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Front Facing Camera, Flash, Zoom & Video Chat Support In iPad SDK

by on February 24th, 2010

Over the last few weeks, it has been widely revealed that the iPad is capable of supporting a front facing camera, however thus far the current generation iPad is camera-less.

One of the earliest pieces of camera evidence came from the find that the iPad has room in its enclosure to support a front facing video camera. Now, the iPad SDK brings even more evidence for camera related technologies and uses.

Looking closer at the iPad SDK, the software contains additional camera characteristics that are not present in the current iPhone SDK software. Those characteristics are API’s built in to test if a users iPad has a front facing camera, zoom, or flash.

A front facing camera would likely be used for video chat and camera zoom with flash would be used to enhance the would-be camera.

Looking at reports from 9to5Mac, menu items that support accepting or declining a video chat have also been revealed.

It has now come to a point that the iPad was absolutely destined to support a camera with video capabilities, but these features were not introduced in the soon to be released iPad.

The question that now remains is why are these camera features not included? What do you think?

[MacRumors]

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