At the iPad 2 launch today Scott Forstall introduced two apps that will be pre-installed on the iPad 2, in order to take advantage of the new front- and back-facing video cameras. Both apps have been previously available on other Apple devices, of course, but itâ€™s the first time that theyâ€™ve been on iPad (well it would have been silly to have them on there without cameras, I guess!)
First up, Photo Booth, which lets you apply fun visual effects, including eight photo special effects, such as Squeeze, Twirl and Kaleidoscope, to photos captured by either of the iPad 2â€™s two cameras. When demoing the software during the launch, Forstall said that such is the power of the iPad 2, he was able to show nine live video streams at once on the big screen.
FaceTime is the second app, of course, which will be very familiar to owners of other Apple devices. The iPad 2â€™s front and rear cameras will enable you to make FaceTime calls to millions of iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod touch and Mac users via a Wi-Fi connection.
Source: Live from Apple's iPad 2 event (update: it's over!) -- Engadget, Apple
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