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Photo of the Back of an iPad 3 Rear Shell, Smart Cover Magnets

Apparently, iPad 3 enclosures are easy to come by these days. Earlier today, Repair Labs posted a photo of the interior the iPad 3 rear shell. They concluded that there were some minor changes that suggested a larger battery and redesigned logic board.



Tonight, Apple.pro posts an image of the back of the same shell, showing it to look quite simliar to the current iPad 2 backing, though the camera appears closer to the edge. There's no markings on the enclosure, however. No "iPad" or serial number markings.


The site also claims to have a photo of the Smart Cover magnets, suggesting the iPad 3 will share the same Smart Cover as the iPad 2. iFixit has a magnet teardown of the iPad 2 which shows a similar magnet configuration.

Related roundup: iPad Air 2

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37 months ago
Can't someone just log in to Foxconn and take a look ?

:D
Rating: 19 Votes
37 months ago

The camera hole is on the curve. I doubt the lense would be formed like that


I agree

One explanation could be the camera is facing forward so that you take photos like a box brownie camera, looking down at the screen.

Either way you always look stupid taking photos with an iPad
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago
it's probably a purposely leaked design in order to steer competition down the wrong path. Apple does that lately don't they? If what I say is right the next samsung tablet will still look like an ipad2 and not a 3. If the ipad3 official product was leaked it would be different and samsung would copy it and release before Apple and then say that they didn't copy even though it is exactly the same rofl
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago

Credit card ready! :cool:


I hate/love playing this waiting game, the anticipation is killing me!
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago

Can't someone just log in to Foxconn and take a look ?

:D


I see what you did there. :cool:
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago
More likely to be a picture of the rear cover of a fake Chinese iPad!
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago

Could just be the back of an ipad 2....


the other side matches the iPad 3 image from here: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/02/08/photo-of-claimed-ipad-3-rear-shell-suggests-mostly-minor-changes-hints-at-larger-battery/
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago
Whatever happened to the speaker holes?
Rating: 4 Votes
37 months ago
I wouldn't mind if Apple simply made internal upgrades such as a quad core A6, 1gig of ram, better camera(Though I never take pictures with my iPad 2), and a retina display. The aesthetics of the iPad 2 are close to perfect in my book, and I don't think change is necessary on that front. Most of the meaningful changes come from software updates anyway.
Rating: 4 Votes
37 months ago

I'm inclined to agree with you, but I fail to see how much the average consumer cares about internal upgrades.


Are you implying that the average customer doesn't care about the iPhone 4S which comes with mostly internal upgrades? Or shall I quote q4 iPhone 4S numbers for you? :p
Rating: 4 Votes

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