Apple Daily, a Hong Kong publication has posted images of what they say is the upcomingiPad compared to iPad 1 and 2. As you can see the front iPad has a bigger camera lens and they claim that the camera is a whopping 8 megapixels. “Apple.pro grabbed some images of the print version that seem to show the tapering better.” » Hong Kong: iPad 3 Pictures With 8 Megapixel Camera
iMore reports that Apple is planning to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 and Jim Dalrymple of LoopInsight confirmed the date with a simple “Yep”. iMore also claims that the iPad 3 will feature a 2048×1536 Retina display as well as a quad-core A6 processor and “possibly” 4G LTE networking. » iPad 3 Announcement On March 7th With Quad Core & 4G LTE
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]
It looks like these days iPad 3 parts are easy to find, multipe reports are hitting the web showing “possible” iPad 3 parts. Fix iPhones posted a photo of an iPad 3 rear shell which suggests minor physical changes and a larger battery. In the photo above you can see an comparison between the iPad 2 and iPad 3 rear shell “click here for larger version” which shows minor changes “with one of the most notable being an apparently narrower logic board that could make room for an expanded battery“. » Photos Of iPad 3 Rear Shell & Smart Cover Magnets Show Physical Changes
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?
9to5mac reported that case producer “Chinee” of China has begun selling cases for a device that it called “iPad 2S”. In total you can already find 3 different iPad 2S cases in their store here. The name obviously stems from the name iPhone 4S, where the S notes an internal technical specification update rather than a re-design. The cases are build on the latest rumors saying that the next gen iPad “iPad 3″ will look identical to the iPad 2, but it will be slightly thicker. The iPad 2S Chinee cases fit a design that is 1MM thicker than the iPad 2 form-factor. » Chinee Start Producing iPad 3 Cases, Slightly Thicker iPad 2 Design
Arecent report from Bloomberg claiming next-generation iPad production has officially kicked off with a high-resolution display, quad-core processor, and LTE functionality. And a japanese website claimed an iPad 3 launch event would take place in early February. The asian and US source said the new iPad will most likely be released in early March. » iPad Event Only A View Weeks Away