A new iPad model could be just around the corner, with Apple’s enterprise support docs reported to contain reference to camera functions not found in the current generation iPad. Will the iPad 2 pack a camera for FaceTime chats?
MacNN and Apple Insider report references inside Apple’s support documents for enterprise management tools. The enterprise management software lets IT departments limit access to iPad functions, such as Safari or music playback, and even wipe devices remotely. However, the documentation supporting the iPad software makes reference to restricting camera use, despite the fact the current iPad lacks a camera.
There’s a chance, of course, that this is a typo and not a reference to the functions of a new iPad. There’s every possibility the reference is a hangover from re-worked iPhone documentation, although this isn’t the first time suspicions have been raised over a new iPad with a camera built-in.
Back in February, the iPad SDK revealed mentions of a camera function built into the iPad, while hardware teardowns have revealed space for the required components.
Are you holding out for the “iPad 2” in hopes it’ll come packing a camera and FaceTime abilities, or does the thought of a looming mush the size of an iPad’s screen fill you with dread? Shout up in the comments below, and read our original iPad review if you still haven’t slapped your hands on one.