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The New iPad Camera is Really Nothing New…

So we’ve seen the keynote. We’ve seen the amazing pictures. Seems like the new iPad packs some awesome photography traits. But when we look closer it’s been revealed that it’s actually the same 5-megapixel part reused from that of an iPhone 4. Now this isn’t a bad thing, but we just thought it would be cool to point out.

Recent teardowns of the new iPad have revealed all sorts of unknown facts about the guts inside this new tablet. But according to Chipworks teardown, they’ve seen this camera quite a few times inside the iPhone 4.

The odd thing about this is that the new iPad has the ability to shoot video in 1080p, while the iPhone 4 is stuck at 720p. With exactly the same camera here between the two, this made my eyebrow raise. But don’t work it’s nothing bad, just seems that the new iPad has the hardware to support that type of resolution and stability.

Apple also reuses the front-facing FaceTime camera between models as well. We see nothing wrong with Apple’s part recycling practice, It’s a smart business model.

But thanks to a better processor and more RAM (1 GB to be exact), we can have lovely photos and 1080p HD on our new iPad.

Do you care if Apple reuses parts?


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