My feeling is that for the iPad, as well as the mini form factor, the cameras just suck. It is not so much their quality as the ergonomics. The thought that occurred to me was that the pair of cameras ought to be replaced by a single camera on a sort of gooseneck. The camera+gooseneck would lie flush, just inside the "top" (power button) edge of the iPad, where its lens would never be subjected to accidental contact. The user could then lift it out of its trough/slot and aim it as needed, forward or back. Most likely, the camera app or facetime would automagically launch when the camera was pulled out, depending on the user's selection in Settings. Having a single camera would allow for it to be higher quality at the same cost. What do you think? Do you use your camera(s) a lot? Would a design like this encourage you to use it more?