Steve Jobs called the Apple iPad “magical” and “revolutionary.”
But, it doesn’t come with a camera, so people are grumbling.
Even the most basic of cellphones have cameras, now.
Alas, does the latest and greatest in Apple-land render people incapable of making their own videos and posting photos?
The rumor mill has started.
A built-in camera may be coming.
Dozens of news reports point to Mission: Repair, a Kansas-based company that fixes iPods, iPhones and other Apple products.
Its repair blog: blog.missionrepair.com won’t load on the Web – probably because it’s been overloaded with people trying to find out more information about a built-in camera.
It was that blog that claimed the company had iPad frames in stock and that those metal frames had a place for the iSight camera.
Among the reports:
From the Christian Science Monitor: An employee from the company decided to slot the camera from an Apple MacBook into the opening in the frame – and, voila! Here's a blurb from the company blog:
"Guess what, it fits right in there. The camera slips in the frame, the lens fits in the hole, the LED that indicates that the camera is on, fits, and the ambient light sensor hole is also correct. It appears that the plans to have camera in the iPad is a reality. I’m looking forward to the iPad."
And, from the Mac Observer:
"Upon opening them up and getting our hands on some of these rare items, we immediately noticed what appears to be a 'spot' for a camera within the iPad frame," the company said on its blog.
For now it’s just buzz, as Apple is keeping quiet. Consumers will have to wait until March before they can find out.
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