The next-gen iPad has apparently cropped up at the CES tech expo. And, assuming it’s the real deal, it’s not too much to write home about.
Clocked by iLounge.com’s Jeremy Horowitz, the third-generation tablet reportedly looks nigh-on identical to the second-gen effort, except that it’s a little thicker - flying in the face of suggestions that Apple is opting for a radical new design this time around.
It’s not too different specs-wise either. Aside from rocking the same super high-density Retina Display as the iPhone 4 and 4S and better camera capabilities that bring it in line with the 4S, there are scant changes afoot, we’re informed.
Horowitz, who posits that the minor alterations could see Apple opt for the understated moniker iPad 2S, states: “This device so resembles the iPad 2 that differences are only obvious when they’re placed next to each other.
“From the back, you could walk past this new iPad on display and have no idea that anything had changed.”
Apple’s next tablet challenger, which rumour-mongers claim could pack a quad-core processor to massively boost its multi-tasking smarts and general feeling of ‘snap’, is expected to arrive in March.