Apple have launched their ‘revolutionary’ new tablet computer the iPad – surprisingly though, it doesn’t have any inbuilt cameras.
Described by Apple’s chief executive, Steve Jobs, as ‘magical’ and ‘extraordinary’, the iPad tablet-style computer plans to fill a perceived gap in the market between a smartphone and a laptop.
Apple say the iPad’s 9.7-inch colour touch-screen is ideal for surfing the internet, watching movies, reading ebooks and viewing photographs.
But there will be no camera incorporated into the device to take pictures or hold video calls via a webcam – unlike most netbooks.
The lack of camera has come as a shock to many technology fans who had hoped Apple’s much anticipated tablet-style computer would contain two digital cameras.
One on the front for video conferencing and another in the back like the iPhone and iPod Nano.
An iPad Camera Connection Kit will be available for the iPad though, which will give users two ways to import photographs and videos from a digital camera.
Either via the camera’s normal USB cable or by a special SD card reader.
>> Read the full technical specifications for the Apple iPad
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