iPad 2 To Pack 1 Megapixel Rear-Facing Camera: Disappointed?

With the forthcoming iPad 2 on its way, rumors are still prevalent on the internet as to what the iPad 2 will look like in appearance, what internal and external features will be included, official release date and price. For many of you who are in the market for a new tablet device, will no doubt be getting itchy feet with decisions as to whether you bite the bullet now, and buy either the first gen iPad or equivalent or wait just a little longer for Apple’s new arrival?

But will today’s news be about to make that decision for you? The guys over at Ubergizmo have stated that on Apple’s Software Development Kit (SDK), information is surrounding the inclusion of a rear-facing camera into the iPad 2, but unfortunately it will only house a 1 megapixel unit. Disappointing news for some as on comparison to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, this packs a 3 megapixel.

As venturebeat.com reported via 9to5 Mac, if a rear facing camera featuring this resolution is used, then this equates to the current iPod Touch, and in terms of the iPhone 4 this will be nowhere near its present 5 megapixel. News is suggesting from 9to5 Mac, that the next generation tablet codenamed (K94) will house a VGA front-facing camera, although this to some may be acceptable, it still doesn’t seem enough when you compare it to other tablet devices featuring a 1 megapixel shooter.

On finishing up, we would like to remind you that again this is still rumor until officially announced. Any updates to this, we will let you know.

Give us your thoughts on this?

  • James

    Typical Apple. Less advanced than the competition :l I was really excited about the iPad 2, but if this is another half-arsed product then i'm getting the Playbook. It looks a hell of a lot better than this thing. The camera probably doesn't even have flash on the iPad 2, but they'll make a big deal out of it anyway because they are pathetic.

  • Jamman

    Yep, dissapointing. Another way for Apple to add to the Billions in profit.

  • Hong

    I think apple should think about their competitors out there!!! There's no way that the iPad 2 would beat some other tablets with just 1 megapixel, Like "Samsung Galaxy Tablet" or the "Motorola Xoom"
    These tablets are pretty hot!!
    I also heard that the iPad 2 would be unlikely to have a resolution upgrade. (stays the same)

    I am so dissapointed!!!

  • Fred

    Am I really going to go around taking pictures with an iPad? Really?