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Apple’s iPad has Camera Potential

Written on August 04, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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iPad was launched without a camera, as opposed to the rumors that it will have. However, rumors might turn into facts one way or another, now that iPad was discovered to have a camera potential.

Corporate users of ’s can disable the use of . This management profile policies is an evidence of the intent to include on future models. Configuration profile tools provided by Apple for iOS devices features variety of settings and restrictions. It allows company to impose how devices are used and to configure services. The policy can also force strong password and security features, such as the number of times a password attempt can fail. It can even block access to features like iTunes store, Safari or YouTube.

Cameras can be disabled to iPhone, but no iPad models currently do. However, the profile specifically included in the iPad documentation notes the ability to restrict camera use. Rumors, prior to launch, has it that Apple’s tablet might include a camera. But the device only provided the ability to connect to external cameras. Functions, like API support for camera, flash and zoom were discovered in the iPad-only 3.2 developer builds. Those APIs may have been part of software deveopment to support iPhone 4, but Apple posted a job list for a Performance QA Endgineer for iPad Media. Part of the job description is to “build on your QA experience and knowledge of digital camera technology (still and video) to develop and maintain testing frameworks for both capture and playback pipelines”. It seems that the next models of iPad will include a camera, preferably front-facing to support .

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