The First iPad Webcam Is a Sad Sight
first effort/concept looks pretty clunky, but I've read that there might be a bunch of accessories for the dock connector in the near future.
Also, don't forget about the apps- Camera A and Wireless Camera- that link your iPhone to the iPad wirelessly (BT or WiFi) in order to give the iPad access to the camera with live preview. In fact one of the apps gives a live preview of what ever is on the iPhones screen, so what if it was a video call? Actual video capture is coming to those apps soon, or so I heard from a dev when I emailed them. So I would guess live streaming for video calls wouldn't be too hard to pull off after that. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Oh, and I'm so with ya.... iOS 4 IS totally gonna rock, even more so when it's in my iPhone 4 Got my finger on the pre-pre-order button already
Last edited by iTazm0n; 06-09-2010 at 05:09 PM.
Do you think Steve Jobs is going to give the bank away on the first release.. Nope,,,, no way... nada nada nada... We will see a camera version soon so we can all go out and buy another new iPad, then soon after that version we will see another version with SD expansion slots so we can all go out and buy another version and the story goes on and on... The only lucky ones out of this deal is our kids, spouses and friends who get the hand-me-downs.
Isn't it amazing how the world turns
I think that Steve Jobs held back on the camera for purely commercial reasons is a bit too cynical.
Like everything else about the iPad his aim was to keep it as simple and problem free as possible for the initial release while testing the waters.
And yes subsequent models will always be better but that's normal for evolution. If they ain't extinction awaits....
Ay Capt! Agree with you wholeheartedly!
And the queueing will start once SJ makes another announcement next year !
You don't see people queueing for Dell or HP products.....
Let's face it.....early adopters of Apple products will always get to play with the devices earlier than the rest.....but we may get stuck with it once the 2nd Gen comes out.
The thing is to decide whether the 2nd gen warrants an upgrade for us.
I like the idea but I don't think that is going to happen. Reason being that next year gen 2 will likely have a camera maybe 2 and apple know that people will swarm the apple store to get it. Apple didn't put everything in the first iPad for a reason. I think that this gen was gonna have a camera but apple know that it would sell with or without one so they decided to hold off until the second generation