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  • Barron's: 2nd Gen iPad May Have Two Cameras



    Talk is heating up about Apple's plan for a second generation iPad. Although the rumor mill hasn't been nearly as generous with suggestions, tips, and insider accounts as it typically is for iPhone, iPod, and even Mac updates, Barron's - a credible, mainstream publication - is reporting that the next generation iPad will likely launch in the first quarter of 2011.

    Investment firm Detwiler Fenton & Co. issued a note to investors this week that was intercepted and published by Barron's. Sources in the know report that the refreshed iPad will come with a forward-facing camera (presumably to accommodate the FaceTime video chat functionality) as well as a rear camera (a 5 MP camera and a VGA camera).

    Detweiler says their early read is that Apple will build 2.5 million units of the next iPad in calendar Q1, providing an incremental 5 million units of demand from Apple for OVTI, which also supplies sensors for the iPhone.
    With millions of iPads already sold and the tablet marketplace heating up with new competitors at a consistent pace, Apple - according to a plethora of market analysts - is wise to be considering whatever is "next" for the iPad. Given the bold demand for FaceTime among iPhone 4 users and now Mac owners, the added functionality of video chat to the iPad experience will certainly embellish the marketability of the 2nd generation Apple tablet. Analysts agree, however, that two new cameras aren't enough and that Apple has to make a series of improvements and touch-ups to make a new iPad worth purchasing so soon after the first was released.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Barron's: 2nd Gen iPad May Have Two Cameras started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      I will not be buying any New iPad for the next 3 to 4 Year's the one I have will last me for a long time, but I do need a new Apple Labtop.
    1. ZOMGVTEK's Avatar
      ZOMGVTEK -
      I would assume the second iPad would at the very least have a facetime camera... And while you're at it, why not shove another one out back? The iPod Touch, iPhone, and most tablets worth looking at have 2 cameras...

      I say 4 front facing cameras for each possible rotation, and one super epic camera on the back.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZOMGVTEK View Post
      I would assume the second iPad would at the very least have a facetime camera... And while you're at it, why not shove another one out back? The iPod Touch, iPhone, and most tablets worth looking at have 2 cameras...

      I say 4 front facing cameras for each possible rotation, and one super epic camera on the back.
      ^ HAHAHAHAHA

      Well i sure would hope that the iPad 2 will have alot more than the first. Like more GB, Retina Display, Multiple cameras, and more but who knows. It better have at least 1 camera and it better be on the front!
    1. kokowawa's Avatar
      kokowawa -
      I'm waiting for the 2nd generation iPad
      but I have a question: now the iPhone 4 and iPad has enough power to run flash applications.. WHY apple still doesn't allow flash to run??
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I could easily believe this, heck i almost expect it
    1. MacDevil7334's Avatar
      MacDevil7334 -
      I can see the front camera for FaceTime, but who would be using a rear facing camera? The iPad is way too bulky to use as a camera, and I'd feel like an idiot using it to take pictures.
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Quote Originally Posted by kokowawa View Post
      I'm waiting for the 2nd generation iPad
      but I have a question: now the iPhone 4 and iPad has enough power to run flash applications.. WHY apple still doesn't allow flash to run??
      They HATE Adobe, and anything that means you don't have to purchase games from their App Store
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by kokowawa View Post
      I'm waiting for the 2nd generation iPad
      but I have a question: now the iPhone 4 and iPad has enough power to run flash applications.. WHY apple still doesn't allow flash to run??
      Html5 Nuff said
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZOMGVTEK View Post
      I would assume the second iPad would at the very least have a facetime camera... And while you're at it, why not shove another one out back? The iPod Touch, iPhone, and most tablets worth looking at have 2 cameras...

      I say 4 front facing cameras for each possible rotation, and one super epic camera on the back.
      +1 I need all angles if my junk available for chat roulette.
    1. Dominicsky's Avatar
      Dominicsky -
      Ipad with gyroscope will be a nice gaming xperience i believe!
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I would feel stupid taking a picture with the iPad..... holding that big thing up to take a picture! lol
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by kokowawa View Post
      I'm waiting for the 2nd generation iPad
      but I have a question: now the iPhone 4 and iPad has enough power to run flash applications.. WHY apple still doesn't allow flash to run??
      Trust me, I have a 4th gen iPod touch (A4 chip EXACTLY the same model number as the iPad), and even when using iOverclock to remove all CPU restrictions to make it run just like the iPad, Frash still sucks. Bad.
      And having a rear camera, seriously? I definitely agree with the guy who said he'd feel like an idiot taking pictures with an iPad. And for the sake of everyone around iPad owners, they better not let them take VIDEO with a ten inch tablet!
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      cameras only is not going to do it for me,it needs to able to make cellular calls too.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      cameras only is not going to do it for me,it needs to able to make cellular calls too.
      Lol. Yeah it needs to be more portable to fit in your pocket too.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      I would feel stupid taking a picture with the iPad..... holding that big thing up to take a picture! lol
      I agree I'd feel dumb.
      Also you might as well just get an air does alot more and will be able to run apps in like 60 days. And the air is just as portable as a iPad. Down side is battery life and the iPad is the king of the battery life.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      The front facing camera feature is like Picture in Picture was for tv. It was a cool feature probably seldom used. I can see how face time is cool for families wanting to connect and see each other but unless its my girlfriend I don't need to see my buddies mug LOL
    1. ridingsupreme's Avatar
      ridingsupreme -
      Put 4 cameras on it. dont ask why just do it. that way itll be twice as cool as some ipod lol. better have a retina display and at LEAST 64 gigs. i want 2 gigs of processing speed. make it lighter. i don't care if the all the sizes stay the same. put a home button for landscape mode too. two home buttons? heck yes! twice the fun lol. plus we could incorporate that into game play, etc. dont ask do it, eh, eh, do it, do it, eh do it
    1. babyblue_pimp's Avatar
      babyblue_pimp -
      The only reason it would have two cameras on it is for the flip around view mode in facetime. It is convenient to show your caller what your looking at, and then back to yourself, without risking dropping the device, or accidentally touching a button etc etc.
    1. derekthered's Avatar
      derekthered -
      At this point if the next iPad doesn't have a camera for facetime I'll be really surprised. I'm also hoping for retina display, more storage, better speed, and for it to be up to date on firmware (everytime I use my iPad after my phone I get frustrated that it's not on 4.x yet. I know, soon, but there should never have been a separation).
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      I would feel stupid taking a picture with the iPad..... holding that big thing up to take a picture! lol
      thats what i was thinking, i know for sure that it will have a facetime camera because apple is trying to push that. That rear camera possible 3rd gen