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Lovely iPad Rumor of the Week: iPads with Cameras and FaceTime Coming Sooner Than Expected

FaceTime

According to a recent report at Apple Insider, Apple may be moving ‘aggressively’ towards release of a new iPad model with cameras and support for the FaceTime video chat feature.

Apple’s iPad is unlikely to endure the company’s traditional 12-month product cycle for iOS device refreshes before seeing its first major enhancements, AppleInsider has been told.

A version of the tablet device with a built-in video camera and support for the new FaceTime video conferencing standard has already progressed to the advanced testing stages, according to a person with proven knowledge of Apple’s future product plans.

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Will Apple Announce a New 7 Inch iPad Model at Next Week’s Event?

Samsung7InchTablet

Mike Cane seems convinced that Apple will be announcing a new 7-inch version of the iPad very soon – likely at their latest ‘Special event’ on September 1.

I don’t see how Apple can not do this.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is an Android 2.2-based tablet with a seven-inch screen.

It looks damn slick in this promo video.

I don’t see how Apple can let smaller and less-expensive tablets such as this tempt people away from the iPad.

The iPad is vulnerable both on the issues of price and size.

I don’t feel 100% convinced we’ll see this announced next week, but I do think Mike’s argument makes sense.  Check out his two posts on this subject here:

http://ipadtest.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/apple-will-do-a-seven-inch-ipad-this-year/

http://ipadtest.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/apple-to-kill-samsungs-galaxy-tablet-day-before-debut/

What do you all think of a 7-inch iPad model?  Will we see one soon?  Would you want one at this new size?

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