Will we see iPad webcam/camera accessories?

troop231

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That use the dock connector and mount like a traditional desktop cam would?
 

Gav2k

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No one here works high up enough in apple to answer the question, even if they did they couldn't answer.

From a theoretical standpoint I would say no we won't.
 

troop231

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No one here works high up enough in apple to answer the question, even if they did they couldn't answer.

From a theoretical standpoint I would say no we won't.
I meant 3rd party:confused:
 

Corsig

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I was thinking the same thing. They must be planning something to add a camera function especially with HP announcing their tablet with 2 cameras.
 

EarthDawn

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I was wondering this myself. I don't have a real need for it but I was thinking someone may come up with a way to hook in a webcam through the connector.
 

troop231

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I was wondering this myself. I don't have a real need for it but I was thinking someone may come up with a way to hook in a webcam through the connector.
This makes more sense than building it in, because most people wont use a built in camera anyways
 

Nykwil

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I believe there are licensing $$$$ issues if you develop an accessory that takes advantage of the dock connector and an app. It's probably why you don't see many devices yet. You would think someone would've made a bluetooth game controller or more accessories that take advantage of the dock connection
 

Goldfrapp

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Personally, I'm waiting for the 2nd gen. iPad with camera, 512MB RAM and standalone Apple Dictionary app.

Due out in October!!
 

charlituna

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Personally, I'm waiting for the 2nd gen. iPad with camera, 512MB RAM and standalone Apple Dictionary app.

Due out in October!!
nice thought but unlikely. iphone os devices have been and likely will stay on a 12 month cycle.

so only the ipod touch is likely to do anything in October (if not last Sept).