updated 06:55 pm EST, Wed February 2, 2011
Design confirms front-facing camera
While News Corp was focusing everyone's attention on its latest iPad app, The Daily, at least one observant attendee reportedly happened to catch a glimpse of a prototype iPad. The device, which was spotted by a Reuters employee, is said to integrate a front-facing camera at the top edge of the glass bezel surrounding the LCD.
The eyewitness account corroborates earlier leaks suggesting the tablet will integrate a front-facing camera for FaceTime calls, along with a second rear-facing camera in a configuration similar to the iPhone 4. An unnamed source suggests the final release model may integrate other features not included on the prototype spotted at the event.
Separate reports suggest the next iPad might integrate a higher resolution display, with a thinner housing and overall lighter build. Apple is expected to formally unveil an updated model sometime in the near future.