All iPads Removing Camera: How much will it bring the down the price?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bembol, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    Seriously, who use Tablets to take pics? Majority owns a (Smart/Super) Phone that gets the job done, do we really need it in Tablets.

    I personally would rather have the next iPad mini (Retina) without a Camera.
  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    About $0.00.

    Hypothetical Thread:

    [All Hypothetical Camera-less iPads] Adding Camera: How much will it add to the price?

    I'll bet that thread will be more popular.
  3. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    iPad mini is great for facetime.

    I'm playing to use the iPad mini camera for facetime chat, to scan barcodes, price scanners, scanning documents, take photos, use text to language translation, and augmented reality.

    I wish the Nexus 7 had a rear camera.
  4. lianlua macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2008
    Actually, getting rid of both cameras altogether could have dropped the price down to $300ish.

    The camera parts estimates are around $16-21 ($4-5 for FaceTime cam, $12-16 for the back camera), so with margin, around $22-28 off the retail price for a hypothetical camera-less iPad mini. Even if estimates are over by half, it'd still be good for a $15 shave.
  5. Halon X macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2005
    Malibu, CA
    I personally would not have bought a mini if it didn't have at least a front/FaceTime camera!

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