The iPad 3 may be out in the open in Las Vegas. It wouldn’t be CES without someone claiming to have spotted the next iPad, but are the new tab’s changes small enough to warrant a different naming scheme from Apple?
This year the spot comes from iLounge Editor Jeremy Horwitz, who claims to have been shown a tiny glimpse of the nearly-finished shell for the iPad 3 – or, as he’s calling it, the iPad 2S. And the changes aren’t mind-blowing.
First up is the camera, which has apparently been bolstered to the same level as is found in the iPhone 4S. The screen will be big news, if Horwitz’ news is correct; it’ll have a much higher resolution and may garner the ‘Retina Display‘ branding.
So far, so good, but then it gets weird: Horwitz claims that Apple will add a millimeter of thickness to the tablet. Making things thicker year on year has never been Apple’s style. That nugget of info, on top of the fact that all of this is salt-pinchingly vague, leads us to be highly skeptical.
One thing’s for sure, however: all the rumours we’ve heard do point to the iPad 3 being an update of incremental differences. No one expects Apple to reinvent the wheel year-on-year, but it sounds like the next iPad is shaping up to be more of an iPad 2S than the radically different iPad 3 fans may be wanting.