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Apple iPad 2: Camera and FaceTime Likely

The current iPad was expected to come with a camera, but Apple let us down. We now have high hopes that the iPad 2 – or whatever it will be called – will come with a front facing camera to allow for FaceTime calls. This is according to some recent news posted on AppleInsider.

It seems that a document from Apple shows that they have been looking for a Performance QA Engineer to work on the iPad; they want the person to have a great knowledge of software engineering with technical expertise.

The job listing also ask if they have experience for testing video and audio capture – this says camera to me. Currently FaceTime is only available on the iPhone 4, but it is expected to become a new feature on the upcoming iPod Touch fourth-generation 2010 model.

We have known for some time that Apple plans to offer a camera on its next iPad device, but this is the best proof yet. We do not know when the second-generation iPad will be released, but it could be in Q4 2010 or in January, which would be one-year after the launch of the current model.



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