Continuing to increase the expectation that at least a front-facing (and back-facing) camera will debut in the next iPad, DigiTimes is reporting that market rumors point to Taiwanese firm Largan Precision as having been selected to provide the camera lens for the next-generation device.
At this time however, Largan is refusing to comment on the rumors, making it difficult to track the claim.
Largan Precision has declined to comment on market rumors indicating the company will be the sole lens module supplier for Apple’s upcoming iPad 2 tablet with shipments to kick off in the first quarter of 2011, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
What you will notice is that the report only indicates that Largan has begun shipping 5-megapixel lens modules for tablet devices. The report does not indicate if Largan is actually the provider of VGA-resolution front-facing cameras or higher-resolution rear-facing cameras for the iPad.
While a lot of this is just rumor, it is known that Largan currently supplies the 5-megapixel lens module for the rear-facing camera on iPhone 4. So expanding that to the iPad may be likely.
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