iOS 4.3 Beta Confirms Dual Cameras, PhotoBooth in iPad 2

iOS 4.3 Beta Confirms Dual Cameras, PhotoBooth in iPad 2

If you for whatever reason doubted that the next iPad would be FaceTime compatible, a new screenshot found inside the latest iOS 4.3 beta gives stronger indication than ever that there will be both front and rear-facing cameras in the iPad 2.

The screenshot is included in the beta for the purposes of previewing desktop backgrounds within the Settings app, and shows icons for FaceTime, Camera and — intriguingly — PhotoBooth, which is the first indication that the OS X specific PhotoBooth app might be coming to iOS.

Additionally, MacRumors has found some evidence for PhotoBooth filters inside the beta, including ones for “Thermal Camera, Mirror, X-Ray, Kaleidoscope, Light Tunnel, Squeeze, Twirl and Stretch.”

Not only does this all seem to confirm that two cameras are coming to the iPad 2, it indicates that the loitering, duck-lipped teenagers hanging around Apple Stores around the nation will still have a new gadget to spam FaceBook with. Woo?

  • Ty Morrison-Heath

    Umm….what is this doing posting now?

  • AbouttoSwitchto9to5

    You guys really need to keep up with the times..

  • Aa

    What the…???

  • MyCoal

    I hear there’s going to be an A5 processor too…..
    Can’t confirm this yet though.

  • Nate

    I have an ipad2 and sorry to say it doesn’t have a front facing camera and not even a back camera either, you have to get an add on of $1000 to get an iCam to attach onto it :( where to you get your information from… Awful

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