Some intriguing photos has been discovered on a Chinese forum of an apparent iPad Retina Display production line. “The forum posting contains some blurry spy shots of what it is calling the iPad 3 2048 x 1536 display, but perhaps more interestingly, has a photo of packed up Retina Displays.” The forum post also claims these Retina Displays are made by Samsung and the plant is located in the Wujiang City, Radiant Opto-Electronics LCM sector. You can find more spy photos and information after the break. » Spy Photos of Samsung iPad 3 Retina Display Production
Anew photo has surfaced on the WeiPhone forums showing a A5X-chip nestled onto a prototype logic board. The chip also includes a date code of “1146″, which would peg production at or around November 14th-20th of 2011. If this rumor is true the iPad 3 will not get an A6 Chip, instead it will get an upgraded A5 Chip. » Prototype iPad 3 Shows Apple A5X Chip [rumor]
BlogdoiPhone claims to have somehow obtained a “pre-GM” version of iOS 5.1 and they discovered some interesting new features. In the screenshot above you can find a new camera slide-button on the homescreen. Normally we have to double tap the homebutton to show the camerabutton, now in the upcoming iOS 5.1 the camera button always shows and can be activated using a slide move. » iOS 5.1 pre-GM Contains Camera Slider & Japanese Siri
Clkoerner (via OSXDaily) put together this graphic above, showing the relative number of pixels offered by various devices, including the rumored iPad 3. Also for reference, he includes a 1920×1080 Full HD screen to show that the new iPads screen may dwarf them all. » iPad 3 “Retina Display” [Comparison Graphic]
Yesterday the Japanese website Macotakara claimed that Apple would hold an iPad 3 media event in February with product launch in March. But today Loopinsight reported that Apple will not hold an event in February, indicating that observers waiting for the iPad 3 or other major announcement from Apple will need to hold out until at least March. » Apple Will Not Hold An Event In February
Macotakara, which is an Japanese Blog, had claimed that Apple would hold an iPad 3 media event in February with product launch in March and is now reporting that the event in February would be a “strange” (or unusual) event rather than the usual product announcement event. » Rumor: iPad 3 Event in March & An Unusual Apple Event in February?