On Tuesday we learned that iLounge editor Jeremy Horwitz got to lay his eyes - and even his hands - on the most eagerly anticipated device of early 2012 - the third generation Apple iPad.
Horwitz says he beheld the iPad 3 yesterday at the CES 2012 show in Las Vegas, Nevada. His response? Not much to write home about, as it turns out.
"I’d show you a picture," Horwitz wrote today, "but there’s honestly nothing to be seen. Think iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S: 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."
The new iPad’s body is so slightly thicker than the iPad 2 that the change is unnoticeable on first inspection; a roughly 1mm increase will barely be perceptible to users... these changes are so modest that Apple could easily call this device the “iPad 2S” or “iPad 2HD” if it wanted to start the lettering game with its tablets.
"All I can tell you is that every company I’ve asked about the next iPad seems to think what I’ve told you above is correct," Horwitz concludes, "apart from the possible screen size tweak, which remains uncertain."
To read the complete hands-on review, click here.