iPad 3 back cover images emerge, indicate changes

Two separate reports claim to show back cover of next-generation iPad

Images of what is claimed to be the back cover of a third-generation iPad have been posted online.

Taiwanese website Apple Pro published the photographs in the early hours of this morning with the article's author, Anthony Tsai, claiming that the images had been passed to him by a "foreigner".

The image (below) shows no markings other than an Apple logo on the panel, which otherwise looks exactly like that of the iPad 2.

Another image in the original report shows magnets for the Smart Cover, which would also appear to be similar to those on the iPad 2.

The image comes hours after Fix-iPhones posted a picture on its Repair Labs blog of what it claims to be the iPad 3 back housing. According to their analysis, the logic board will be a different shape to that in the iPad 2.

This will allow for a larger battery, the report claims. Fix-iPhones also believes that there will be a different camera in the iPad 3, though notes "it is hard to make a judgment just by looking at the casing", so we're not quite sure how they came to that conclusion.

The logic board mountings also suggest that the LCD has been redesigned, the blog post notes, and the source of the image believes that this particular component isn't quite ready yet, or is being kept top secret.

You can see a large version of Fix-iPhone's image here.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ben Camm-Jones

Macworld U.K.
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?