I think that it would be a killer feature to have a user facing camera to use it in ichat and skype - to me is the only thing (hardware wise) that is missing.
I dont see why the camera would need to swivel. It works great on my MBP and I don't see how it would be hard to comfortable hold the ipad at a camera friendly angle.
The only problem I see is on what edge should they mount the camera it. I think that on the top (narrow edge) would be better for general purposes.
I really want to get a 16GB iPad ASAP, but an annoying little voice inside me says that I should wait for the second gen. when it hopefully gets the camera and the memory bumped to 32GB (on the base model).
But then again, the iphone did not get a front facing camera in its second or third generation.
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When do you think the next generation iPad will have a camera built in? Do you think next April or summer? Any rumors??? I'm waiting for the next generation but I really want one bad!!!
Or the January after that... perhaps 2012... if sales continue like they are. No incentive to do an update in 2011 at this point. So do you want to wait THAT long?We'll all find out next January.
I think a front facing camera and a rear facing would both be silly on the iPad.would a rear-facing seem a little silly on an iPad? Hold it up and say cheese! Hahaha.
it was for the ambient light censor. its still their now if you look closely.I believe if you check back on some of the early posts of iPad parts you will the the frame had an opening to support a front facing camera, I believe it was even a front page posting