Another camera article with photos

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ijohnw, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. ijohnw macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Here we go again...

    On macdailynews another camera this gonna be a good marketing move by apple to be "one more thing" and help sales..or what I am thinking is apple pulled the camera at the last min...anyways reading these rumors is always fun!
    -- - Link with photos of case

    Today we received photos of what are supposed to be the final revision iPad midframe.

    This iPad frame appears to be similar to the pictures released a month ago, but there are some subtle differences that make you wonder what Apple’s plans are.

    The most notable feature in this frame is that the webcam holes remain. The holes appear to be a slightly different style and don’t seem to allow one of the currently used iSight modules (such as in a Unibody Macbook) to fit snug into the hole. It, however, seems strange that multiple versions of this midboard frame have the webcam holes when no currently known model includes a webcam. Generally manufacturing companies that have two different revisions of a product will try to save money on production by using interchangeable parts, but from the looks of this so far, all of these prerelease parts are being made to house hardware that is not available on any model. This could be attributed to either a late minute announcement that will have people pulling out their wallets, or it was a last minute design pull. (The fact that the camera holes made it from supposed prototype to final revision could possibly support some type of late announcement theory….though we seriously doubt it.)

    One major difference between the two is the large rectangular hole at the bottom of the iPad near the home button. The previously released pictures show large holes on both the top and bottom, but these new pictures only show one large rectangular hole. The holes appear to be a way to route some internal cables or securing some internal component. If you compare these photos with the official iPad gallery, it appears the bottom may be used for housing the speaker.

    The bottom of the iPad appears to have a much more recognizable hole for the home button.
  2. djearlybird macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007
  3. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
  4. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    i will buy it either way. tho it would be nice to have one even if its only on the 3g.
  5. GadgetX macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    It really seems weird to me that there are all these hints that a camera exists, did exist, or will exist.. Something fishy is going on.

    Edit: I don't buy that the "accept video call" thing in the SDK is for future generations of the iPad.. That is at least 6 - 12 months away and OS 4.0 will definitely be out by then.
  6. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    If Apple truly had planned on a 'one last thing' announcement in a plan to surprise us with a camera in the iPad they would've done a much better job at keeping it a secret than this; they certainly wouldn't have been sending around iPad bezels with camera holes to everyone.
  7. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I can't say much (NDA), but I can say with 99.9% certainty that iPhone OS 3.2 Beta 4 pretty much solidifies no camera in this iPad.

    I think even making that statement makes me break the NDA, LOL.

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