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iPad 2 Specs: 1MP Rear Camera in iOS 4.3 – Disappointed?

We have some surprising news to bring you now, as it has been reported that the upcoming Apple iPad 2 tablet may only possess a 1 megapixel rear camera, after new code was discovered in the latest release of iOS 4.3 beta 2.

As reported from Engadget, the information has surfaced from 9 to 5 Mac, as they have captured a screenshot from the latest beta of iOS 4.3, which they say relates specifically to the iPad 2.

The line of code reads “Back Facing 1MP Photo”, which may result in the iPad 2 having a 0.3 megapixel camera on the front, and a 1MP sensor on the back – which is hardly breathtaking is it?

Furthermore, the code was tied to the number K94 which is thought to be the internal codename for the iPad 2, since the original iPad was labelled as K48. The main point here though, is the possibility that you won’t be able to use the iPad 2 to take some professional looking photos.

Did you expect something bigger like a 3.2 or even a 5 megapixel sensor? Hopefully we have all got this wrong and Apple will put our minds at rest soon. If the iPad 2 does indeed ship with a 1MP rear camera though – how would you feel about this?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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