Date: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010, 06:40
Getting back to the iPad, physical evidence has emerged which points to a slot for a forward-facing camera that was found in the frame of replacement enclosures for the device.
Per the Mission Repair blog, a spot that closely resembles the holes present in the Unibody Macbook exists within the iPad frame. Mission Repair confirmed that the camera from the Macbook does fit into place on the frame, with the lens, LED, and ambient light sensor all lining up.
A few weeks ago, AppleInsider found that the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK provided evidence that the shipping iPad could support a camera. Per one developer, the native Contacts application on the iPad offers the option to take a photo, in addition to choosing an existing one.
This adds some validity to the rumors that Apple may still be working on a camera-equipped iPad that could recognize the face of its user.
After all, there may be some differences between the iPad Steve was waving around and the actual unit that may arrive on the shelves.
Let us know what you think.
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