With presumably a couple months or so until the iPad 3 hits the shelves, I think we are way overdue for some good old rumors about Apple’s upcoming tablet.

Today’s rumor is brought to you courtesy of BGR, who apparently got their hands on some images from a source claiming to be in possession of an iPad 3. If I haven’t lost you yet, then keep on reading because there seems to be some good sense to all this…

The photos published by BGR contain data from iBoot, a debug tool used for development. These images show several details about what might very well be the iPad 3.

First, these J1 and J2 model numbers that DigiTimes uncovered a few weeks ago are showing up again. While DigiTimes assumed they were two different devices, BGR believes it’s actually the same device. One wi-fi only version, and one with GSM/CDMA/LTE.

Additionally, the leaked screenshots show what could be a quad-core A6 processor, model number S5L8945X. In comparison, A4 model number was S5L8930X, while the A5 was S5L8940X.

Obviously, and until Apple unveils the iPad 3, these are just rumors and should always be taken with a grain of salt, though all this info uncovered by BGR does make sense to me.

What do you think?

  • It makes sense, but honestly who wasn’t expecting a beefed up iPad 3? of course it will have a faster CPU, of course it will have LTE (at this point, Apple can’t delay that anymore). I also wouldn’t be surprised if the cameras were better too.

  • achraf fattouhi

    guys anybody could tell us when this baby hit the ground…!!!
    i don’t want to buy and ipad2 now but i want to wait until this monster come’s out

  • please learn a new expression. Im sick of “grain of salt” “pinch of salt” used on every single rumor article

    • Your life must be awesome if your only problem is to see “grain of salt” on a blog

      • Anonymous

        Take his complaining with a grain of salt, sebastien.

      • and don’t forget pinch of salt

    • You blithering idiot!

  • If Verizon is to sell ipad 3’s it must have LTE, as im sure all major carriers will make it a requirement. for all future devices to have LTE capability.

  • Dan

    rumors like these make me sad… I bought my iPad 2 months ago 🙁

    • Ouch. You should have waited just a bit longer. Sell this thing on Craigslist before it’s too late 🙂

    • Apple usually does something for recently purchased last gen products when new ones are released but i believe its only 30 or 60 days.

  • Believe me when I say I would love a quad-core. But when it comes to the wifi model I’m not sure if that will be a full selling point for me over the iPad 2.

    It wouldn’t be weird if apple waited till next year to put out the iPad 3. I mean look at the competition currently- the kinda fire/any random lag filled android tablet?

  • one more rumor…. but specs look good.

  • Buying it. I hope it has a Retina display too!

  • Anonymous

    If it truly has a retina-touting resolution of 2048×1536 pixels or thereabouts, I will sell the soul of my unborn child, line up for a week and probably buy two. One to keep stock, and the other to jailbreak and tweak like crazy.

    If however the iPad 3 is stuck with the same dated screen resolution of 1024×768, no matter how fast it is, and how many gazillion photons and megapixels it’s new cameras can capture, I will happily stick to my jailbroken iPad2 and await the onslaught of Tegra3 based 1920x1200p 16:10 Android tablets we’ll be seeing quarter 4.

    In a way I hate my iPhone 4. Ever since it was released every other screen looks like shit! 😉

  • Anonymous

    You just watch… for the ipad 2S.

    • Although it is a good guess after gathering previous naming decisions on recent Apple phones, I think they will try to catch the iPad number up to the iPhone’s and skip iPad “#”S for now.