a neat camera idea for the ipad

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  1. jdraziw

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    i just watched the keynote from the wwdc.

    iOS4 is going to rock.

    i believe the only thing im starting to want in my ad is some form of a camera... which im pretty sure is going to come in a future model... BUT

    do you think ots possible that apple could develop a dockpin camera? i think that would be killer IF its possible... and that MANY who bought the first genration iPad would possibly buy one...

    im not talking about just any camera... im talking about a camera like the one on the iphone 4... a dockpin camera with front and rear lenses (so iPad users could also have FaceTime... and of course the 5 megaixels with the flash.

    i believe it's possible, to the fact that they could make a camera that is powered by the iPad when plugged in, and having a camera app to take pictures, then when a picture is taken, it is saved in the manner that photos are transfered to the iPad through the camera connection kit.

    it would be a dream come true for me, haha.

    what do yall think?

    it seems that apple and steve jobbs will take notice to suggestions if there are numbers behind a cause.

    i have a design in my head and it is wonderful... a dosckpin cam, front and rear lenses, with a little swivel to it for positioning at an angel.
     
  2. Hasty

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    Nice idea. I expect someones already working on it.

    That said I doubt I would buy one. Thinking back over the years, I can count on my fingers the times I bothered to use Skype.
    I suspect my daughter got more usage than I and I don't intend giving her any excuse to grab my iPad.
     
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    Yeah, cool idea! Didn't think about the front and rear webcam !

    If they can have a dual cam connected directly to the 30-pin connector and the size is small, I'd definitely get it.

    Imagine being able to run iChat on the iPad and view the other party in full-screen mode!

    Gotta pester the developers to come up with an app asap!
     
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    @hasty i have wondered myself if someone else possibly could already be working on one... *crosses fingers*

    @fotonutz yeah... you'd think they could make something at least as thin and no bigger than the iphone 4, but not as long.
     
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    I would buy it probably, just for shits and giggles. I bet it would be super expensive though.

    The only thing is, if the OS isn't set up to use a camera (like if they disable that part of the code for the iPad version of the OS), how would it work?
     
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    Would it be possible to create an app, similar to iChat and get it to interface thru the 30-pin connector?

    I think Apple may be able to come up with a small add-on CMOS camera if the market share for the iPad is substantial.

    If this camera can also be used with the iTouch, iPhone 3G, iPad with the relevant apps, the market share for Apple will be worth billions!

    They already have 80M iPhone and iTouch users who are not able to use FaceTime, so, an add-on camera may be another avenue for Apple to sell another device:D
     
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    It would almost have to be Apple supported otherwise I don't see how the drivers would work. If the iPhone camera drivers are embedded into the iPad OS, which they may or may not be, and just lying dormant, that doesn't solve the issue of an aftermarket camera.

    Plus it wouldn't make much business sense I don't think for Apple to make one. Because then when iPad 2 comes out, if it has a camera, people are less likely to upgrade because they can just buy the accessory.
     
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    Revision 2 of the iPad is going to be released next year with a camera....Apple does this purposefully all the time. They release a product, missing a few features, then include them on the next release so it gives people an incentive to buy it.

    Take the first gen iPhone, it had EDGE data, EDGE!!! 10 year old technology....."amazing" how the 3G was released a year later.
     
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    2,000,000 and counting, with no sign of slackening. Estimated 1 iPad currently being sold every 13 seconds. I'm thinking the definition of 'substantial' may have been exceeded.

    Given that the second most quoted complaint that I've seen has been the lack of a camera, the market for such a gizmo is clearly there. If it could be done for the price of basic digital camera I'd buy it. The question of whether the iPad could power such a thing is an issue, but I'd solve that by having a seperate rechargeable battery in the camera...

    (lack of flash supportwas the most quoted complaint, and given that most of the streaming video sites are scrambling to become 'iPad friendly', flash now seems just as irrelevant as was predicted)
     
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    Actually SJ said they were Selling at a pace of one iPad every 3 seconds, not 13 :)

    I would actually prefer if a company made a small compact bluetooth webcam that you could clip onto the iPad.. And also move the camera head around. That way the dock connector would still be free. Hmm... I know there is one out there now but.. Not too big of a fan of the price and low quality camera
     

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