Itching to see what the iPad 3 looks like and don’t want to wait until Wednesday?
Tech blog MIC Gadget has reportedly obtained parts of the next-generation iPad. If this is real, it’s the closest look yet at the new tablet from Apple.
In line with industry speculation, the clip reveals that the iPad 3 touts a larger camera lens and a slightly thicker shell. In addition, it will once again include a home button, disputing rumors that the touchscreen itself could serve as the home button.
Apple announced last week it will be holding a press event on Wednesday, March 7 in San Francisco to unveil something to “see” and “touch.” Flurries of speculation have since circulated the Web with many looking for clues about the highly-anticipated launch of the iPad 3.
According to MIC Gadget, the iPad 3 will be introduced with its standard set of memory sizes, including 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Although various reports have indicated there could be a jump in price, the iPad 3 could remain the same if the super-fast long-term evolution (LTE) network is not integrated. MIC Gadget also cited sources that LTE — which is more costly to build into devices — is unlikely for the next-generation Apple device since the market may still be too premature for it.
The specs revealed in the video show that the exterior design updates are slight, so iPad 2 covers are still be able to fit the new version. Voice-assistant software Siri is also likely to be included.
Meanwhile, Gizmodo is reporting that the device could be called the “iPad HD,” as it will likely feature a HD retina display, and boost a major update to iOS.
The Internet is never shy about Apple rumors. There are even claims that a 7.85-inch model could be introduced in the third quarter of this year, with the same resolution as the conventional iPad 2 with 1024×768 pixels and no retina display.
What do you think will be unveiled at the event? Which features do you want to see most? Let us know in the comments.