New images of Apple’s next generation iPad have surfaced on the internet. The new shots show the rear casings of the iPad 2 on top of the supposed casing of the iPad 3. The shots suggest that the new iPad will be slightly thicker, but sport tapered edges compared to its predecessor.
The images come to us courtesy of MIC Gadgets via Mac Rumors. The images show the slightly thicker iPad 3 sporting more tapering around the edges, which suggests that the next generation apple slate will sport a bigger battery.
Since the device is said to be slightly thicker compared to the iPad 2, this also suggests that Apple is making more room for more serious hardware. According to separate reports, the iPad 3 will sport the much awaited retina display, which was previously exclusive to other iOS smartphones such as the iPhone 4S. Furthermore, the slightly added girth points to a beefed up processor, possibly the quad-core A6 chip. However, the latest report suggests that the tablet will sport the A5X chip, which is a slight upgrade of the dual-core A5 chip.
Of course, since the Cupertino firm still refuses to comment on speculation, take this information with a pinch of salt.
Dying to know more about the iPad 3? You might not have to wait very long to confirm if these reports are true or not. The iPad 3 is expected to launch in the first week of March.