The wi-fi only version of Apple's iPad Air, model number A1474. Available in Space Gray or Silver, it packs the custom A7 processor and ships in 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB configurations.

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Anyone know of a camera controller board for the rear facing camera?

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iPad Air, iPad mini, mini 2, & mini 3 Rear Camera

I got a parted iPad for a small display conversion project, and was wondering if I could adapt the camera to a controller board that connects via USB to a computer. Something like the Raspberry Pi cameras but with a USB interface instead of a video ribbon out.

Not sure on how to research on this: couldn't find the OEM part ID, and "iPad Camera USB controller board" returns the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.

iPad Air, iPad mini, mini 2, & mini 3 Rear Camera Image


iPad Air, iPad mini, mini 2, & mini 3 Rear Camera


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The camera on an iPhone is controlled directly by the CPU, not a camera controller. It does use a 4 pair MIPI interface though so you could look that up. You could also look into Apple patents; they are usually cryptic but can offer some interesting leads for further research.

It would certainly be an educational project but not an efficient means of using the camera in a project.

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