Apple is officially launching next generation iPad on 7th March, but possibly with a thicker casing in order to contain a more powerful camera and higher resolution screen. Apple.pro has posted a new photo of iPad 3 rear shell, and there are some obvious differences right off the bat when compared with its predecessor iPad 2.
The thickness comparison is done via with a digital caliper, measuring the iPad 2 rear shell thickness at 8.69 mm while the iPad 3 part was measured at 9.50 mm. By our math, that’s .81 mm thicker and that’s no huge difference. If the picture holds true, then the iPad 3 would retain the same external look and feel as its predecessors.
We knew it would be thicker than the GSM version since it will likely be equipped with a powerful camera, high-resolution screen, a 4G LTE radio and a slightly bigger battery in order to power that juice-hungry radio. Sources who have had hands-on with the iPad 3 rear shell points that the difference from the iPad 2 will be inconspicuous to users.
Many Apple pundits now claim that the company will launch three models of iPad 3 and that it would run a speedier dual-core A5X along with a more powerful graphic chip that can deliver higher video resolutions.