How to turn your iPhone 3GS into a wireless iPad camera (and more) for 99-cents

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“The iPad doesn’t have a built-in camera, but you can give it something better. By putting an app onto each an iPad and an iPhone, you can connect the two via bluetooth and have a wireless camera for your iPad,” Rosa Golijan reports for Gizmodo.

“All you need to do is download the Camera A and Camera B apps onto your iPad and iPhone respectively—note that Camera A will set you back a buck while Camera B is free. Once you’ve got the apps on your devices, make sure bluetooth is switched on, and open the apps,” Golijan reports. “Ta da! You’ll see everything your iPhone’s lens sees on your iPad.”

Golijan reports, “How does this witchcraft work? Based on the fact that I just saw my iPhone lock screen twice moments ago, I’d say that the apps are allowing your iPad to mirror your iPhone’s display. I guess that means that you could also use this app setup to truly turn your iPad into a gigantic iPhone.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: iPhone 3GS only.
• More info about Yusuke Sekikawa’s CAMERA-A (99-cents) iPad app via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.
• More info about Yusuke Sekikawa’s CAMERA-B (free) iPhone 3GS app via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]


  1. Even though these iPads have just started shipping, the revolutionary apps like this are already starting to surface.

    Very soon someone (probably Yusuke Sekikawa!) will provide apps for DSLRs that will allow wireless networking with your iPad, providing not only a giant viewfinder, but also a wireless camera controller, and a wireless photo storage, all in your iPad.

    Maybe Yusuke Sekikawa or another party, will also make the bluetooth transceiver that attaches to my DSLR.

    Exciting times!

  2. There’s a nicer looking one called “Camera for iPad” which works on the 3G.. Is the same price AND is a universal App so it’s only one download.. it works for the iPod touch as well. Unfortunately I still have a few weeks for the iPad to arrive in Australia, but I’m downloading Apps now to get ready.

  3. I’m thinking a company like Belkin or Griffin Tech will create a swiveling lens camera that attaches to the Dock Connector. Hold the iPad in any orientation, point the camera in any direction.

  4. Good to see this kind of stuff in development, but that first sentence is rediculous… “The iPad doesn’t have a built-in camera, but you can give it something better.”

    I’ve got no issue with lack of camera or this fix, but if you really wanted a camera, “better” would have been built-in.

  5. I personally anticipate WITH FERVOR the next iteration of iPad. I would love to have video chat on that thing. And keep in mind, nothing from HP or the other Microsoft teet suckers will make me sway from wanting an iPad with iChat so I’m just going to have to wait. i.e. Steve Jobs, you have my iPad purchase when you put in that cam. Until then, you are selling hunreds of thousands of iPads -1 (me lol). Can’t wait! eeeeeeeee!

    It also would be nice to see the next upgrade of this device having a minimum of 64 GB and maxing out at 256 GB. (would be fine with it maxing out at 128 GB.. as long as it has a vid cam.)

    I am not an iPad consumer whore until then.

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