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Old May 24th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #11
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front facing camera: i will never walk around on the streets holding my phone on the air in front of me to talk to someone. i don't care about this feature
A front facing camera is now confirmed Confirmed: Apple's next iPhone will have video chat, feature to be shown in ads directed by Sam Mendes -- Engadget
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Old May 24th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #12
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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:17 AM   #13
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I too couldn't care less about a front-facing camera. People want one for the iPad too, but I can't see holding up that 1.5lb 10" screen in front of my face (at home OR on the road) anymore than I can see holding up my iPhone to see the other person. What's the point?

Faster processor/better battery will be great - and the faux-multitasking (another almost-useless feature, IMHO) will at least silence the critics.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #14
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I too couldn't care less about a front-facing camera. People want one for the iPad too, but I can't see holding up that 1.5lb 10" screen in front of my face (at home OR on the road) anymore than I can see holding up my iPhone to see the other person. What's the point?

Faster processor/better battery will be great - and the faux-multitasking (another almost-useless feature, IMHO) will at least silence the critics.
I'm not too excited about the front facing camera either, but I totally disagree about the "faux-multitasking". Haven't you ever been in an app and wanted to briefly switch out for a minute? Just one example: I'm using a GPS app for monitoring my cycling, but I want to switch out to use the maps app without losing my GPS tracking (speed, route, etc). Another example: I'm listening to the CBC radio app and I want to check my email. This kind of thing happens to me all the time.

BTW: I think Apple did the right thing by creating an API that allows backgrounding in a controlled manner so a backgrounded app can avoid doing things that take up CPU cycles for no reason (ie. updating the graphics screen, etc).
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Old May 26th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #15
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Re: Front facing camera... what if you're not a vain person and want to take a picture of something or someone other than yourself? Does it flip over so you can still use the screen as a viewfinder??
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #16
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I'd never need a front facing camera - voice chat is fine. I don't know why you need video conferencing, especially on a phone. I don't need to see who I'm talking to.
Do you have young kids and parents? I'm willing to bet that your parents want to see your kids when they talk to them.

I want video chat to use the rear facing camera. That way I can show my kids playing to their grandparents. They want to see the kids, not me.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:43 AM   #17
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Re: Front facing camera... what if you're not a vain person and want to take a picture of something or someone other than yourself? Does it flip over so you can still use the screen as a viewfinder??
If there is a front facing camera (almost a certainty), then that will be in addition to the regular camera, and it will be fairly low res (optimized for video chat). So no, you don't need to flip it over. Also, the new iPhone will probably have a much higher resolution camera with an LED flash. The higher resolution won't necessarily make the overall image quality better (lenses may be the limiting factor) but it will certainly help with digital zooming.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 01:05 PM   #18
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My 3G is old, and sluggish. As someone who considers themselves an iPhone gamer, there are games coming out right now that are beginning to push the hardware limitations of the 3G a little too much. Simply put, my phone is two years old and it's becoming dated. On top of that, the 3G models aren't going to get multitasking support, which would tip the scale for me either way. Can't say I'm excited for a front facing camera though (although, I really, really, am excited about the higher megapixel count)
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I'd never need a front facing camera - voice chat is fine. I don't know why you need video conferencing, especially on a phone. I don't need to see who I'm talking to.
Wait until some you really miss is away for an extended business trip. Sure voice is good but just seeing a live picture of a familiar face is enough to light up anyones day. Maybe you won't use it all the time (why would you) but I really prefer to Skype with video for family and find myself disappointed when a connection isn't good enough for video.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 06:54 PM   #20
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Wait until some you really miss is away for an extended business trip. Sure voice is good but just seeing a live picture of a familiar face is enough to light up anyones day. Maybe you won't use it all the time (why would you) but I really prefer to Skype with video for family and find myself disappointed when a connection isn't good enough for video.
I agree. This was the case for me and my girlfriend. We actually bought a netbook for the purpose of video chatting and light websurfing and working on some light documents.

So I do get the front facing camera deal.
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