More Clues Found About iPad’s Future Video Chat Capabilities
Remember these rumors? They’ve popped up a few times, and obviously there’s no way they’re going to die down any time soon. We’d be willing to bet that, even after the iPad launches without the front-facing (or back, for that matter) camera, they’re still going to go strong. Maybe it’s just a dream, but obviously it’s something that a couple people out there want. Though, Apple isn’t completely without fault here. If they didn’t put these little strings of code, or application icons in their SDK for the world to find, maybe we’d all be a little bit more rational.
9to5 Mac has found some interesting material within the iPhone 3.2 SDK (which is what the iPad uses for its own SDK), and thankfully they were nice enough to spread the word. From what they can tell, there’s some pretty obvious markers within the system that shows that Apple definitely intends to include video calling on future releases of the iPad (and iPhone, at least). There have been some more rumors swirling around as of late that Apple’s iPhone was getting a front-facing camera in its new iteration, and these little trinkets of info only enforce that.
The obvious course would be that the iPad has been left out of this little addition, and that the focus is more on the iPhone. That does make sense, strictly on the fact that the new iPhone (4G?) hasn’t been leaked, or officially announced yet. There very well could be a front-facing camera on the thing. However, this doesn’t mean that the iPad has been left out entirely. There could be a surprise waiting in the wings for those who get the 3G model. Even more likely though, there are going to be future versions of Apple’s tablet, and they are likely to bring the new hardware. There’s a lot of speculation going on still, even after the public announcement, and that has us holding our guts and laughing. Apple is the king of product announcements, and they’ve got another winner on their hands. Forward unto March!
[via 9to5 Mac]