Report claims iPad 3 will feature an 8MP camera

As far as the iPad 3 rumours go, there is absolutely nothing that is stopping it. The last we heard about this upcoming tablet was that a website had received confirmation regarding its Retina Display properties. So, if that is established, then what more could the iPad 3 possibly possess? This question has been answered by a website, called Apple Daily in which they claim that the iPad 3 will feature an 8 megapixel camera. This is by far the most extravagant piece of information known about the optics of the camera, since the iPad 2 featured a 1 megapixel camera. This is a large rise in the specifications of the camera and though a bit far-fetched, it cannot be ruled out.

The iPad 3 expected to feature a more tapering body

The iPad 3 expected to feature a more tapering body

 

The report goes on to state that the upcoming iPad would feature a more tapering design, as compared to the previous generation, iPad 2. Though there has been very little information known about the design of the iPad 3, reports have suggested that it would be slightly thicker to incorporate the upgraded technical specifications that are expected to feature here.

An A5X processor found in this leaked image

An A5X processor found in this leaked image

 

In a related report regarding the next tablet from Apple, MacRumors have come across an image from a Chinese website WeiPhone, where they claim to have captured the logic board of the tablet. The website states that as opposed to the A6 processor that is believed to feature on the slate, the chipset found in the image, instead reads an A5X name. The report goes on to say, “A date code of "1146" on the A5X indicates that it was manufactured in the 46th week of 2011, which would have corresponded to November 14-20. An "A5X" as a step-wise upgrade to the A5 corresponds with progression of processor part numbers. The A4 was known to be the S5L8930X, the A5 as the S5L8940X and the new iPad processor as S5L8945X.”

Things seem to be getting really interesting regarding the iPad 3 or whatever name Apple decides to call it with all these rumoured specifications and possible image leaks. As of now, we have to just wait and see what Apple will announce on the 7th of March, 2012.


Published Date: Feb 20, 2012 09:56 am | Updated Date: Feb 20, 2012 09:56 am