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Alleged iPad 3 Case Pics Point to Bigger Battery, New Display

We're all pretty eager for Apple to announce the iPad 3, if only to put a stop to the rumors and leaks that we've been hearing since the launch of iPad 2. That said, now that we're apparently getting close to the actual unveiling of the device, the rumors are getting pretty juicy. The latest comes courtesy of Repair-Labs, 9to5Mac and Apple.pro. 9to5Mac claims that there are iPad 3 shells 'floating around China,' where the devices are manufactured, and all three sites have obtained their own photos of the casings.

Repair-Labs shows the iPad 3 shell next to that of an iPad 2 for reference and says the case points to a larger battery, a new camera, and an LCD different to the display currently in the iPad 2 (possibly a Retina display).

9to5Mac obtained its own high resolution photo of one of these casings showing the inside of what purports iPad 3's clothing, alongside the old iPad 2, while Apple.pro has posted the only image of the outside of the shell.

Obviously, it's impossible to verify the authenticity of these photos, but there does seem to be an awful lot of the cases floating around, which suggests the device is well into production. Either way, the latest rumors are saying we'll see an iPad 3 announcement in the first week of March, so we don't have long to wait to find out.

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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    *yawn*... rumors... predictions... meanwhile, Asus Transformer Prime Full HD is kicking everyone's ass and new iteration is surely on the way... whoever will get an iPad over this monster doesn't know what to do with his/her money.
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  • mrsphex
    We all are totally eager for another apple product. /sarcasm.
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  • freggo
    Let me check if I care...checking...checking even deeper...nope. :-)

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  • hardcore_gamer
    Apps.....short for applications, meaning every *.exe file is a "app" on a windows system. Apple just pushed a trendy name so idiots with no idea of what is going on in any computer or smartphone could sound techie and feel good about the $500 they just wasted on slave labor products that track their use and movements so they can be better advertised to.


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  • AndrewMD
    amk-aka-phantom*yawn*... rumors... predictions... meanwhile, Asus Transformer Prime Full HD is kicking everyone's ass and new iteration is surely on the way... whoever will get an iPad over this monster doesn't know what to do with his/her money.

    I find your post utter nonsense, your assumptions that a consumer who purchases something other than an Asus Transformer Prime is wasting their money... Did you ever think that certain people already are invested into a platform?

    I have held and used the Asus Transformer in Best Buy recently and it is a nice unit, however, since I already own an Apple product, I would not want to re-purchase applications that I already purchased on the iPad. One of the same reasons I do not own an Apple laptop, because all my Windows Applications would cost a small fortune to re-purchase just for an Apple laptop..

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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    AndrewMDI find your post utter nonsense, your assumptions that a consumer who purchases something other than an Asus Transformer Prime is wasting their money... Did you ever think that certain people already are invested into a platform?I have held and used the Asus Transformer in Best Buy recently and it is a nice unit, however, since I already own an Apple product, I would not want to re-purchase applications that I already purchased on the iPad. One of the same reasons I do not own an Apple laptop, because all my Windows Applications would cost a small fortune to re-purchase just for an Apple laptop..Yeah, because you made the wrong purchase decision a couple months/years ago.
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  • g4114rd0
    -...There's always a market for dudes”.
    IPad 2s?
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  • zzz_b
    I really would like to know one thing: who was the idiot that came up with the "retina display" naming??? Does he know the resolution of our eyes? Probably not.
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  • willard
    zzz_bI really would like to know one thing: who was the idiot that came up with the "retina display" naming??? Does he know the resolution of our eyes? Probably not.Your eyes don't have a resolution, they just don't work like that. You could measure the number of rods/cones, but that's also pretty meaningless since they are not analogous to pixels. They're also not evenly distributed, with some areas containing literally none (around the optic nerve, that's your blind spot) and other areas having them tightly packed (which is why the center of your field of view has more detail than your peripherals).

    More critically than the inability to make an analogy between rod/cone count and resolution, your brain does not interpret the input in the way a pixel would be interpreted. Your brain does a great deal of smoothing and substitution to build the image you see. You've got gigantic blind spots in both your eyes that is much larger than the full moon. You don't notice because your brain interpolates what it thinks should be there to complete the image.
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  • WooHoo!! people must be saying "Take my money and kill the workers!"
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