A new `ipad 3`leak is being reported, this time complete with inner parts and more details about the potential end-specifications.
Obtained from iPatch a U.K. repair shop, the parts showed by c.o.m tell the same story as the Apple.pro leak reported earlier today.
But in addition to leaking the back aluminum shell of the
next-generation iPad, iPatch also leaked a flex cable containing the
sleep/wake button, the volume buttons, and the mute switch, as well as
iPad 3’s microphone, which appears to be different from the one used in
the iPad 2.
There’s a good chance Apple wants Siri in the next iPad, and for
that, they’ll need a top notch microphone and perhaps even a better
But there’s an even more notable difference between the iPad 2 and the iPad 3, as far as internals are concerned.
Specifically, the Wi-Fi components are completely different in the latest version of Apple’s tablet PC.
Furthermore, there doesn’t appear to be any space
for a headphone jack at the bottom of the iPad 3, but there’s an opening
for something else there. Perhaps Apple wants to include another port.
Finally, the Cult notes that iPad 3’s rear panel has been designed so
that it can house an even bigger battery than the one found inside the
iPad 2. The space designated for the logic board also seems to be
Apple’s third-generation iPad is expected to launch in
the coming months. An early March unveiling wouldn’t be completely out
of the ordinary, and there’s some indication that Apple plans to deploy
iOS 5.1 at the beginning of next month.
The Cupertino giant most likely wants to throw in its iPad 3 with a brand new version of the iOS operating system...no real surprises there.