iPad 3 Parts Leaking
The rumored 2012 iPad 3′s release is coming closer and closer. Cydia Blog has discovered a part for the iPad 3 on TVC Mall’s website. The part above is apparently a microphone replacement on the ipad 3 and shows some major changes compared to the iPad 2 microphone, most notable the shape.
The new part, when compared with iPad 2, shows a different arrangement in internal circuitry, hinting a major re-design. The tail end of the part makes a “U-turn”, whereas the iPad 2′s Microphone Mic Flex Cable makes almost 90-degree turn both ways. Except for few details, the leaked part so far doesn’t offer a tantalizing tease.
The iPad 3 is rumored to launch in early 2012, around February, with a rumored high resolution retina display and a thicker form factor. It is also expected that it will have a dual wireless chip for both GSM and CDMA and will have Apple’s A6 processor and more RAM. Citi analyst Richard Gardner says he’s heard a February launch is likely for the next-gen iPad. The mic’s form factor change could mean that there will major internal changes. It should be noted that replacement parts aren’t always final parts.
Will you pick up an iPad 2 this holiday season for wait till the iPad 3 is release?