Griffin Technology gets the iPad habit

Griffin Technology has been quick out the block, announcing its own silicone case for the newly-announced iPad, the latest in its FlexGrip range.

“Griffin’s FlexGrip case wraps your iPad in durable silicone that’s easy to grip and protects against dirt, dings, dents and scratches. Fits snug around your tablet, and allows complete access to the audio output jack, dock connector, MultiTouch display and all controls.”

Features:

Easy-to-grip flexible silicone skin for Apple Tablet
Tough silicone case protects against scratches
Snug fit with access to MultiTouch display, all connectors and controls

Price remains to be announced.

iPad should have a camera?

Μήπως το iPad έπρεπε να έχει κάμερα πάνω του και τα σχέδια άλλαξαν τελευταία στιγμή…

The just released iPad Emulator contains functionality that suggests the iPad was supposed to have a camera.

Crunchgear found that within the iPad’s contacts application is an “Add Photo” button. When pressed the button pops up a menu asking you to “Choose Existing Photo” or “Take Photo”. If you press the “Take Photo” button it opens a preview window which is supposed to display what the camera sees.

So what’s going on here? Did the iPad once have a camera, and it was pulled on such short notice that they didn’t have time to strip it out of the software? Does Apple planning on stealthily adding a camera to the features list some time in the next 60 days, as some sort of super-late “One more thing..”? Or did Apple just port much of the iPad contacts app from the iPhone version, and forget to lop out one of functions?

Lets hope Apple manages to slip this in last minute. No camera is likely a deal breaker for many customers.