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.

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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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

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

:D
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
campingsk8er Avatar
160 months ago
When are we gonna to read Mac rumors? It's been pretty much iPad product wise. Kinda of annoying considering this is supposedly a Mac rumor site.


Not trying to hate, although this isn't going to be popular post.
Since when has apple been just about macs. Exactly. It's just that time of year. Winter we talk about iPad. Spring talk about Mac. Summer iOS and iPhone. And fall lawsuits.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KingJosh Avatar
160 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
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pancakedrawer Avatar
160 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
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
troop231 Avatar
160 months ago
Can't someone just log in to Foxconn and take a look ?

:D

I see what you did there. :cool:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Navdakilla Avatar
160 months ago
Credit card ready! :cool:

I hate/love playing this waiting game, the anticipation is killing me!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)