We’re only a day away from Apple’s anticipated iPad 3 unveiling, but that provides plenty of time for rumors to surface around the Internet. The latest is leaked image supposedly depicts a front glass panel of the next-gen iPad, revealing it to be identical with the iPad 2. The panels surfaced from a gadget fixing website named “Repair Labs,” and show the same black and white color schemes of previous models as well as similar positioning of the front-facing camera location.
Repair Labs had this to say about their finding:
The picture above is the iPad 3 digitizer. As you can see from our images, not much has changed in the look of your iPad. With the back housing in hand, and now with this piece, we can confirm your iPad will look a lot like the iPad 2, just that 1mm thicker. We also can see that Apple is planning to have both black and white models of the iPad 3, which is not surprising.
The report reiterates previous findings that the iPad rear shell will be 0.81mm thicker than the iPad 2. In summary, the new device from Apple would measure in at 9.6 mm, roughly about 9% bit thicker than the iPad 2 while still managing to be below the 13.4 mm thickness of the original iPad.
Apple will be holding a media event on March 7th to announce the next generation of the iPad, so it won’t be a long until we get a peak at Apple’s new iPad model. Be sure to join us for our iPad 3 Media Event live blog at around 9:45 a.m. PST on March 7th to hear all of the announcements from event as they happen.