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Old Feb 20, 2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Side by Side Photos of iPad 2 and iPad 3 Casing Shows Gradual Taper and Slightly More Thickness




MICGadget posts a roundup of circulating iPad 3 rumors, and also includes a few better side-by-side shots of what is believed to be the new iPad 3 back enclosure and the iPad 2 one.




Seen on top of each other, the iPad 3 does appear to have a more gradual taper to the edges than the iPad 2. The difference in size, however, is said to be minimal but seems exaggerated in this shot above due to the staggered positioning of the casings. The next shot shows that the difference in thickness is only 1-1.5mm, with the iPad 3 enclosure being slightly thicker than the iPad 2.




MICGadget also confirms that the iPad 3 camera lens hole is "noticeably larger", suggesting that there has been some improvement in the camera quality, though they seem to question whether or not it will make it all the way to 8 Megapixels as claimed by one publication.

These same iPad 3 enclosures have been seen in the hands of many sites now. It's not uncommon for parts and enclosures to leak out of Apple's supply chain as production of new products ramp up. The iPad 3 is believed to be in manufacturing at this time with an expected announcement date on March 7th.

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Old Feb 20, 2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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I don't care about whether or not it's thicker than an iPad 2. The important thing is whether it's substantially heavier.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:01 PM   #3
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I think I speak for everyone here, release the damn thing already Apple! or at least sell us a KIT!!
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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Much better than the pic posted the other day. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the real thing.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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I was worried hearing the 3 would be thicker than the 2, but if the 2nd photo is any indication, I'm okay with the casing. I don't know what to make of that first picture.
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I was worried hearing the 3 would be thicker than the 2, but if the 2nd photo is any indication, I'm okay with the casing. I don't know what to make of that first picture.
they are staggered, which makes it look weird.



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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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How has Apple not killed off everyone involved in the theft of the casing yet? Clearly things have changed since Jobs' passed away...
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:12 PM   #8
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If thicker not buying. Nuff said
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How has Apple not killed off everyone involved in the theft of the casing yet? Clearly things have changed since Jobs' passed away...
I guess cause millions of these things are rolling off assembly lines in China. Hard to keep track of every one.

And it's not a new phenomenon.

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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:14 PM   #10
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Thanks Arn for the better pic. You should put that on the story... looks much better.

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Oh no it's bigger.
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With so many leaks, I wonder if you aren't going to be able to just assemble your own iPad 3.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:14 PM   #13
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My bet is the change in taper was done to correct the one flaw that I immediately noticed while in line on launch day of the iPad 2. The smart cover doesn't stick when folded around the back. To get it to stick they needed to add a magnet to hold it open without setting off the hall effect sensor. Oh and also it will make it feel thinner in the hand even though it's thicker than the iPad 2
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Meh. Backside does nothing for me. Full frontal please.
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I don't care about whether or not it's thicker than an iPad 2. The important thing is whether it's substantially heavier.
I dont care if its substantially heavier. The important thing is whether it will play flash content

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That's what she said!!! ZING
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I dont care if its substantially heavier. The important thing is whether it will play flash content

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Flash? This isnt a thread from 2010. I thought we got rid of you? lol
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Actually looks worse than the first iPad thicker but still the curve design?

Horrible
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Flash? This isnt a thread from 2010. I thought we got rid of you? lol
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lol.. nice try.. ok fine.. who cares about flash.. what i really want is wireless tethering for my Canon SLR without jailbreaking and a CF card adapter would be great too. Live view!?
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yes!

love the rumours that keep popping out everyday.
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I wonder what made it marginally thicker, the camera (more pixels?), bigger battery (for certain new, slightly more power-hungry components), or new screen (is it thicker than the iPad2's)? Or some combination of the 3? Too many questions at once??
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I think if it is a little lighter than the iPad 2 (even just a couple grams or so) then it is a big win. I kind of like the more tapered edge even though it is a blatant ruse by Apple to keep it from "looking" thicker than the iPad 2. Clever though. I think it will fit better in the hand than the 2.
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I wonder what made it marginally thicker, the camera (more pixels?), bigger battery (for certain new, slightly more power-hungry components), or new screen (is it thicker than the iPad2's)? Or some combination of the 3? Too many questions at once??
If the rumours are true then the screen made it bigger and maybe battery.

But that above picture why does the iPad 3 not have a speaker has it moved?

I'm not sure this one is real as the last leaked imagine shows an iPad 3 looking more silver. This one looks like the iPad 1 material.
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Not sure if this helps show the radius more (sorry for crappy job):

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Meh. Backside does nothing for me. Full frontal please.
I disagree. Frontside does nothing for me. I'm more of a derrière man.
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