Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
New Full-Sized iPad to Have Upgraded FaceTime Camera?
Apple is believed to be working on a revised full-size iPad (in addition to the iPad mini) that could also be launched on Tuesday as part of their media event. The new iPad would have a lightning connector and expanded LTE support. And, according to BGR, could have an improved FaceTime camera:
They point to an enlarged front-camera opening as evidence that Apple could be upgrading the front-camera on this new iPad.
The most noticeable changes we can see are the fact that the front-facing camera cutout is larger than the previous model, allowing Apple to include a bigger sensor.A larger sensor could allow for a higher quality camera. At the moment, the iPad's front camera offers "VGA-quality" photos. Notably, the iPhone 5's front-facing camera was upgraded to 720p video and 1.2MP photos, suggesting this is a direction they could also take the iPad.
BGR acknowledges that the part, however, could be for a future iPad update.
Apple's media event kicks off on 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern on Tuesday, October 23rd.