Images of what is purported to be the front panel of the iPad 3 have leaked online, giving us vital clues about the tablet’s design ahead of its launch official unveiling next week.
Sourced by CNET, the snaps are of the digitisers that hold the third-gen iPad’s display (high-density or otherwise) in place.
Contrary to mounting speculation based on the official press invite to the iPad 3 launch event, they reveal that the slate will retain a physical home button.
And, perhaps suggesting that we shouldn’t get our hopes up of a major upgrade, there’s scant other changes to speak of.
The placing of the front-facing camera for video calls is as it was on the iPad 2.
And going by the colour of the parts, they’ll be no rad colour options either with Apple seemingly content to stick with black and white this time around too.
Either way, we’ll find out for sure on March 7th when Apple lifts the lid on its latest tablet challenger at a press event in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Centre.
For a comprehensive look at what to expect from the iPad 3, head to our natty rumours round-up.