can ipad 2 camera be used with skype?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by djbeanhead, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. djbeanhead macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2011
    my wife wants one of the new ipad 2 but we cant find out if the webcam will only work with facetime or if it can be used as a normal webcam with apps such as skype,msn messenger,yahoo messenger..etc...can someone please tell us :)

    also is the uk prices confirmed for ipad 2 ive asked in stores but they say they dont know ive had prices range from £429 all the way up too £529 !!!
  2. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    The iPhone 4 camera can be used for Skype, so I don't see why not. There is no Skype app for the iPad yet though.
  3. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    yes, i did it this past weekend and it works very nicely
  4. djbeanhead thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2011
    thanks for the quick replys :)

    so hows the video on skype is it clear and smooth ?also hows the hd rear camera in ipad 2 can that also be used when chatting?and when chatting can you use a bluetooth headset or do you have to use the inbuilt mic?thanks
  5. infam0uz macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2011
    Pensacola, Florida
    Yes, it works good on skype but id hold off until they update the skype software to an ipad version.

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