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Apple Job Posting Hints At Future iPad Camera

by on February 8th, 2010

One of the expected, but ultimately cut, features of the iPad was a built-in iSight camera. While the soon-to-be-released iPad did not have a camera (it still could though!), it seems that a version 2.0 iPad may include such a feature.

A recent job posting at Apple seeks a Performance QA Engineer for iPad Media, which suggests that the iPad may receive video capture capabilities in the future.

The Interactive Media Group (IMG), as per the job posting, provides the media and graphics foundation across all of Apple’s products, such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod, iTunes, and Mac OS.

The Media Systems team is looking for a software quality engineer with a strong technical background to test still, video and audio capture and playback frameworks. Build on your QA experience and knowledge of digital camera technology (still and video) to develop and maintain testing frameworks for both capture and playback pipelines. You will work together with the development team to ensure quality. Your focus will mainly be on performance testing and developing performance measurement test tools. You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of methodical testing strategies and accompanying test documentation.

We reported on the recent evidence from the iPad enclosure that there is space for a camera, so this new job posting definitely adds to the idea.

Do you want a camera in the iPad? How would you use it?

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