All iPads Why doesn't the iPad have a flash

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bt22, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. bt22 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Alabama
    #1
    I are in the process of testing iPods and iPads for use during a nighttime inspection process. One of the main uses will be to take pictures inside a van trailer used by a LTL common carrier. These pictures will be primarily taken during the night inside of dark trailers. Does anyone know why the iPad does not have a camera flash built in like the iPod? The device will be used to view shipping information on that particular shipment and the extra screen real estate of the iPad would really help but only the iPod has a flash. My company wants us to consider the Surface by Microsoft but the programmers want us to stay with Apple vs Android or Windows. Does anyone know of a flash attachment that would allow us to use the iPad instead?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    #2
    Not sure why they did that. I guess they expect you to use an iPhone? :confused:
     
  3. bt22 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Alabama
    #3
    our goal is to be able to scan a barcode attached to that shipment and then take pictures which will be tagged by that shipments pro or freight bill number. then the application will bring up the shipping info on this particular shipment and allowing us to review the specific info for this shipment.That is where the additional screen size of the iPad would come in handy. We do not want to deploy a device that will require any type of monthly fee such as a phone.
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    #4
    I'm not aware of a flash attachment for an iPad. It may be time to test the workflow using a flashlight. There may be a clip on type that could be attached to the top maybe?
     
  5. bt22 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Alabama
    #6
    thank you.... I appreciate your research and suggestion... I will continue to review this process
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    #7
    Or maybe an iPod touch? You said you wanted a big screen so this may not be an option, but the Touch has a LED flash, and no monthly fee. :D
     
  7. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    #8
    Because its already silly enough to have a camera on an 8 inch tablet, let alone the 9.6 one.

    I would rather go for Ipad mini without rear camera but like 60 usd cheaper. I never use camera on my Ipad anyway.
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    #9
    Yes, but the question is, if you HAD to use the iPad at night to take pictures, what are your options?
     
  9. hachiman macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    #10
    Flashlight.
     
  10. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

    rockyroad55

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    Phila, PA
    #11
    They're taking pictures of trailers. Not tiny closets.
     
  11. tyche macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
  12. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    #13
    Because Steve Jobs hated Adobe, duh

    ----------

    DAMMIT! beat me to it
     
  13. MrGimper macrumors 601

    MrGimper

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Location:
    Andover, UK
    #15
    I've always wondered why the ipad still doesn't have vibration.
     
  14. 960design macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    #16
    I spit coffee on my keyboard... lovely. :)
     
  15. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    #17
    He probably means a real flashlight, not the supermarket 2 D cell battery jobs.
     
  16. hologram macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    #19
    That's very arrogant of you. We don't care how you use your iPad, but there are plenty of people who would like a flash on theirs. Maybe when you grow up you'll realize that not everyone is exactly like you (luckily). :eek:
     
  17. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    #20
    U made it out to be such a serious issue. I am surprised.

    Anyway, i hope im not like you too who seem to do not have much life beside playing with his/her own tablet :)
     
  18. hologram macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    #21
    Don't worry, you're not. I don't think the world should revolve around me, and I'm grown up enough to realize that a flash on the iPad would really come in handy for a lot of people, me included. :D
     
  19. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    #22
    pretty sure he was just kidding around...
    that being said, this is pretty funny
     
  20. Gizard macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    #23
    I backed this project on kickstarter but it's not ready yet but I think something like this is exactly what you need
    http://iblazr.com/
     
  21. ZBoater macrumors G3

    ZBoater

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Florida
    #24
    Wow. That is very cool.
     
  22. Señor macrumors 6502

    Señor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    #25
    I thought you were complaining about why Apple doesn't support Adobe Flash on iOS.

    Maybe it would shine too brightly on the color gamut.
     

Share This Page