iPad 3 to Get 8MP Camera, More Tapered Back Enclosure?

iPad 3 to Get 8MP Camera, More Tapered Back Enclosure?

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NextMedia/Apple Daily has posted photos comparing the back enclosure of previous generation iPads with the purported back enclosure for the iPad 3.

The iPad 3 appears to taper more gradually with the camera on the taper itself.

MacRumors relays the Chinese language report:

The iPad 3 enclosure seems to have a more gradual taper to the edges than the iPad 2. The taper is seen better on the top overview photograph. As a result of this longer taper, the iPad 3's camera rests on the taper itself. We saw this before but due to the dark lighting of that image, the taper seemed more exaggerated.

The absolute positioning of the camera doesn't seem that far off from the iPad 2, but the lens does appear larger. According to NextMedia, the new iPad 3 camera will see a significant upgrade to 8 megapixels. The current iPad 2 back camera is 1 megapixel in resolution


Recently the site also posted microscopic images of the purported iPad 3 LCD that showed it to be a Retina Display.

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iPad 3 to Get 8MP Camera, More Tapered Back Enclosure?

scamster - February 20, 2012 at 7:04am
You Samsung bell ends the camera is not just for taking photos and shooting video but also augmented reality. Besides what are you doing on an Apple forum?
scamster - February 20, 2012 at 6:48am
To take advantage of the rumoured Retina display the next iPad is proposed to have, there would have to be a significant jump in quality of camera. My guess would be the same or similar to the one used in the iPhone 4S.
jqnarch - February 20, 2012 at 4:59am
I dislike the tapered profile of the iPad 2 and 3. The original iPad was best - clean and sharp lines at the edges.
scamster - February 20, 2012 at 6:58am
ascetically I would have to agree with you but with the tapered edge its ergonomic design will allow it to have a more comfortable hold, give a sense of lightness and thinness.
Daniel Ashraf Gerges - February 19, 2012 at 7:54pm
I don't think than Apple would upgrade the iPad 2's one megapixel camera to eight megapixels. I think they might upgrade the camera slightly, and keep the eight megapixel camera for a future generation iPad. But anything is possible and Apple is known for its surprises
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