A Sneak Peek at the alleged iPad 3 Front Panel
Up to now, there has been plenty to buzz about with sneak peeks here and there of the iPad 3 circulating the web. But now another spin, a Chinese mirco-blogging site claims to have photos of the never-seen-before front glass and digitizer assembly of the still slightly mysterious iPad 3.
At first glance the panel seems to be identical, but upon a closer inspection you can see the relatively long ribbon cable extending up the side of the display instead of a shorter cable that has a sideways make up as seen with the iPad 2. Other reported features of the display include the same round home button, and a hole in the top metal band to accompany the camera and ambient light sensor.
Based on others posts by the same Chinese micro-blogger, it claims that the A5X system-on-a-chip as seen in leaked photographs has a dual-core processor and Siri supporting structure for iPad 3.
Several other claims state the iPad 3 will launch with an iOS 5.1 on board and a rear camera capable of recording 1080p video. Now that would be a show stopper if that holds true. Again all of this is speculation and the validity of all these claims still unknown. Although it does leave us with a lot of anticipation we realize that the best things in life just take time. Expect an early March announcement for the iPad 3 folks.