Perhaps someone has already pointed this out, but I don't see a thread about it. One of the fundamental features of the iPad is its ability to conform to the user (however Jobs phrased that). There is no "up" with it; you don't have to conform to it or think about how to hold it. This feature gives the iPad more mass appeal, meaning that anyone from a three-year-old to an elderly Luddite can probably use one to some extent. The three-year-old can play educational games or look at pictures, and Grandma Luddite can finally correspond via email and can read her favorite magazines or books. Now it would be nice to be able to video chat with Grandma Luddite, but if there is a camera built into the device, she has to hold it a certain way. Otherwise, she'll be upside down or sideways in the video. On-the-fly rotation of live video is a lot to ask of a device right now, no? The obvious solution is to have a separate camera, connected wirelessly or else on a long leash. (Yes, much like the ones we used to have for desktops.) The camera could then sit wherever the user wants it, and you can still hold the iPad however it ends up in your hands. That way you can also use whichever camera you want instead of being stuck with whatever one came with the device. You can have a really nice camera in the living room of your home and a travel version the size of an iPod Shuffle for use on the go--whatever. Or if you have no need for one, you'll have no camera at all. I think the modular approach makes a lot of sense.