We’ve seen a lot of evidence over the past few weeks that suggests that we are very close to seeing Apple unveil its next-generation tablet.¬†Among that evidence are several “leaked” iPad 3 components, including a display panel and rear shell casing.

Now the same parts retailer that leaked the Sharp-made high resolution display last week has confirmed that the screen actually fits in the back shell casing, adding more credibility to its story that these are in fact iPad 3 components…

iLab Factory is reporting today that it has built a rudimentary slate out of the purported iPad 3 parts. The experiment has confirmed that the display, the back shell, and the dock connector we saw surface last year are all a part of the same tablet.

Does this mean that the device you see above is the iPad 3? Not necessarily. As 9to5Mac points out, it’s possible that these parts are just from an early prototype device and don’t accurately represent what the new iPad will look like.

Apple is rumored to unveil its iPad 3 sometime during the first two weeks of March. And although the tablet will look very similar to its predecessor, it’s expected to feature a number of internal upgrades including a quad-core processor, better cameras and possibly LTE technology.

  • It better have a RETINA display. #nuffsaid

  • The title makes no sense lol… he “confirms” that it “could be” real….? so.. he actually didn’t confirm anything

    • Ya it’s saying that he’s 100% sure that somethings going into that new iPad

  • asda sada

    i don’t care about quad core because it’s gonna be the A6 anyway and i couldn’t really give a shit about the LTE because its more important in the iPhone the one thing that i am waiting for is A RETINA DISPLAY i swear to god if it has the same screen as the iPad 2 to I’m gonna find you and kill you (Tim cook)

  • It’s not the iPad 3 I have it on good Authority it’s name will be the ipad2S

  • Anonymous

    I just really hope they doesn’t name it iPad2s, it don’t sound good at all. Retina would be awesome, and a mini-USB port would be great, but it is highly unlikely…
    Also I am wondering if they wil keep the smart cower or come up with something new…