Ramifications of no camera

Discussion in 'iPad' started by samcraig, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Ok - so no camera means more than just no ichat

    It means - no apps that use augmented reality
    It means - no quickly posting a JUST take photo on twitter, facebook or any other social networking device directly from the iPad
    It means no ability to create original video content and put into iWork or put in email or anything like that.

    Poor choice not to include even one camera in this device...
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Looks like there is a camera just not inluded in the device but an external USB jobby. Just hunting through apple.com and there is plenty of bits pointing towards an external camera.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It means they could put it into the 2nd revision of the product and entice people who bought rev A to buy rev B. ;)
     
  4. marklight macrumors 6502

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    i thought this was more for just importing pictures...

    it's a shame they didn't include some 3 or 5 mp camera, especially since they're relatively cheap.
     
  5. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Another reason the iPad doesn't appeal to me. If I'm going to buy an "all in one" device or one that claims to be - I don't want to carry around attachments like a keyboard, camera or anything else.


    Then again - I've stated on another thread that I think the iPad is evolutionary and not revolutionary. I am clearly not the target market because it fills NO need for me. I need something more powerful to edit video and portability is handled with my iphone. As for reading - I'm content with my Kindle 2 and e-ink and the weight of that device + how long the battery lasts.


    I think the iPad will sell. I'm just not interested.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    What are you on about?
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I know it states it's for importing but I'm sure someone will do an app for live feed via webcam. Till it's out I guess we won't know for sure but I'm with jessica on a rev b rather than a. Was caught out with the 2g iPhone. Not again!
     
  9. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    The 'Camera Connection Kit' .... its a Dock to USB adapter .... LAME
    They also have an SD reader adapter ... also LAME ... they could have included them on the device...

    The lack of a front camera means that VOIP (Skype) is not what it rightly should have been on a device like this - shame
     
  10. Nein01 macrumors 6502

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    exactly!

    this is the kind of bulls*** that happens in a profit based economy.

    you know they could have put a camera in it on THIS model, easily. that's what really pisses me off.

    the ipad isn't a product, it's a gimmick.
     
  11. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    I was really surprised that there was no camera. If they can put it in an ipod nano, they could have worked it into the ipad with minimal costs.
     
  12. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad is way too big for a convenience (like the iPhone) camera.

    Habitus :apple:
     
  13. mikerr macrumors regular

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    +1

    Sad to say, but so true.
     
  14. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Not if they are touting is as revolutionary. On some levels - it's a step backwards. To not offer similar capabilities that they have on "lesser" devices - they are shooting themselves in the foot for usability - as mentioned by several limitations by not having one.

    Another example of their "misfire" here is that they claim the iPad is the best way to read email. Really? Too bad they didn't make an integrated email inbox. Or allow you to delete several emails at once by clicking a beginning and end point. No - you still need to click each email you want to delete to tag it.

    Again - the iPad is evolutionary. Revolutionary? Not so much.
     
  15. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    While partially true, it does limit many interesting implementations as the OP and others have noted. I think it would've been a great iChat client along with the other mentioned uses.
     
  16. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    I'm not defending the iPad. I think it has a place for some people.

    But, when SJ said it's the best way to READ email, what does that have to do with how you manage the emails? Sure it needs work, so we'll see what they end up with in OS 4.0.

    I've got a MBP and a 3GS. I have no real world use for the iPad.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    How many cameras does a person need? Most all of us already have one on our pockets in our phone.
     
  18. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    You'd be surprised how many people would like to read then seamlessly send a photo update to facebook or something...

    from the john.
     
  19. marksman macrumors 603

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    No camera means less stupid and dumb pictures cluttering up the world I live in?


    This device has a stupid form factor for a camera. Not every device invented needs to have a camera built into it.

    What is with all this desire to steal people's souls anyways?
     
  20. codo macrumors 6502

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    We have ourselves a winner! Everybody should listen to this and stop moaning about it.
     
  21. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Moan? I wasn't moaning. I was raising the issue of what not having a camera means for the user. Not once did I complain about it. Nor did anyone else really. We're objectively discussing the downsides of not having one on this device.
     
  22. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    On the lack of camera.

    Maybe Apple will create a cable to connect an iPhone to the docking port to be used as a remote camera.
     
  23. Nein01 macrumors 6502

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    umm... no?

    this is exactly what we should be moaning about!

    everything is always half-assed in our society. because of $$$
     
  24. Metzgermeister macrumors member

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    Was really amazed there's no camera. Really missed an opportunity there.
    The camera shouldn't be on the backside, but on the front. iChat, Skype... those sort of apps would make a great benefit for the iPad together with the camera.

    Like already mentioned, probably something which will come in like a year with rev B.

    Anyway, I am interested but will wait for the next model.
     
  25. codo macrumors 6502

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    The comment wasn't directed at you personally, apologise if you took offence. My point is anyone that follows Apple should be well aware of their of how their business has operated in regard to updating iPhone features since 2007 - I see no reason to believe this will be any different.

    Apple ARE a business, their obligation to their shareholders is to maximise profit, despite the God-like conception some on this forum have about the company.
     

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