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    iPad (2nd generation?) to have Camera?
    According to this report, the current iPad frame has the internal cutout to accommodate a Macbook type iSight camera.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/02/02/repai...s-camera-slot/

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    Read about this. It's a bit interesting. But I don't think a camera would sell well with the iPad.
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    i know someone actually who was excited and going to buy one, but turned away bc the lack of a cam. but i guess the lack of ichat (if they knew about it) would have done just a good job turning them away

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    Well if you read it carefully it states that no has had been able to get their hands on the iPad yet, let alone some repair shop in kansas getting it. It looks like the chinese are getting ready for duplicate housing.

    If you check this same article at gizmodo, it details the facts.
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    baaahahaha this is hilarious

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    Hahaha, beat me to it.

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    It's totally true!!

    My buddy runs an auto salvage yard in Nowwheresville, IN and he is already fully stocked with iPad repair parts!
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    I was thinking the same thing how in the world would repair parts be released before an apple product. To Add if anything goes wrong with any apple product you have at min 3 months coverage upto 1 year with out an extended warranty.

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    I think I have figured out the REAL reason the iPad does not have a front side video camera.

    (The reason they don't have a back-side camera is because it would be stupid)

    The reason is because:

    a. They'd have to fix iChat to make it work with PCs, and much more reliably with Macs. This would probably entail buying Skype.

    b. You know Steve -- videochatting would HAVE to work beautifully under wifi AND 3g before he'd do something like that.

    c. Imagine the strain on the already-overloaded 3G networks if a great videochatting program were to appear on millions of people's iPads (and of course PCs).

    That last one's the real killer, but I think it has something to do with all three. So no camera in iPad gen 2 either.

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    Honestly, it could easily have been feedback from AT&T that kept the camera out of iPad gen 1 - I can hear them saying "our network can barely keep up with the iPhone, give us a year to fix the backbone before you completely tank our network!"

    And --- the lack of a camera is an issue.

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    I read that article too. I think this is Apple attempt to milk the first as much as they can from the first generation since there are people who will buy it no matter what the ipad comes out with in it's first generation. I would seriously bet money that it will have a camera built in…probably as soon as the next update version comes out. After all, it really does make sense to have a camera with the keyboard-dock stand. Thankfully, I'm am really patient this time around

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    I could see the network issue holding it back if Apple made a deal to keep it off for the inexpensive non-contract data plans, but I think that's that the $129 3G bump is for.

    But I actually think it's just Apple holding back a feature for gen 2 or 3. For me it doesn't matter as I have no interest in a camera. The one on my MBP annoys me anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammySlim View Post
    Honestly, it could easily have been feedback from AT&T that kept the camera out of iPad gen 1 - I can hear them saying "our network can barely keep up with the iPhone, give us a year to fix the backbone before you completely tank our network!"

    And --- the lack of a camera is an issue.

    Cheers
    AT & T just revised their prior statements about video on their network and have given the go ahead for Sling to work over 3G. I see an iPad with a camera in our future...would be nice if it was part of the 3G release.

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    I have to be honest and further admit that I *very* rarely use the iSight camera to do any videochatting. I like having the *option,* but in real life I much prefer audio chatting.

    So the iPad's lack of a cam doesn't really bother me. If it had lacked a MIC I would have been upset.

    PS. "Fixing" the cam problem is a matter of sticking one on the dock connector and holding the iPad "upside down." You *have* to know that people like Griffin are working on this already, so again it's kind of a non-issue IMHO.

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    You would think people would want flash player so they can go to all websites, and not worry about a camera lol.

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