Front Facing Camera
I see a lot of people wanting a front facing camera. Do you guys who want that want a front and rear facing camera? To me a front facing camera only would be worse. I take more pictures of other people than I do my self - same for video?
- 12-25-2009, 04:11 PM #2
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- 12-25-2009, 07:12 PM #5
If the new phone coming out next year doesn't have one I'll be very disappointed, they take up little space and are dirt cheap these days, and lots of phones out there have had them for years. We have all these cool new apps that can stream live video and stuff, but with no front facing camera there is still no way to do two way video calls. Think of the Stickam app but now you can stream too instead of just watching.
I think with the competition Apple really needs to step things up next year, being able to to do video calls with other iphones would be one way to do that, they could put a toggle in the screen that has all your options when you make a call (mute/keypad/speaker/add call/hold/contacts/video call). It needs to happen.
- 12-25-2009, 11:03 PM #6
I don't want or need one. If you are gonna be streaming like that just use a webcam hooked to a computer. Battery life is sparse now, imagine what it will be like with that! I really don't think people would use it near as much as they think they would. That's just my opine.
- 12-25-2009, 11:20 PM #7
Subsidized or not, I don't want anything that's, (in my opinion) trivial, added which may raise the cost of development/production of the iPhone. Plus I don't want the phone looking like some tricked out gangsta car. Leave that garbage to the competition. Keep the iPhone slim, sleek, and sexy. Sometimes less is more.
- 12-25-2009, 11:49 PM #8
- 12-26-2009, 12:39 AM #9
- 12-26-2009, 05:05 AM #10
A front facing camera seems stupid to me. I never want to video chat on my iPhone or anything else for that matter.
On a side note, I think the iPhone is killing my typing. I keep hitting double space bar to put in a period.
Last edited by mth785; 12-26-2009 at 05:08 AM.
- 12-26-2009, 08:22 AM #11
- 12-26-2009, 10:18 AM #12
Wow, people need to think out of the box, it wasn't long ago people were saying the same negative things about cameras in cell phones, or video games, or mp3 players. Phones can be charged virtually anywhere these days, our homes, our cars, even the beach if you get one of those solar chargers. If companies stop innovating because people are worried about battery life then what's the point of owning a smartphone? If Apple doesn't do it others will.
The uses for a front facing camera are more than just video calls too, just like the amazing things that can be done with the 3GS's compass enabled augmented reality apps, a front facing camera as well can bring in a whole new world of possibilities.
Is The iPhone The Key To The Future Of Video Chat? - iSmashPhone iPhone Blog
We probably wouldn't any apps at all if Apple thought like some here.
- 12-27-2009, 12:42 AM #13
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- 01-04-2010, 07:22 PM #19TiPb Fourm Staff
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I've been wanting Apple to add one since I first owned an iPhone.
Adding iChat could give people who love BBM, something to cure their loss from not using a BlackBerry.
Oddly enough I just don't see it happening though. Apple seems to be behind on the simple ideas and ahead on the complicated ones - LOL
- 01-07-2010, 03:41 AM #20
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- 05-29-2010, 12:22 PM #23
i am not sure how this is even a debate. From all the leaks, we KNOW the next iPhone launching in a couple weeks will have one, and an improved back camera. And for those of you who say you wouldn't want it, wouldn't you rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it?
- 05-29-2010, 02:03 PM #24
video chat, I have been waiting for this for a long time!
Amazing, so many uses. The plain video chat would be nice, but what about all the remote help?!!! Like hooking up your electronics - do I plug it in here or here? Like “Geek squad” type people could provide immediate visual help. I called a guy needing help on my alarm system, they had to send a tech to make some change. With a video chat they could have watched and walked me thru it. I'd still be glad to pay, I could get a lower charge and immediate help, they could serve more people.
The list is endless. Have a car wreck call your agent, video chat, I'd assume from the agent’s end they could screen capture shots of accident area, "aim to the left a little please", picture of license plates, insurance cards, etc
I love it! About time - now business better jump on it fast! With an icon on their website, and business cards promoting the service!
"We are as close as your phone"
- 05-29-2010, 02:10 PM #25
I'd rather have a button to take pictures then guess where to tap to take one as it is currently. Front facing camera? I barely use the one it has now, so I seriously doubt I would use one in front.
Last edited by ghostface147; 05-29-2010 at 02:14 PM.