CES: Third generation iPad 'spotted'
Journalist claims to have played with unnamed device
TechLife | 12 Jan 2012 :
A blogger claims to have used the third generation iPad at CES currently taking place in Las Vegas.
ILounge editor-in-chief Jeremy Horwitz said that he used the supposed next generation iPad and that the difference between it and the iPad 2 was almost imperceptible.
"This device so resembles the iPad 2 that differences are only obvious when they're placed next to each other. From the back, you could walk past this new iPad on display and have no idea that anything had changed," Horwitz wrote.
It's apparently very slightly thicker, by roughly 1mm, he says, and the camera in the top left corner has got bigger.
Horwitz believes that the changes are so slight that Apple may not call it the iPad 3, but rather opt for something along the lines of iPad 2S or iPad 2HD.
He also claimed that the device didn't exactly seem to be brand new, suggesting that it had been manufactured some time ago.
Apple is expected to launch a third generation iPad in March, with industry sources suggesting that a fourth-generation iPad could launch as soon as October.
Perhaps, then, the March launch could be an iPad 2S followed by an iPad 3 in October - however, we'll have to wait for a while to find out for sure, unfortunately.
Of course Apple has gotten in the habit of 'leaking' new products, usually in the form of prototypes left unattended in bars. Bringing an all-new device to the world's largest consumer electronics show and hoping no one will notice would seem to be either foolhardy or masterful. Regardless of the authenticity of the 'new' iPad we're sure the Cupertino company won't mind the free publicity one bit.
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