World Record: The iPad Is The Only Camera With A Lower Resolution Than Its Display

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I think we can all admit that the iPad’s camera, while welcome, is pretty much just bad. I took issue with the iPod touch’s camera, wondering where Apple can even find such a low-resolution sensor these days, but Jack Deneut at Nelso makes the interesting observation that on the iPad 2, it produces a dubious honor: it appears to be the first camera with a lower resolution than the display it’s attached to. Where is your Jobs now?!

Why Apple didn’t spring for a half-decent camera, I don’t know — better sensors only cost pennies more these days. It’s better than no camera at all, and these tiny sensors are all pretty bad, but still.