In the new iPad SDK two buttons for the camera – Macitynet.it
In the iPad development code, some control commands have been identified, as well as software buttons dedicated to a front webcam and video chat functions. This time the clues to the presence of a front webcam for videochat have been identified among the development tools (SDK) still in Beta version intended for iPad. Recall that only a few days ago Macitynet reported a discovery for similar functions identified within the SDK for iPhone.
The new discovery, reported by MacRumors, is going around the web like any other news concerning iPad and the alleged presence of a webcam. The controls for identifying the presence of a front webcam, for zoom support and for the presence of the flash, have been identified within the development kit. To these tracks are added two software buttons for the user interface: a red one to reject the video call with a bar on the camera design, and a large one to accept the video with the unencrypted room symbol.
The check command to check the presence of the webcam seems destined for a device installed frontally for the video chats, as well as the identified icons. In particular, the generous size of the latter seems to demonstrate that they were created for iPad. Conversely, the verification commands for the zoom and flash functions seem to be more likely intended for a main camera installed on the back of the device and, probably, dedicated to the iPhone.
Another reference to the Camera contained in the iPad application dedicated to photo management. In this case, for the large and clearly visible button it could be intended for importing images from the camera or from the memory card, using the optional accessory. Finally, we note that Apple has temporarily removed the iPad SDK in beta from its developer site. The reason for the removal is not known, some claim that Cupertino is working to remove these new webcam tracks too.