Is Apple Already Planning the iPad 2?

Tons and tons of sites have made a point of listing all the features missing from the iPad. Among them was a forward facing camera. With no camera present at all, many tech fans wondered what Apple was thinking not including either a forward facing camera or a more traditionally located camera on the back of the device.

It seems that in leaving the camera out, Apple was just being Apple. That is, the company left it out of the first device because they'll likely include the camera in an updated model in the future.

Mission Repair recently received a box of iPad parts and notice that the metal, internal frames had a space that looked suspiciously camera-sized. The lads grabbed a standard webcam from a Unibody MacBook and lo and behold, it fit into the mysterious space in the frame like a hand in a glove.

*Images via Mission:Repair

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  • Abrahm
    Is anyone really surprised by this? Apple has to release a mediocre product, let all of the zealots buy it up at a premium price, then release a slightly improved but still mediocre version of the product a few months later for everyone to buy again. Rinse and repeat.
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  • werxen
    Ah yes. Typical apple.... Only release decent models of 'x' after 2-3 years of dumbass fanbois buying your product at insane prices.
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  • Miharu
    I hope this time customers will be cleaver and just don't BUY this mediocre product.
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  • Abrahm
    Is anyone really surprised by this? Apple has to release a mediocre product, let all of the zealots buy it up at a premium price, then release a slightly improved but still mediocre version of the product a few months later for everyone to buy again. Rinse and repeat.
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  • werxen
    Ah yes. Typical apple.... Only release decent models of 'x' after 2-3 years of dumbass fanbois buying your product at insane prices.
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  • fonzy
    I hope Apple figures out that there are other tablets that are coming out that are far superior. They can't just rely on the name and the app store to sell it's product.
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