The iPad 3 has been rumored to launch sometime this Spring, but there haven’t been many other rumors besides that. In a new report from Fix iPhones, they show us the supposed backing of the iPad 3 compared to the iPad 2, demonstrating that the new tablet will apparently only have a few subtle changes.

The most biggest changes Fix iPhones found was the possibility of a new screen and larger battery…

1. You can see here that the mounts for the logic board are very different, which means the logic board shape will be different allowing for . . . .

2. More battery. The width of where the logic board sits on the iPad 2 appears much larger than that of the iPad 3. We have long heard that the iPad 3 was going to provide longer battery life, and this back housing seems to support that.

3. The camera is different. It is hard to make a judgment just by looking at the casing, but what we can expect is a different camera on the iPad 3 than what we had on the 2.

4. LCD will be different than what we have had before. Whether or not it will be the super screen we have seen reported will have to wait. But the different mounting does mean that the LCD has been redesigned at the very least.

Due to the change in where the logic board sits on the iPad 3, it will allow for a larger battery that will give more battery life, the report mentions. In typical fashion, Apple has usually increased the battery life across their new devices, so this certainly makes sense.

Next, the report mentions the possibility of a new camera on the iPad 3. There’s no word on what kind of camera exactly, but they expect it to be different than the VGA 30 frames per second front facing camera and HD (720p) 30 frames per second rear-facing camera that the iPad 2 sports.

Lastly, the report touches on the possibility of the new LCD that has been rumored to be included with the iPad 3. They don’t go as far as saying it will be retina quality, but that the iPad 3’s backing definitely has different mounting that indicates a redesigned screen.

What do you think about this latest rumor?


  • Scott Ehlert

    I would not buy it because of just a few changes. It does not even have a flash drive! AAPL is just version-ing all of its products. That does not sell me.

  • A retina display would sell me, i actually don’t really need much else, I have a 100GB Dropbox and I’m looking to enlarge it soon.

    so a 64GB iPad Wifi + 3G and then connect to the Telstra Next G network here in Australia and I’ll have no need for flash drives and such. The only time I have ever used one is to get something printed from a retailer.

    More RAM and a Faster processor which I think are both inevitable will also be a welcome addition.

  • Anonymous

    Still 1 speaker?!! It sucks watching streaming video in mono. How about 3 speakers. Then when it senses the orientation it will turn on the appropriate speakers so that left and right are correct.

  • Anonymous

    Currently I have the iPad2 and LOVE it. I don’t see enough improvement so far to interest me.

    I can easily see a original iPad (version 1) owner jumping over to the new iPad3.

    However for myself, if the new iPad3 comes with the Retina HD screen + a Quad-Core A6 chip, I’ll seriously consider buying it, and giving the iPad 2 to my wife…. 😛