Will we see a brand new design for the iPad 3 that’s rumored to be released in the next few months? Jeremy Horowitz of iLounge reports otherwise. Supposedly he’s seen the “future” and it isn’t exactly something that we’ve been dreaming for the iPad 3 – he refers to the difference between the iPad 2 and supposedly the next generation iPad to be similar to that of the difference (or lack thereof) between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
Yesterday, one day ahead of the 2012 CES, I saw what’s supposedly the next-generation iPad. I’d show you a picture, but there’s honestly nothing to be seen. Think iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S: this device so resembles the iPad 2 that differences are only obvious when they’re placed next to each other. From the back, you could walk past this new iPad on display and have no idea that anything had changed.
The main differences that Horowitz noticed were a slightly thicker body, roughly a 1mm bump, and a slightly larger opening for the rear camera. These minor changes, Horowitz notes, may be welcomed by current iPad 2 owners as most of the cases may very well fit snug with the next generation iPad.
The big features expected from the next generation iPad from early reports were higher resolution displays, A6 processor, and possibly an upgraded camera, and Horowitz’s report seem to state exactly that.
A brand new design for new Apple products is always expected and appreciated. However how much can you change from what is already an elegant design? Apple’s already done a great job with the iPad 2 design and I think the higher-resolution display and a much-needed better camera may be enough to appeal a lot of the customers. What do you think we should see with the next generation iPad?
- Eyes-on report claims next iPad case will resemble iPad 2 (gigaom.com)
- iPad 3 reportedly getting better cameras, slightly larger body (gigaom.com)
- iPad 3 May Be Getting The iPhone 4S’s Cameras + FaceTime HD, But Won’t Be Total Redesign [Rumor] (cultofmac.com)
- Next-gen iPad rumors start up: upgraded cameras, slightly thicker body (madshrimps.be)
- Silicon Alley Insider: The Next iPad Will Be ‘Slightly Thicker’ Than The iPad 2 (AAPL) (businessinsider.com)
- Backstage: Hope To See The Next iPad At CES? You Might, Without Knowing It (ilounge.com)