iPad iOS 4.3

iPad 2 Camera Confirmed by iOS 4.3 Icons

MacRumors has uncovered more evidence of an iPad 2 camera in the latest Apple iOS firmware. iOS 4.3 beta 2 has made its way into the hands of developers, and icons for Camera, Photo Booth, and FaceTime apps can be found in the release.

Apple iPad 2 FaceTime Camera Photo Booth icons

The icons appear in a small image (homeScreenOverlayFaceTime~ipad.png) which is used to preview iPad home screen wallpaper. In the current firmware iOS 4.2, this same file shows all of the standard iPad icons but these three camera-specific apps are missing. It's possible Apple could ship the iPad 2 with only one front-facing camera, although other evidence points to two cameras on the iPad 2.

iPad iOS 4.3 Restores Rotation Lock Switch, Adds New Gestures

Hallelujah. Apple will bring back the rotation lock switch (now a mute button) in the next version iOS firmware 4.3. Developer beta copies are already floating around, and changes in the Settings menu give the option to change the side switch use.

Apple iPad iOS 4.3 restores rotation lock switch

iPad owners will be able to select Lock Rotation or Mute under General settings. There was an outcry from users after Apple changed the side switch function from rotation lock to mute in November. Steve Jobs himself said the change was permanent, but apparently somebody changed his mind.

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