Feeds

iPad 3 shell shots spied on web

Snaps point to bigger battery. Possibly

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

Snaps are circulating Apple and iPad fansites revealing that the upcoming iPad 3 will hold a larger battery than its predecessor… probably.

One shot, from repair site Fix-iPhones, shows the inside of what's claimed to be the back of the iPad 3's casing. The site infers that the re-sited screw holes and such mean the new tablet will contain a different sized motherboard in order to make room for the bigger power cell.

A larger battery has been mooted before, primarily to support the tablet's anticipated 2048 x 1536 display but also for the LTE support the gadget has more recently been said to feature.

Indeed, LTE is proving something of a battery hammerer where it has been implemented in smartphones in the States, so it's no surprise Apple would want to pack in as big a power pack as possible.

Past rumours have claimed the iPad 3 will be fractionally thicker than the iPad 2 as a result. Heavier too, we suspect.

The snap shows some slight differences in the positioning of the iPad 3's rear-facing camera, but nothing that will seemingly make any practical difference when the product is available for use. Expect a similar-sized speaker as the current model sports.

A second shot, this time posted by Asian website Apple.Pro, shows the external face of the iPad 3's rear, which reveals the differences between it and the iPad 2's backplate are of the 'blink and you'll miss them' type.

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.