Rumours that the second generation iPad will feature a camera have been lent fresh credence today, after a keen-eyed cove spotted a device with a front-facing snapper at yesterday’s launch of The Daily.
Rupert Murdoch and chums lifted the lid on NewsCorp’s tilt at the iPad-only newspaper, developed in close conjunction with Apple, in New York yesterday. And while said event was for the most part every bit as rigidly stage-managed as you’d expect, it appears that in places the organisation wasn’t quite as tight as it should have been.
That’s the only conclusion you can really draw after a report from Reuters detailing how an eyewitness at the launch clocked what is purported to be an iPad 2 in full working order. According to the tech deep throat, the snapper is located at the top of the glass screen, although he didn’t manage to get any photos as evidence.
A camera was, by comment consent, one of the current-gen iPad’s major omissions. And it’s widely anticipated in the tech press that Apple is keen to address this second time around, with the smart money on dual snappers to allow users to take advantage of the FaceTime video calling app.
Other rumoured specs include expandable memory via microSD card, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and a wholly touchscreen UI sans a home button.
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