Last week we heard iLounge editor Jeremy Horwitz tweet about what he was hearing from his sources about the upcoming changes in the next generation iPad 3. Now, he has claimed one day before CES he has ‘seen’ what is supposedly the next iPad, and describes the changes:
Here’s the scoop on what companies believe Apple will announce in the next two months. The new iPad’s body is so slightly thicker than the iPad 2 that the change is unnoticeable on first inspection; a roughly 1mm increase will barely be perceptible to users. We’ve heard that the only accessories that might have issues are cases, and then, only cases that were precisely contoured to fit the iPad 2’s back. On the rear, the camera in the upper left corner has become bigger—noticeably so when placed alongside the iPad 2, but not so huge that anyone would think they were different at a distance. The new camera hole is silver-ringed, and does in fact look the same size as the iPhone 4S’s much-improved rear camera system, minus the LED flash.
Jeremy goes on to mention the changes are so minor that the next iPad iteration could be similar to the iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S type of upgrade. The unit he was shown appeared to be an older unit, not one recently manufactured. He goes on to note every company he has contacted about the next iPad has agreed with what he has described about the next iPad changes.
One thing is for certain that most people are assuming will come in the next iPad is a Retina Display, to join its siblings like the iPhone 4/4S and latest iPod touch. Bring on the rumours as we head into the iPad launch season.
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