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  • First iPad 3 Component Image Reportedly Leaked From Inside Asian Supply Chain


    A supposed iPad 3 component leak is generating substantial buzz today. Assuming the image is legitimate, we may be enjoying our first glimpse at part of a third-generation Apple tablet that will debut sometime within the next eight months (although a small number of analysts believe a late 2011 launch is still possible).

    The image above appears to be that of a component with a numeric label of "821-1259." In case you're wondering, the source of the image is the Apple news-centric Taiwanese forum Apple.pro - a site with a fairly credible track record of leaking images of Apple product components well in advance of their market release.

    Unfortunately, these images come without much information attached - likely the result of Apple's staunch crack-down on leaks. All we can deduce (kind of) from these images and the apparent numbering of the components is that the iPad 3 will also be available in both black and white - hardly a groundbreaking revelation.

    Nonetheless, given that the iPad 2 is still a relatively recent product release for Apple, there are low expectations for a major design overhaul and new bells and whistles for the iPad 3. The biggest hype surrounding new attributes for the third generation tablet focuses on screen resolution.

    As MMi reported June 15th, the iPad 3ís display is expected to double to 2048x1536. This will dramatically bolster the total number of pixels onscreen giving it a pixel density of 264ppi. Although it wouldn't be quite as stunning as Retina display, the improvement over the current model would still be significant.

    Source: Apple.Pro
    This article was originally published in forum thread: First iPad 3 Component Image Reportedly Leaked From Inside Asian Supply Chain started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. back2thebeatof84's Avatar
      back2thebeatof84 -
      Very interesting. I wish I had more experience with the interiors of an iPad so I could decipher that component that might be.

      As for the release date, I believe that the iPad 3 might be out by Holidays 2011.
    1. iPhone jailbreaker's Avatar
      iPhone jailbreaker -
      Quote Originally Posted by back2thebeatof84 View Post
      Very interesting. I wish I had more experience with the interiors of an iPad so I could decipher that component that might be.

      As for the release date, I believe that the iPad 3 might be out by Holidays 2011.


      I don't have any experience inside of an iPad, but I do have plenty of experience inside of iPhones and iPod touches. My guess is that that piece could be a power or volume button. Sounds interesting though.
    1. dboone21's Avatar
      dboone21 -
      Something isn't right in the picture overlay. Look at the placement of the top of the piece in relation to the Happy Birthday to Liv and stem of the apple. Compare the overlay to the larger picture. Doesn't look right. I write this off as fake.
    1. 23sebby's Avatar
      23sebby -
      Quote Originally Posted by dboone21 View Post
      Something isn't right in the picture overlay. Look at the placement of the top of the piece in relation to the Happy Birthday to Liv and stem of the apple. Compare the overlay to the larger picture. Doesn't look right. I write this off as fake.
      I was thinking the exact same thing :P
      This picture is "FAKE AND ***"!
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      How does a component piece with some random numbers create "buzz" in the tech world? I swear some people would be excited if Steve ripped a fart and they had the opportunity to smell it.
    1. Mysterion's Avatar
      Mysterion -
      iPad 4 gonna have retina display lol
    1. mcbaron15's Avatar
      mcbaron15 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 23sebby View Post
      I was thinking the exact same thing :P
      This picture is "FAKE AND ***"!
      I think the overlay of "Happy Birthday to Liv", "www.Apple.pro" and the cirle with the word white were overlayed AFTER the image. In other words, the original pic was the part, then they overlayed the blown up image, then the text.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      All ye fools who got an iPad 2 will be outdated..
    1. mvhurlburt's Avatar
      mvhurlburt -
      Looks like a SIM slot maybe...