To iSight, or not to iSight. That is the iPad question.

Do you think the iPad will come with an iSight camera?  Would you like to see the iPad with an iSight?  Some people are saying that they are disappointed that the iSight is missing; while other’s don’t mind that the camera is not there.  I heard someone say on a podcast that if you hold the iPad in your lap, the camera would an unflattering upshot of your face. In any event, I think this would be a nice addition to see on the iPad.

Well, Cult of Mac has some good news for the iSight.  According to the article, when Steve Jobs first holds up the iPad, and the light hits it just right you can see the iSight.  Now don’t misinterpret this as Cult of Mac or myself saying that the iSight will be available when the iPad is released.  For me and everyone else that would like to see the iSight included, this would be great.  What’s funny about this whole piece is the way it’s explained.  With the light hitting it, and just at the right angle.  Well, you know were I’m going with this.  This will definitely bring out the Apple Conspiracy Theorists.

The article goes on to site that Mission Repair, a repair company that received iPad parts on Tuesday have physical evidence of the iSight camera hole in the iPad frame.

As you can see in the image above, the camera hole is placed where one would hold the iPad in portrait view.  If this is the case you wouldn’t necessarily be holding it in your lap. You could if you want, but it‘s more practical if it’s in a Dock. Maybe even in the Keyboard Dock that Apple will be selling as an accessory.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.  For me personally the end of March can’t come soon enough. I’m pretty sure we haven’t heard the last of the iSight rumors. Let’s hope this is true, and Apple doesn’t “Pull an iPod Touch” on us. You remember when at the last minute Apple decided to pull the camera from the iPod Touch, right? Good times.

Photo Credit: iPad Gallery Collection, Mission Repair

[via @Cult of Mac]

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