iPad 3 Update
Posted on February 28, 2012
Almost three weeks ago, your favorite iPhone repair company brought you the first images of the iPad 3 back housing. To say we got everyone talking might be somewhat of an understatement. Right after our pictures went viral, a slew of other leaks brought us a lot of information on the iPad 3 and what we can expect. With Apple's announcement only a week away, we still have some time to speculate on what we will hear about the tablet's update.
Before we were able to show you an unfortunately low-res picture of the iPad 3 back case. Now we have our own iPad 3 back housing, and our techs have spent some time examining it. Below are some of the changes we can confirm with our previous intel and other sources.
- The LCD mount is different, and that coincides with the rumors and evidence we have had pointing to a higher resolution display that will be different from what we had on the iPad 2.
- Now that we have had it in our hands, we can confirm the battery area of the iPad 3 is 5/8 inch larger than the iPad 2. More battery to allow for that high-resolution screen and to keep your iPad from the charger for the same amount of time we have grown accustomed to.
- The charger port dock is different. After comparing the two iPads, our techs believe that the iPad 3 charging port has been beefed up to provide more stable support. We have had several customers with bent USB ports on iPad 1 and 2, and this added support should keep that from happening as often for iPad 3 users.
- The housing on the iPad 3 is a measly 1mm thicker roughly, but it's such a minor change you probably wouldn't notice the difference.
Not a great deal of information, but enough to see where rumors are going right, and a lot to support them. Now we just have to wait that week until we are able to find out if all of the rumors were true.
by Curtis Taylor, Tech Expert, Freelance Writer.