2010

iPad SDK 3.2 Beta 3 Adds Support For Front Facing Camera, Camera Flash, Zoom and Video Conferencing

We told you that one of the hottest thing in the new SDK, update released yesterday, was the presence of the photos.app in the iPad SDK. But boy, how wrong were we? Digging deeper into the code, MacRumors found out that Apple built in API support to test to see if your iPad had a Front Facing Camera, Zoom and a Camera Flash. The front facing camera would, of course, be used for video chat, while Zoom and Camera Flash are often requested features for the iPhone’s camera.

Given the size of these buttons, they were intended for use on the the iPad’s screen rather than the iPhone. We’re not sure why these features were dropped on the first version of the iPad, but the question is , why did Apple implemented all of this in the 3rd beta release of SDK 3.2?

A few days ago, we told you that the previous SDK release, shows that iPhone 4G will do video calls, so let’s just hope that Apple will finally implement a front camera into the next gen iPhone, and will not pull it out in the last minute as they did with the iPod Touch 3G and the iPad.