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Second-Gen iPad Coming With Camera

Rumor Mill: All Signs Point to a Camera For the Next iPad

According to recently discovered documents, the next generation iPad will come with a camera. The document, which detailed Apple's iPad management policies for IT departments to use when using the devices for corporate use, mentions the ability to disable the use of the camera. Additionally, an Apple job posting alludes to the presence of a camera in the job description for an iPad Media Performance Engineer.

As soon as Apple's iPad was announced earlier this year, critics lamented the absence of a front-facing camera. And once the iPhone 4 emerged with the addition of a forward-facing camera, speculation started that the new iPad would feature one, too. I'm not surprised that Apple is planning to include a camera, but even speculative confirmation of the addition is exciting. And since FaceTime works only over WiFi (well, it works only over WiFi if you leave your phone's settings as Apple intended), using it on the iPad and iPod Touch is a natural fit.

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