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be236 Level 1 Level 1

Anyone know the resolution of this camera in the back? Apple doesnt seem to list this spec. This camera seems very grainy with poor resolution.. Is it just 640x480 ? or 1MP, 2MP?

 

On an aside, this "new iPad," (I just dont know why Apple didnt give it a proper name as in "iPad 3" or whatever)... so when the next iPad comes out, will it be called "the newer iPad" or "newest iPad?").. Geez.... Apple needs a "naming department." (heh)..

Solved by Julian Wright on Mar 17, 2012 3:09 PM Solved
iPad 2 back camera is 1280 x 720pixels or 0.92MP. The next iPad will most likely also be called "iPad" just like all the various models of iPod touch, MacBook, iMac and MacPro are just called iPod touch, MacBook, iMac and MacPro too.
Reply by Allan Sampson on Mar 17, 2012 3:14 PM Helpful
http://www.macworld.com/article/1158310/ipad_2_faq.html On an aside, this "new iPad," (I just dont know why Apple didnt give it a proper name as in "iPad 3" or whatever)... so when the next iPad comes out, will it be called "the newer iPad" or "newest iPad?"). http://theweek.com/article/index/225357/why-apple-didnt-call-its-new-tablet-the- ipad-3

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  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6

    iPad 2 rear facing camera is .92 megapixel.  That's less then 1 megapixel.  It was designed for high resolution pictures and has been a bone of contention with many users, which is why, one would presume, the New iPad has a 5 Megapixel CMOS Sensor camera, which should produce far nicer pictures.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7

    iPad 2 back camera is 1280 x 720pixels or 0.92MP.

     

    The next iPad will most likely also be called "iPad" just like all the various models of iPod touch, MacBook, iMac and MacPro are just called iPod touch, MacBook, iMac and MacPro too.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1158310/ipad_2_faq.html

     

    On an aside, this "new iPad," (I just dont know why Apple didnt give it a proper name as in "iPad 3" or whatever)... so when the next iPad comes out, will it be called "the newer iPad" or "newest iPad?").

     

    http://theweek.com/article/index/225357/why-apple-didnt-call-its-new-tablet-the- ipad-3

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6

    And to continue Julian's point, just calling it iPad, probably makes the most sense.  A numbering system, would ultimately get tired over the years.  Imagine in 10 years, people buying iPad 13..........

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
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    I'm still trying to get "Fred" to catch on.

  • be236 Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah, but then how do you differentiate (refer to a particular model) if they all have the same names?

     

    So, do I just say, "I got the 5th iPad" or "I go the 2nd iPad?"

     

    Again, Apple going with a generic name just makes it confusing!!

     

    I'm surprised why they just dont name all their products, "iOS!" (heh)...

     

    I rememeber the good old days when they had names/numbers, like "Power Mac 8500," or "Power Mac 9600" or "Mac Quadra." (heh).

     

    That you can tell the difference.

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6

    You can remember those days, but they don't exist anymore.  You get a MacBook Pro (MBP) and this year's model is the MBP and next year's model will likely be the MBP.  This year's AirMac, was I beleive the New AirMac. That's why I think it's now the New iPad as opposed to iPad 2S or iPad 3. 

  • be236 Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah, I know that...  My point is.. the confusion about when you're referring to them...

     

    .. so like I said... do I say, oh, "I have iPad, also a new iPad , and then newest iPad, then oh, I got iPad made in 2013, etc"

     

    .. See the confusion?

     

    Maybe we just refer them by the year they are made... or if (heaven forbid) they made two models in the same year, aka, "early model 2006 iMac," vs "late model 2006 iMac!"

     

    Geez!

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
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    Oh, just enjoy the new iPad and don't worry about things that haven't happened yet.

  • tmgokids Level 1 Level 1

    Why get so hung up?  If it helps, refer to it by the model year, like you would a car.

  • be236 Level 1 Level 1

    To avoid confusion?

     

    What if Apple and MS didnt version their OSes?

     

    So how do you talk about Mac OS X made in Oct 2011 vs OS X made in June 2009, for example?

     

    Then why version any software at all?

     

    Is too much for Apple to give their devices a name and or model to differentiate?

  • tmgokids Level 1 Level 1

    Different deal......software and hardware are two different things.  Hey, it's just my opinion.  I don't get hung up on these things.  Clearly, the OS, or any software for that matter should be versioned.

     

    Hardware, to me.....what's in a name?  I have an iMac, a MacBook Pro, an iPad, and an iPhone......and when I replace them, it will be with an iMac, a MacBook Pro, an iPad, and an iPhone.

     

    However, the OS they are running will definitely be versioned.

     

    Just my two cents........it's all good.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
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    be236 wrote:

     

     

    Is too much for Apple to give their devices a name and or model to differentiate?

    Like they do with the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, the iMac. Oh, wait......

  • be236 Level 1 Level 1

    I guess you guys and easily differentiate between different Mac models then... I have a harder time...

     

    Think about it, when some says, "I just got an iPad," dont you have to ask, "which one?"

     

    Then they say "the NEW one?"  So if I didnt keep up-to-date, and I had an older iPad (which one, can you guess?) then they might think it's the 2nd version, eh? Confused yet?

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