Some rumors says that Apple will include at least a front-facing camera in the iPad 2G (2nd generation), there are market rumors about a Taiwanese firm Largan Precision as having been selected to provide camera lens modules for the new iPad. The company, however, refuses to comment on the rumors.
Largan Precision has declined to comment on market rumors indicating the company will be the sole lens module supplier for Apple’s upcoming iPad 2 tablet with shipments to kick off in the first quarter of 2011, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
While the report does not specify whether Largan has been claimed to be providing VGA-resolution front-facing cameras or higher-resolution rear-facing cameras (or both), the report comes just as Largan has reportedly begun shipping 5-megapixel lens modules for tablet devices. According to that report, Largan has begun outsourcing production of VGA-resolution models in order to focus on the higher-resolution versions, leading to speculation that the company may be gearing up for high-volume production of the 5-megapixel module for a rear-facing camera on the iPad.
Largan currently supplies the 5-megapixel lens module for the iPhone 4’s rear-facing camera.
Post author: Daniel Semper