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iPad 3 Will Be Thicker, Still Support Smart Cover?


Japanese blog Mac Otakara claims to have information from an Asian supplier that the next iPad will have a screen of the same physical dimensions as current iPads, and will support the Smart Cover but may be thicker.
According to Asian supplier which provides part for next iPad, next iPad has same size of screen, but case may be thicker by unknown reason. Current iPad cases, which covers backside, will not be compatible with thicker next iPad.

Also the source told, front rounding corner will be same with current iPad, then Smart Cover will be good companion with new iPad.
Though the site doesnt specify, the above image may be of prototype case for the iPad 3.

Mac Otakara has occasionally offered accurate information in the past, although several of its claims also failed to come true. Back in August, the site claimed that the iPhone 4S and iPad 3 would debut at a media event in early October with availability set for late October. iPad 3 rumors had been swirling at the time, but were later discounted as reported indicated that Apple will be pushing the iPad 3 with Retina display back to an early 2012 introduction.

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34 months ago

Thicker is fine IMO. The iPad 2 is almost comically thin. If it is going to be thicker, it better be for a reason, though. Like a retina display or larger battery, LTE support, etc.


Nope. Just like every other iOS device release. It'll have underwhelming specs, aside from the one "revolutionary, unbelievable, legendary" feature that isn't really that new or exciting. And everyone will love it...

Also...

The iPad is getting thicker, and Leon is getting laaaaaaaaarger!
Rating: 25 Votes
34 months ago

***NGH***

Not Going to Happen.


I don't think they will go for a thicker Ipad.

That rumour is old last rumours said it would be the same as the current model.


No


Jony Ive won't let this prototype out of the door. He never settle for thicker.


Do you want a Retina Display ?

You do ?!!?

Well think before you comment :rolleyes:

Battery life is important. In fact it is more important then your fashion statement
Rating: 24 Votes
34 months ago
Thicker is fine IMO. The iPad 2 is almost comically thin. If it is going to be thicker, it better be for a reason, though. Like a retina display or larger battery, LTE support, etc.
Rating: 21 Votes
34 months ago
Is it me or does it look more of like a pillow to anyone else too ? :eek:
Rating: 17 Votes
34 months ago
Jony Ive won't let this prototype out of the door. He never settle for thicker.
Rating: 17 Votes
34 months ago
Last time we wasted time listening to some Asian blog with "inside info" Case Logic manufactured tens of thousands of 5" iPhone cases. :rolleyes:
Rating: 12 Votes
34 months ago
I wouldn't mind. There comes a point where products can be too thin to the point where you cannot comfortably hold them. I wouldn't mind if Apple sacrificed design for features. As long as it isn't an eyesore.
Rating: 12 Votes
34 months ago
***NGH***

Not Going to Happen.
Rating: 12 Votes
34 months ago

Nope. Just like every other iOS device release. It'll have underwhelming specs, aside from the one "revolutionary, unbelievable, legendary" feature that isn't really that new or exciting. And everyone will love it...


Oh yes, the iPad 2 had horrible specifications when it was released in March. 1GHz dual-core A5 chip, twice as much RAM as the original iPad, the addition of two cameras, etc.

Anyway, I don't think very many people would care if the next iPad were slightly thicker, as long as the feature set was worth it.
Rating: 12 Votes
34 months ago
Dear MacRumors, Repeat after me:

"I MacRumors solemnly swear that I will never repeat any rumor that comes from any iPhone or iPad case-maker, any unnamed Asian parts supplier or any financial analyst - named or not, ever again."
Rating: 11 Votes

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