A developer named Chris Galzerano has claimed on his blog that the iPad 2 will not have a one-megpixel camera, but in fact a three megapixel camera. This report has obviously caused some excitement in the Apple-news community as three megapixels is better than the one megapixel camera we claimed the iPad 2 will have. Now, let’s examine the evidence so you can make a judgement for yourself.
Here’s Chris Galzerano’s: Chris opened up the “N88” file in the SDK and found the “AVFoundation.framework” folder. This folder displays the camera information for all of Apple’s iOS devices in the SDK, and this folder says that “N88” has a three megapixel camera. Now, Chris’s report would be probably be correct if “N88” is in fact the codename for Apple’s upcoming iPad 2. The fact is, “N88” is the internal codename for Apple’s iPhone 3GS. That is fact known by us and a quick Geek Bench reading concurs:
Back to why we are claiming the iPad 2 will have a one megapixel back camera: we got the information from the “K94” file. “K94” is an internal codename for one of the iPad 2 models as proven by the device’s feature plist. This plist says “K94” is a device with FaceTime.app, Camera.app, and PhotoBooth.app (in that order). MacRumors already found the iPad 2’s homescreen in the SDK, and this all matches up.
As for ‘DisplayPort’, every iOS device made has a reference to that which is the 30-pin adapter at the bottom.