Report: New iPad spotted at The Daily launch
A Reuters report that a "Reuters eyewitness" got a glimpse of an unreleased version of the iPad at Wednesday's launch of The Daily.
The sighting -- which oddly didn't come with any photographs -- seems to confirm the widely reported rumor that the next generation of the iPad will have a front-facing camera.
The lack of visual evidence has gotten Reuters some ribbing in the tech press, especially since the Reuters source was the only person to see the device in a room full of press people. (For example, this TechCrunch headline.) The blog Macgasm even goes so far as to speculate that the whole thing may not have happened. "My best guess is that either Apple tipped off Reuters, or Reuters made it up," Macgasm's Joshua Schnell wrote in a Wednesday evening blog post. "We don't have proof of either, but those are the most likely scenarios."
The sighting did not confirm any other rumored features, including a rear-facing camera.
According to the report, "a source with knowledge of the device confirmed its existence, adding that the final release model could have other features."
| February 3, 2011; 9:07 AM ET
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