Did Steve Jobs accidentally announce the iPad 2 for this November?

Faithful Macenstein reader Philipp noticed something that we missed when watching yesterday’s Special Event – namely Steve Jobs apparently letting slip that the iPad is getting a camera in November. Check out around 15:27 in his speech:



That’s right, Steve says HDR photos are coming to the iPad this November!

So, does that mean the iPad is getting a camera in two months? Probably not… but maybe. Lord knows we all thought it would launch with one. Of course odds are Steve probably just goofed and wasn’t thinking about what he was saying, OR the iPad really IS getting HDR photos in some form, such as it might natively create one if you manually loaded 3 correctly shot photos onto it via iTunes. But since that second option seems ridiculous, we’re going to go with a 95% chance of a flub, and a 5% chance of an iPad refresh come November.

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17 Responses to “Did Steve Jobs accidentally announce the iPad 2 for this November?”
  1. richard says:

    He did seem jumbled, when speaking of the new ipod touch he said several times of what you can do with your iphone

    who knows, a front facing camera for video chat ‘facetime’ would be the only sense a camera on such a large device would make, imagine trying to line up a shot with this thing?

  2. ObamaPacman says:

    He screwed up in a different part too. I put a dollar that he didn’t meant to say that for the iPad.

  3. Graham says:

    I noticed that too earlier today I uploaded this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyuyIv-SQuQ

  4. Czar says:

    He had written notes too. Very unusual, except that I’m in my fifties and need a list to not forget things.

  5. dave says:

    He probably was just thinking of his personal iPad, which does have a camera, and forgot that all the regular people still had to use v1 that doesn’t have it.

  6. justin binder says:

    seems likely he meant iphone.

  7. Jeremy says:

    Yeah, I agree, he wasn’t exactly at the top of his game. I mean, written notes? What’s up with that? At one point he called the new iPod Nano the “iPod Touch”. I got the impression that this presentation wasn’t as carefully prepared as we’ve seen in the past.

  8. Aksam says:

    He always had note, specially to know which song he is going to put on the speakers. I really don’t think he randoms his songs when scrolling in his playlists. So yeah, he NEEDS to be sure he won’t forget to mention a feature or something “important”, but specially to know what to do in his demo.

  9. Steven says:

    Steve has been very sick for a long time and as you said he’s getting up there in years(aren’t we all). I actually thought that he looked much better than he has in the past. Like he was enjoying giving the keynote, whereas in the past he looked like he would rather be somewhere else.

  10. Jody says:

    Maybe they plan on introducing a camera module that will plug into the dock connector for taking pictures. Could be about the size of the camera connection kit modules. I have thought that they or someone may do this since it first came out. Makes a bit more sense to have it as a module than internal. Could be on a swivel and then use it forward or reverse for pictures or facetime.

  11. Patrick says:

    He called the iPod Touch a “phone” at one point too.

  12. Jonro says:

    I noticed a few flubs and was thinking to myself that even with flubs, his presentations are among the most professional presentations you will ever see.

  13. Frogmella says:

    On iOS 4.2 HDR photos are identified with a small decal when browsing. Maybe that’s all it means.

  14. Bjarkovic says:

    Steve has always used notes when running his presentations. It didn’t really surprise me. But I noticed the HDR quote and started thinking an iPad with a huge Retina display would be awesome. And video conferencing on it would be great.

  15. Currentinterest says:

    I would not be surprised to see a snap-on camera for the iPad either through the 30 pin connector or via Bluetooth.

  16. Jim says:

    A snap on camera? Really? How many iPad clones have internal cameras already? But Apple is going to have a snap on camera. Horrible. Apple will use an internal camera on a new model so people who already purchased an iPad are tempted to buy the new one. Save your pennies for the end of January for an iPad with front and maybe back facing camera…that is INTERNAL.

  17. faggy fuckbag says:

    You do realize that the presentation had the iPad up for the segment, right? I think he really meant to say iPad.

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