folder named “K94,” which the sources have identified as the codename for the iPad 2. The report claims that the front-facing camera will be of VGA quality, matching those found in other iOS-based, FaceTime-compatible devices; it also suggests that the iPad 2’s rear-facing camera might be the same 720p-capable component found in the fourth-generation iPod touch. While prior cases, as well as the mockup iPad 2 rear shell found at CES, suggested the device would have two cameras, prior speculation has suggested that the rear-facing camera would be closer to that of the iPhone 4 than the fourth-generation iPod touch.

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I think i will wait for the 3rd or 4th gen iPad when Apple get round to releasing a non-crippled version.

Posted by Andy in London, UK on January 21, 2011 at 12:11 PM (PDT)


On the on hand I don’t walk around with a iPad and take high resolution pictures…lol that would be funny.  But on the other, a high resolution camera towards the front-face (3-5MP) would be nice for video conferencing in high quality.

And then I’m sure that many apps, like surveillance apps might want to take advantage of a higher resolution cam in frond and back.  Food Inspectors could implement the iPad in their inspections and right away take a high resolution image of the situation, u know.

So, 1MP is pretty cheap!  at least 5 as the standard.  I would accept 3MP but that’s the lowest I would go. 

Common apple… It’s a iPad… you want to lead, then lead!!

Posted by dennis on January 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM (PDT)


Well, that sucks.  Even my first digital camera from 1996 was 1.2mp.

Even still, I don’t currently have one and I’m thinking of buying the next gen iPad.  Not a deal killer, yet.

Looks like I’ll still be using my iPhone for pics.

Posted by Well... on January 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM (PDT)


Ah ... 1 MP ?  Really ?  That is pathetic.

Posted by Buzz L on January 24, 2011 at 1:13 AM (PDT)

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