The iPad 2 will feature a somewhat underpowered cameras, it has been claimed, dashing hopes that the device’s imaging capabilities will be on par with the best Android slates.
Speculation over the quality of the Apple tablet take 2’s snappers stems from a report from 9 to 5 Mac, which unearthed the evidence after rolling up its sleeves and digging into the software developers kit seeded to app devs.
According to the site, the SDK makes mention of a one megapixel camera. However, it then goes to speculate that the rear facing snapper will be even less powerful than that. In fact we’re only getting a 0.7 megapixel number, putting the iPad 2 on a par with the 4th generation iPod Touch.
Somewhat disappointing? Certainly. And there’s worse to come. If our fave Macolytes are to be believed, the front facing camera will be a puny 0.2 megapixels. That means it’s strictly VGA quality.
Ameliorating things a little bit is that even though these cameras are far from the top of the line, they’ll still be able to handle FaceTime – so you can still make video calls and hold conferences.
Still, with the BlackBerry PlayBook sporting front and rear snappers of five and three megapixels respectively, it’s hard to shake the perception that Apple is missing a trick when it comes to catering for the needs of business users.
9 to 5 Mac