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10:35 AM -- Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s new iPad tablet device may be equipped with a camera after all.

Mission:Repair, a company that repairs Apple products, received its first shipment of iPad parts and, upon examining one, found it had a space where a MacBook camera would fit in.

The company wrote on its blog:

    Guess what, it fits right in there. The camera slips in the frame, the lens fits in the hole, the LED that indicates that the camera is on, fits, and the ambient light sensor hole is also correct. It appears that the plans to have camera in the iPad is a reality.

The iPad's lack of camera was a major complaint among fanboys, so this news may cheer them.

In other news:

  • Last month, YouTube Inc. tested out the idea of paid movie rentals on its site. For 10 days, five independent Sundance films were available to rent for $3.99. The five films received only 2,684 views combined and netted YouTube just $10,709.16. But, according to The New York Times, YouTube was happy with the results: “It definitely exceeded our expectations given all the barriers,” said Chris Dale, a YouTube spokesman.

  • According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple is rumored to be already working on a second tablet device, one that is more similar to a Mac computer than an iPhone. "If there is any truth to that, we could learn something as soon as Apple’s WWDC event this year, which will likely take place in June," TechCrunch's MG Siegler writes.

    — Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Cable Digital News

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