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Apple iPad 3 spied, bigger camera sensor, smoother design

The Gadget Show  Monday 20 February 2012

Apple iPad 3 spied, bigger camera sensor, smoother design

By now there have been enough Apple iPad 3 rumours to pretty confirm that we will see the iPad 2 successor launched very soon. In fact, we could see the iPad 3 launched next month. What you are looking at is one of the first alleged photos of the iPad 3, with a rumoured 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a cleaner-looking design.

If rumours are to be believed (they are certainly hotting up) we will see Apple unveil the iPad 3 at a San Francisco event next month. In the run up to March many have speculated what form the next iPad will take. Design-wise, the iPad 3 won’t look very different at all.

Apple iPad 3 to be unveiled next month

One website claims to have received a photo of the tablet via its own, unnamed sources. (see above). The shot only shows the back, but it does reveal some information about the tablet. For one, the camera sensor looks to be larger than it is on the iPad 2. A larger sensor would appear to fit in with rumours of an 8-megapixel camera.

We can also see that the iPad 3 may have a cleaner design around the back. More tapered edges and just an Apple logo on the back are the most noticeable changes here. Should the photos hold true, this may be the first glimpse of the iPad 3.

Apple has of course yet to confirm anything, and is typically keeping everything close to its chest until any official unveil takes place. Rumoured tweaks and additions include a HD Retina Display to rival IPS displays such as that on the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, a quad-core processor and voice assistant Siri to enable tablet-based voice commands.

What do you think? Is the above shot a fake? It won’t be long now till we find out if so.

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I just dont ubderstand the point in having a rear facing camera on a tablet at all.. Who genuinely takes pictures with their tablet?¿ Every tablet manufacturer would be better off having a higher spec camera on the front of the device for Skype and the like. But a better display and better camera doesnt sound at all appealing. With joy i will be sticking to my Asus Transformer Prime! : P

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i have seen a few people using them to take pictures.

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