Latest iPad 3 rumor favors Retina Display, A6 processor, thicker body
Another day, another set of photos, supposedly exposing iPad 3 parts, surface on the web. This time, we have what is said to be an iPad 3 rear cover, which has been put alongside an iPad 2.
While the new part hints that the iPad 3 could be slightly thicker than the current model, the design of the tablet will remain virtually identical, claims the source of the images. In fact, some third-party cases may still fit, if the source of this rumor is not mistaken. It is also claimed that the tablet's screen will indeed qualify as a Retina Display with its resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels, just like recent iPad 3 rumors have stated. However, the boost in display resolution would not leave enough space for a storage capacity upgrade, which is why according to the rumor, the iPad 3 will come in 16, 32, and 64 gigabyte models, just like the iPad 2.
But wait, there is more! The source of the rumor claims that the logic board with A5X processor that we just recently saw could be just a prototype, while the A6 is indeed what will run on the iPad 3. Last but not least, the wider camera opening on the rear cover's back suggests that a camera upgrade is imminent, although an 8 megapixel sensor is not very likely as the tablet's production costs were already pretty high.
Of course, as the case is with all iPad and iPhone rumors, you should take the above with a great dose of disbelief. Still, whether the rumor holds water or not, might become clear after the Apple event scheduled for March 7.