iPad 2 To Sport Only 1-Megapixel Rear Camera And Proximity Sensor?


Folks over at 9To5Mac have stumbled on some entries in the iOS 4.3 Beta 2 file system that indicates that the iPad 2 would ship with two cameras.

We have heard several rumors that suggest that iPad 2 would get a camera. Couple of days back, we had reported that iOS 4.3 Beta 2 contains images, which indicates that the second generation iPad will get a front facing camera and also come pre-installed with Apple’s FaceTime, Camera and Photo Booth app.

Based on the image discovered in iOS 4.3 SDK, it looks like iPad 2 might get only a 1-megapixel rear camera, contrary to earlier reports that claimed that iPad 2 would come with a 5-megapixel camera. Earlier reports about the 5 megapixel camera revolved around the possibility of OmniVision Technologies making a 5-megapixel rear camera unit for the iPad 2. OmniVision happens to be the same company that makes the rear camera units for iPhone 4.

The front-facing camera could turn out to be a VGA unit for Apple’s FaceTime video calling feature.

In related news, a Brazilian blog claims that the iPad 2 would also sport a proximity sensor. The purpose of the sensor will be to “enable the iPad to sense when the cover on a case has been opened or closed and correspondingly automatically lock or unlock the device.”

It remains to be seen how much of this actually turns out to be true when iPad 2 is released.

Do you fancy an iPad 2 with a 1-megapixel camera?

[via 9To5 Mac]