Will iOS 4.2.1 allow for an external camera?

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  1. caver3d

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    Such as an external (not embedded) video cam which would connect through the add-on accessory camera connector (with USB port) so we can Skype with video. Or do we have to wait for the second gen iPad?

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    Yeah, no that's not a current option.
     
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    It may not be currently available, but are you saying an external video cam is not possible with the first gen iPad and iOS 4.2.1?

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    It's a slim version of OSX...so yes anything is possible. It's really a matter of someone releasing drivers to allow it to work, and then apps to work with.
     
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    With the next gen of iPad most likely being announced in 2 months, I doubt they will even bother will allowing the 1G to use a 3rd party camera.
     
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    that would be quite cool because every says the next gen will probably come out with face time...


    i'd want face time on my 1st gen because i'm not rich, i can't afford another iPad.

    hopefully when face time is release somebody will make a hack or something to allow it.


    maybe simple webcam to the camera kit?
     
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    That makes no sense. What about the millions of first gen iPads out there? This is one of the glaring omissions with the iPad, and Apple will de facto admit to this if they launch a second gen iPad with a camera.

    I'm hoping that iOS 4.2 allows for such an accessory with the current iPads, and I hope that we see some 3rd party solutions to this (it won't come directly from Apple). This may be a real opportunity for other vendors. To offer Skype with no option ever available for video with the current iPads is really tragic.

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    I'm holding out for the MacPad! Waiting on Lion!!
     

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