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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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93 months ago


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.


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: 17 Votes
93 months ago
Is it me or does it look more of like a pillow to anyone else too ? :eek:
Rating: 16 Votes
93 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: 15 Votes
93 months ago
Jony Ive won't let this prototype out of the door. He never settle for thicker.
Rating: 13 Votes
93 months ago
Umm no.

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: 9 Votes
93 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: 9 Votes
93 months ago

Why not? The iPhone 3G is thicker than the 2G.

I personally wouldn't care if it got a bit thicker... but in my opinion I just don't think Apple will go for thicker at this point.

Some people say the iPad2 is actually TOO light and needs a tad more weight. I tend to agree.

And that is why Apple does not listen to customers before releasing a product.
Rating: 7 Votes
93 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: 6 Votes
93 months ago
*Looking at the picture


What am I looking at? Pillow? Airbag?
Rating: 6 Votes
93 months ago

I find nothing wrong with it being thicker as long as it means it'll be just as light and comfortable to hold..

I've got a Playbook now, and I love the flat surface, It's 0.9mm thick but easy to hold on to..

You can stack 9 of them next to an iPad? Sweeeet!
Rating: 6 Votes

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