One of the disappointments noted by observers when Apple unveiled the iPad was the lack of camera. Prior to the launch, rumors suggested the device could come with one, even two cameras, front and back, to allow for video conferencing, social networking and simply chatting face to face over the Internet with friends.
"We received our first shipment of iPad parts today. Here's one of the metal internal frames," notes Mission Repair's Ryan Arter in a blog post.
"Upon opening them up and getting our hands on some of these rare items, we immediately noticed what appears to be a 'spot' for a camera within the iPad frame. Hmmmm."
Ryan and his Apple Certified Macintosh Technicians, pulled a camera from a Unibody MacBook to see if it would fit.
"Guess what, it fits right in there. The camera slips in the frame, the lens fits in the hole, the LED that indicates that the camera is on, fits, and the ambient light sensor hole is also correct. It appears that the plans to have camera in the iPad is a reality. I'm looking forward to the iPad. . .Rev 2."
Apple could be reluctant to add a camera to the iPad however, as it may take away sales from the company's own MacBook range.
This story, "Apple iPad Has Spot for MacBook Camera" was originally published by Macworld U.K..