A quick remark on the iPad camera

There isn’t a camera on the iPad but there appears to be space for a front facing one. Having used the iPad, it is easy to see that a camera would have been, at best, useless and, at worst, a source of ridicule for Apple. Why? Because if you conducted a video call using the iPad in its natural resting position, the camera would be shooting up your nose. Alternatively, you will need to hold it steady in front of your face. The problem with that is that you can’t do anything else; even if you had multi-tasking. One of the big benefits of a video call on a laptop or computer is that you can still do stuff like browse the web while on the call. So there won’t ever be a front facing camera on the iPad. Now, a camera on the iPod touch? That is a different matter and is ridiculously long overdue.

2 thoughts on “A quick remark on the iPad camera”

  1. “So there won’t ever be a front facing camera on the iPad. ”
    Predicting what Apple will do is risky.
    A front facing camera would open up an opportunity for those making Apple accessories. An iPad on a stand could be a useful video conferencing device.


  2. Apr 3 iPad denialists
    Apr 4 iPad, therefore I am
    Apr 5 Podcast on Newspapers
    Apr 5 10 things about the iPad we will laugh about
    Apr 9 iAds: Potentially Big
    Apr 13 iPad in the Age
    Apr 16 The future of publishing
    Apr 18 A quick remark on the iPad camera

    More than half of your recent blogs are comments on Apple products (specifically iPads)!
    To be honest it is getting a bit tiresome and boring…


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