iPad If the camera is so important...

Jony Ive

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Why didn't Apple put a flash in the iPad Air 2?

I don't understand.


I bet whatever you want that Apple includes an LED flash to the iPad Air 3 next year.
 

Davidish

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I agree. iPad photography might look silly but if they're advertising camera features as a selling point they should have put in a flash. Besides, the flash is useful to use as a flashlight. The additional cost of adding it is probably minimal as well. We'll probably see it next year. #
 

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The camera upgrade was really not that important, it is likely they did not have alot to report so any improvement to the Air was reported.

Never needed a flash for my iPad as I do not use the rear camera. Front camera is well used for Facetime.
 

Jony Ive

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The camera upgrade was really not that important, it is likely they did not have alot to report so any improvement to the Air was reported.

Never needed a flash for my iPad as I do not use the rear camera. Front camera is well used for Facetime.
In the keynote Apple said that what consumers love the most when using the iPad is to take pictures , and because of that, it was important for them to upgrade the camera.

And that's why I don't understand the exclusion of an LED flash
 

Piggie

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In the keynote Apple said that what consumers love the most when using the iPad is to take pictures , and because of that, it was important for them to upgrade the camera.

And that's why I don't understand the exclusion of an LED flash
Agree.

It's so blindingly obvious, no matter what quality the camera is, even if it was just 1 megapixel, there should be a flash, it's simply something that should be with EVERY camera lens on any device.

The new Nexus 9 has a flash now, and I'd expect the iPad will finally get one, either on the iPad Air 3 or the Air 4.

Given the size of the iPad, and the Battery compared to the iPhone, and the tiny cost of adding a flash, really there is no excuse.

Even if I never used it, I still think it should be there for those who do, of perhaps the one time "I" really needed it.
 

neutrino23

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I like using the camera on the iPad. It is great to use to document small objects and parts or simple scenes. It is convenient to have the picture available immediately for use in a keynote or email.

I rarely use the flash on my iPhone. I find flash photography difficult even with a DSLR. Better to use good lighting with reflectors and diffusers. In a pinch you can cobble something together with printer paper. Photo paper is nice and bright.

Cortex Cam is a great app for taking pictures in low light. It averages together 100 or so images to produce a low noise image. Then you can manipulate brightness and contrast as needed.
 

Newtons Apple

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In the keynote Apple said that what consumers love the most when using the iPad is to take pictures , and because of that, it was important for them to upgrade the camera.

And that's why I don't understand the exclusion of an LED flash
It is called advertising.

I doubt the most favorite thing done with an iPad is to take pictures. :p

You really need to filter stuff like this out, kinda like our liar president. :eek:
 

sracer

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In the keynote Apple said that what consumers love the most when using the iPad is to take pictures , and because of that, it was important for them to upgrade the camera.

And that's why I don't understand the exclusion of an LED flash
As impossible it is to believe, maybe they lied. No LED flash, and removal of the Camera Roll in iOS 8 (later restored in 8.1) seems to be at odds with their statement.
 

MrGimper

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As impossible it is to believe, maybe they lied. No LED flash, and removal of the Camera Roll in iOS 8 (later restored in 8.1) seems to be at odds with their statement.

People like taking pictures with their iPad. Didn't say anything about people liking trying to find them on their device once they'd taken them :)
 

Davidish

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Is the iPad air 2 camera now the same as the iPhone 5S?
I think it's inferior to the 5s camera. Going off memory, I think the 5s had a f/2.2 and the iPad Air 2 has f/2.4. I also require the individual pixels on the 5s sensor being slightly larger but not too sure on that one.