iPad 3 shell shots spied on web
Snaps point to bigger battery. Possibly
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.
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.
But the revelation about the resited screws has just given me a nerdgasm.
As long as they make it suitably different from the iPad 2
After all, look at all of the angst from iPhone 4S users missing out on coffee-shop cred because no-one can tell that they have the absolute latest one.
I like my Apple stuff but this deluge of rumour stories before a product's (rumoured) release doesn't half get tedious!
They appear to be using an admin user to access the database on that website:
SQLSTATE  User admin_matthew already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections
New design needed
What they really need to do is to update the basic design on the iPad, mine is looking so dated these days, I mean look at the little screen and great big surround, at least in black it doesn't look quite as shabby as the white ones, but they're starting to look like an old fashioned telly. Surely they should be aiming to take the screen to within a millimeter or so of the edges. The damn surrounding is just wasted space.