iPad 2 vs. iPad 3 from parts

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We are just days away from a new Apple product reveal and that usually only means one thing – leaks galore. A video has popped up over in China appearing to show a legitimate front casing of the soon to be announced iPad 3.

There is no guarantee that this is the real thing here, but as we have seen from many other China leaks, it could well be the real deal. Presuming that the alleged iPad 3 parts and video uploaded by MIC Gadget are real, there is one important thing to get out of the way – the third generation iPad will have a home button after all.

You may have seen Apple’s supplied image along with their invitation which appeared to tease a new iPad without a home button, but MIC Gadget state otherwise and have even got the iPad 3 home button in their possession already, so they say.

Since they have the front screen of the iPad 3 as well as other parts, an initial comparison with the iPad 2 has been made, with the video suggesting that the iPad 3 will be thicker than the iPad 2 but will appear thinner due to tapered edges on the new device. There is also confirmation of a Retina Display, a larger camera sensor and expected and wait for it – no sign of an LTE radio, so we may not be getting a 4G iPad just yet folks.

Unfortunately, there’s no word on what processor will be used in the device, so that’s one aspect which we’re pleased see has been kept a secret before Apple’s reveal on March 7th. To be honest, we had a hard time trying to focus on if these are the real iPad 3 specs we’re seeing here, as the music used in the video by MIC Gadget was simply a bit too funky for us.

Take a look at it yourself and let us know your thoughts on it. The key points – Retina display, larger camera sensor, thicker design than iPad 2, home button in tact, possible quad-core chip but no LTE. Sound good to you or not?

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