FaceTime for iPad 2
It went without saying even before the iPad 2 announcement today. FaceTime for iPad 2 was such a major addition to the iPhone 4 that it would be ridiculous not to bring it over to the larger format iPad 2. When Steve Jobs finally mentioned that the iPad 2 would come with dual iPad 2 Video Camera it was one of the most satisfying features from the entire iPad 2 announcement, besides the Verizon iPad 2.
It isn't surprising that Apple will be introducing the front-facing camera to the iPad 2, as the iPhone 4 iPod touch 4G and even Mac's have device-to-device video conferencing. During the teardown of the original iPad, it showed a placement for a FaceTime for iPad 2, something that Apple scrapped sometime during the production phase. The camera placement was located in the top middle, when the iPad was held horizontally.
On the rear of the iPad 2, an iPad 2 FaceTime could be used to shoot photos and video. There is, however, debate as to whether or not a rear-facing camera would be useful on a tablet computer with a 9.7-inch screen, according to PC World.
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