Apple iPad 2 Camera Details Revealed by iOS 4.3 Firmware

Posted on Jan 14 2011 - 10:43pm by Richard Sharp

The recent mock up of the Apple iPad 2 which was seen at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas and the photos and videos which have been leaked on the internet have all led us to believe that the latest model of the Apple tabled will come with dual cameras on it.

The idea which most industry experts have been convinced by is that there will be a front facing camera for video calls purposes and one at the back for taking snaps and which will give you 5 megapixels on it. The models we have seen certainly back up this theory, even though no software details have given further weight to it. Up until now that is.

Now part of this speculation has been further solidified with the news that the iOS 4.3 operating system includes an iPad photo taking application on it. It is widely expected that this is the system that the latest generation of the iPad will run on, and the software development kit pertaining to it includes the software which would allow Apple’s new tablet to take pictures.

The only fact which might disappoint those of us who are eagerly awaiting the new iPad is that the latest information suggests that the iPad 2 will have the same 1024 x 768 resolution as the first generation of the device. While we were rather hoping for an enhanced camera on the new model all hope is not lost, as it may be that the apparent lack of an improved resolution is simply due to the fact that the snapshot which provides us with these details simply doesn’t show the new machine’s full capability.   

An announcement on the release date of the latest version of the iPad could come at the start of February, and more rumours will definitely be seen before then.

Photo: 9 to 5 mac

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