iPad 3 To Carry An 8 Megapixel Camera Sensor, Minor Design Changes [Photo]
We’re just weeks away from iPad 3′s launch date and some clear pictures of Apple’s next-gen tablet have already started to make their way on web. Apple Daily is now reporting that they have some high quality pictures of iPad 3 in their possession which they got through ”special channels”. Though we’ve already seen some leaked pictures of iPad 3′s Retina Display panel and rear shell but today’s images are very clear and you can notice some minor design changes in iPad 3.
Back enclosure in the image above exactly looks like the rear shell which was leaked previously but of course this image has better lightning and we can notice a subtle change in the design. You can see the this back enclosure has a longer taper than iPad 2. The other noticeable thing here is the camera location on the rear shell, as a result of longer taper the camera is on taper itself. If you have a iPad 2 lying around right now you can pick it up an notice that the camera is little off the taper but in upcoming iPad 3 it would be on the taper itself. iPad 3′s back enclosure has a bigger lens than iPad 2 which is clearly visible in the second image. Previously leaked pictures also confirmed that iPad 3 inner camera position and the lens size is different and bigger than iPad 2.
Apple Daily also mentioned in their report that according to their source iPad 3 would carry an 8 megapixel camera sensor. iPad 2 currently holds a 1 megapixel rear camera sensor and a VGA front facing camera. Apple has always changed their optics with every product update in the past , iPhone 3G was shipped with a 2 megapixel camera an year later Apple released iPhone 3GS with similar design but better hardware including a better 3.2 megapixel camera sensor an year later Apple introduced the world’s famous iPhone 4 with a 5 megapixel camera sensor. iPhone 4S which is Apple’s latest iPhone carries on of the best “point and shoot” cameras in the world, boasting redesigned optics and a backside illuminated 8MP sensor capable of shooting 1080p videos.
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!