iPad 3 to Have More Tapered Edges and 8-Megapixel Camera?

iPad 3 to Have More Tapered Edges and 8-Megapixel Camera?


New rumors continue to flow in on Apple's upcoming iPad model with the latest report claiming that it will have more tapered edges and a 8-megapixel rear camera. 

According to Apple Daily, it received the two photos above through "special channels". The top image is an alleged shot of the iPad 3, which shows off more tapered edges. As a result of the subtle design change, the camera module is located on the taper itself. 

The second image compares the iPad 3 with the existing iPad and iPad 2 models. As you can see, the new model appears to have a larger camera lens, suggesting that it will have a better camera. Apple Daily pointed out the iPad 3 will sport a 8-megapixel camera sensor.

These pictures coincided with an earlier report on the physical similarity between the new iPad and the current iPad 2. iLounger Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Horwitz said that he had some hands-on time with the iPad 3 and commented that the only physical difference is a mere 1mm increase in thickness. 

In a separate report, MacRumors has confirmed that the new iPad will have a 2048 x 1536 Retina display. The site obtained a sample display and examined it under a microscope to determine its resolution.

Its findings revealed that the new display has pixels that are one-quarter the size of those on the current iPad 2. Based on its own estimations, the new display should have a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels which is twice the resolution of the existing iPad models. 

Apple is expected to be launch the next generation iPad in the first week of March, with March 7 marked out as the most likely date

Source: Apple Daily via MacRumors (1) (2)

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