1. BriDroid's Avatar
    This post is strictly for fun and curiosity. If you knew that a new iPad would be released over Christmas, and it had a front-facing camera that could be used for iChat, would you still buy the current iPad now or would you wait until Christmas?
    04-22-2010 11:44 AM
  2. ifarlow's Avatar
    Nope. I don't believe in waiting for the "next great thing." If I fell into that trap, I would never have what I do now. I'd rather enjoy something now for what it can do now, and consider upgrading later if the mood strikes me.
    04-22-2010 11:45 AM
  3. cardfan's Avatar
    I've never used the front facing camera in my laptop. Can't imagine i'd have much use for one on ipad.
    04-22-2010 11:50 AM
  4. VLennert's Avatar
    Wait untill Christmas? Oh heck no!!
    04-22-2010 11:53 AM
  5. Dyvim's Avatar
    Nope. Definitely enjoying the iPad as is now. I can always think about upgrading next year if the changes are compelling.
    04-22-2010 12:30 PM
  6. guinness0514's Avatar
    I agree, I think for the general population, a front facing camera is still a bit of a novelty. Sure, there are those people that use it to communicate with family/freinds that live far away or work. I am in the tech sales industry and I sell to people all the time and this doesn't really stick out as a "must have item" for them. I think people would play with it once or twice then forget about it. I have them on a few of my systems I have and don't use them. I guess maybe my issue, is that most people just don't communicate this way, so who whould I call that would have a cam set up too? Would it be "creepy" to call on video? Maybe it's just cause it isn't a norm for most people yet and I think use might be limited. Now, I could see it being used for other things like face recognition for games, etc. That might be cool... I guess video chatting is kinda where email was 10 years ago... It's gonna still take some more time to get adopted widely.
    04-22-2010 12:57 PM
  7. AAFD's Avatar
    Don't need a camera, but I am waiting for 3G model come's out and I can spend some time with one at the apple store

    KC
    04-22-2010 01:52 PM
  8. Fairoasis2's Avatar
    No. I don't use the one on my MBP so the whole camera on an iPad is lost on me.
    04-22-2010 09:03 PM
  9. jervis961's Avatar
    Nope, don't need it.
    04-23-2010 06:18 AM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I was on the same fence when it actually came out of whether to wait until the 2nd generation or just get it now. However I decided what's the point of waiting Apple products usually hold their value very well so if that came out I could sell the one I have and make up the difference.
    04-23-2010 07:29 AM
  11. RKMichael's Avatar
    I would use it for ChatRoulette!
    04-23-2010 10:26 AM
  12. BriDroid's Avatar
    Let's make it more interesting. What if the same camera-equipped iPad was going to be released in "late June". Would you wait? Sell your existing iPad and upgrade to the new one?
    04-23-2010 10:37 AM
  13. ifarlow's Avatar
    Still nope. Not an interesting enough feature for me to wait.
    04-23-2010 10:39 AM
  14. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I agree I really in all honesty dont NEED a camera on the iPad. It would be nice I guess but not something required really. Also no way would I wait. Whats the point? Wait till next year for say a camera, but then the next model will be faster so wait for that one right? It would be never ending as products always get "better" yearly so no one would own anything if they waited for the best product.
    04-23-2010 03:13 PM
  15. BriDroid's Avatar
    I agree I really in all honesty dont NEED a camera on the iPad. It would be nice I guess but not something required really. Also no way would I wait. Whats the point? Wait till next year for say a camera, but then the next model will be faster so wait for that one right? It would be never ending as products always get "better" yearly so no one would own anything if they waited for the best product.
    I actually agree with you ... I just wanted to throw this hypothetical out there because I was curious what people would think My philosophy is buy it now and consider it an investment in geekness Like the iPhone, I fully anticipate making the iPad part of my life for the next several years and will just plan on upgrading every 1-2 years. I always take exceptional care of my mobile devices (and my belongings in general) so I can usually get top dollar back when it's time to sell.
    04-23-2010 04:23 PM
  16. paulrkiii's Avatar
    as much as I love apple I never buy a first generation anything...I'll eventually get an ipad but I'm thinking it'll be this time next year....
    04-24-2010 10:45 AM
  17. Lotus Esprit V8's Avatar
    Seeing how the most expensive iPad is only $829.00 I would buy one now and then buy another at xmas.
    04-25-2010 06:12 PM
  18. gopherhockey's Avatar
    Just about every Apple product I have owned sold well on eBay once I upgraded... I even upgrade my iPhone every year and come out about even.
    04-25-2010 08:49 PM
  19. MNofsinger's Avatar
    I have no need for the front facing camera. I have never used the one that is built into my laptop. So I would not wait.
    04-25-2010 08:59 PM
  20. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    Sadly, I think they're following their "iPod touch won't have a camera" mantra with the iPad.

    I hope to be wrong, but I'll be $629 wrong if I am.

    ChatRoulette would be funny, but I couldn't stay on that site for more than thirty seconds without closing the lid on my MacBook in disgust.

    iChat and Skype FTW. I needs me some videoconferencing with my family and friends, something I've been waiting for years to see go mainstream.
    04-26-2010 11:57 AM
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