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Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:14

iPad 3 will be the iPad 2 with a new label

Written by Nick Farell



Nothing to see here, queue here please


Following the success of the iPhone 4S which sported minimal changes to the spec, Apple has decided to relaunch the iPad 3 which is the same as the iPad 2.

iLounge claims to have had a first hands-on with iPad 3, and the site's editor-in-chief, Jeremy Horwitz claims to have seen a pre-production model of the upcoming gadget. The only thing different appears to be the casing for the device, and it will not have an ultra-high-resolution screen is strongly rumoured to be the big improvement for the toy.

Horwitz says, though, that anyone hoping for a radical rethink of iPad will be disappointed. He said the transition will be similar as that from the iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S. It looks so much like the iPad 2 that differences are only obvious when they’re placed next to each other.' 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.'

'On the rear, the camera in the upper left corner has become bigger—noticeably so when placed alongside the iPad 2, but not so huge that anyone would think they were different at a distance. 'These changes are so modest that Apple could easily call this device the iPad 2S,' says Horwitz.

Apple has worked out that its fanboys will queue for it anyway so why bother improving anything. What will be even more annoying to those in the tech industry is that Apple fanboys and the New York Times will spend a lot of time boring the sh*t out of us saying how wonderful it is.

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+12 #1 bardenck 2012-01-12 18:25
all apple has to do is offer some new software, such as siri, and make it only able to run on the ipad3...they can do this on and on...selling to apple fans are like herding cattle...
 
 
+7 #2 HPC Master 2012-01-12 18:53
2012 seems that all this Apple Hype will ending - sooner or later... or we need iTunes nor Apple-TV now?
 
 
-7 #3 icemansven 2012-01-12 20:20
Nick, can you read and fully understand a text?

From your link:
'Horwitz claims to have seen a casing for the device, not the screen itself - a crucial point, since an ultra-high-resolution screen is strongly rumoured to be the big improvement that Apple delivers this time round.'
 
 
+3 #4 godrilla 2012-01-12 21:07
If this happens apple will most likely drop the ball!
With tablets like tegra 3 7 inch asus offered with ics for only $249 and kindle fire for $199 other vendors will follow and it will sell good! The ipad will seem more and more overpriced to the normal people not ifan trolls.
and then you have windows 8 tablets launching with choice of ivybridge, amd's next gen fusion, and ARM 15 cpus, capable of replacing your pc
 
 
+1 #5 Fud_u 2012-01-12 23:28
Ok people, time to go get in line for last year product. Doesn't make a different if you get a slightly better screen resolution. You still seeing the same row of static icons.
 
 
+2 #6 Super XP 2012-01-13 00:51
If this is true then the Blackberry Playbook, Google's Android along with ASUS & Toshiba's Tablets will continue to blow apart the iPad family once again in Multi-Threading Performance, Features, Technology & Looks.
Flash & HTML5 is the way to go and Apple continues to rip people off with static icons and limited website internet viewing.
Anyhow knowing Apple and its cult followers, they will continue to claim superiority via iPad3 over every other tablet.
 
 
+2 #7 Allaboutthe$ 2012-01-13 00:59
Hey icemansven .
They have done before and they will do it again. Who can blame them ? Apple people are clueless, I know I'm friends with a few of them. Even after i told them not to upgrade there Iphone 4 , they did !
Same old same old.
 
 
-4 #8 sippin40oz 2012-01-13 01:17
this is a completely dumb story. Why would apple go to the trouble to make their product 1mm thicker if there was no new technology in it? Not only would it cost them $$ to change the design but also annoy all the case / accessory makers. The iPhone 4s sort of works as its the same form factor with upgraded internals. With all the competition of new tablets I doubt apple would be so lazy with the new iPad or give it out to some 2 bit journo without an NDA.
 
 
+3 #9 takethis 2012-01-13 01:28
rebrands galore!
 
 
+1 #10 Memristor 2012-01-13 02:58
Quoting sippin40oz:
this is a completely dumb story. Why would apple go to the trouble to make their product 1mm thicker if there was no new technology in it? Not only would it cost them $$ to change the design but also annoy all the case / accessory makers. The iPhone 4s sort of works as its the same form factor with upgraded internals. With all the competition of new tablets I doubt apple would be so lazy with the new iPad or give it out to some 2 bit journo without an NDA.


So they can fit in a better camera.

A cynic would say that Apple's new ideas got buried with Steve.
 

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