iPad 3 shell assembled from various suppliers’ parts [video]

iPad 3 shell assembled from various suppliers’ parts [video]
We could all just wait a few days to see what Apple’s latest installment of the iPad will look like, but what’s the fun in that? A Chinese blog, M.I.C. Gadget, has gone all out to figure out what this device will look like.

They managed to scrounge up parts from various suppliers in order to assemble the shell of the device. Overall the iPad 3 looks pretty much the same as the iPad 2, except for the fact that the iPad 3 is a bit thicker with more tapered edges and has a larger opening for the camera lens.

We’ve heard everything from soup to nuts are far as rumors about this thing, but at one time there was rumor that the front glass would no longer have the famous physical home button. If these are the official parts, you can consider that rumor debunked, because M.I.C. Gadget’s iPad has a home button.

So here it is. Check out the video below. If this is, in fact, what the iPad 3 looks like, is it everything you thought it would be or were you expecting something different?

source: VentureBeat

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  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh



1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

iPad is for the rich or people pretending to rich using their credit card to buy 1 hottest item that cost Apple about $200 to build and sell for $500 to $700.

2. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

thats not true i live in a tiny apartment and my mom bought me one and im not rich at all

15. android_hitman unregistered

so then you forced your mom to make sacrifices to buy you this stupid gadget ... very well son

5. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

iPads are for pretentious people who just want to show it off instead of actually doing work on it. and I don't think it takes Apple $200 to build it, probably only like 50 bucks or so...

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

actually if you bothered to look it up (which u didnt), you would have found it costs 326.60 according to issupply… this doesnt include shipping, retail, marketing, and r&d… maybe some people want to show off their ipads, but most people use it for honest productivity and consumption..

13. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

iSupply? An earlier article on Phonearena showed it took $30 to build an iPhone...an iPad is practically just an iPhone but in a larger shell with a larger screen (Which shouldn't even alot cost more than the 4S's "Retina" display) and battery. In fact, the Wifi version would be even cheaper considering it doesn't have the 3G and phone components the iPhone has. And if people actually wanted to use it for "honest productivity", they wouldn't waste their time with an iPad which uses iTunes for even the most basic file transfers.

18. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yea and that "larger screen" costs well over $100. Math

21. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

That's if you're buying in small numbers like in tens or hundreds. At the amount of screens Apple probably orders, millions to billions, the price can easily drop to $40 - $50 each. Mass Production...

24. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012


27. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

im not sure if u know, (i assume not) but the retina screen alone costs just shy of 100 i believe…

19. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Sorry ... this is lame ... this is America ... you are allowed to make a profit. If you had a business ... and had a product ... would you sell that product at what people are willing to buy it for ... or just to break even? Yup ... thought so ...

20. android_hitman unregistered

iPad2s, the casing it's 95% the same ...

3. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Some people are lame I've own the ipad1 and ipad2 and soon ipad3 and yes I'm middle class but rich in heart. If you feel poor don't buy the iPad buy a knock of android.

4. Lousclues

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

that song made me wanna dance for some reason.

12. maxlimyo

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

it sang by BoA - Woo Weekend :)

6. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

like the iphone is a knockoff of Motorola :)

8. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Scraps collected from all around the world combined into Crap product=i/whatever

14. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Haha, the sad part? That's probably what Apple does for R&D for the iPad 3 and iPhone 4S.

9. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

was it ever a mystery what the ipad 3 would look like?

10. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Apple makes better products i'm no rich i have 2 ipads 1 and two people wan quality go for apple if they wan cheap go for kindle fire

11. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011


16. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Meh, Apple Fatigue

17. idanielx

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Id buy one for entertainment

22. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

whats funny is alot of opinions are from people who NEVER used an apple product. ...and from people who NEVER used android if you used or have both, honestly you wouldnt be speaking so far left or right about it... they both are amazing devices... apple = quality, elegance, integration android = customization, choice, freedom they both pretty much share the same/similar apps...

23. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I agree

25. conscious

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Can't wait to see iPad 3... Feel sorry for all the haters on here

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