Gruber Says Apple Tablet Has No Webcam, Orange Has Seen Nothing

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I’ve been around long enough to know that every rumor – no matter where it comes from – cannot be trusted regarding any upcoming Apple products. The venerable John Gruber (who has a proven track record) says carriers aren’t privy to Apple products ahead of time and that he’s heard nothing about a webcam on the tablet.

I know, I should be slapped for being surprised at a link-bait headline from TechCrunch’s Robin Wauters. But, man, this one is just horrendous. Carriers do not get to see Apple products in advance. Remember Stan Sigman, CEO of Cingular? He admitted it flatly when the iPhone debuted: Cingular agreed to carry the iPhone without having seen it.

And, for what it’s worth, I’m hearing there is no camera, webcam or otherwise, on The Tablet.