Targus has gotten an early jump on new cases for the iPad 3rd Generation (click to enlarge).
After leaks in the past, Apple has been very careful about what information it doles out to accessory makers in advance of new product launches. It's unclear how much info Targus got from Apple (or some other source), but we can tell you an hour after the new iPad officially went live, we received some new case samples from Targus in packaging that was labeled "for iPad 3rd Generation."
That's a safe, generic way to describe Apple's third iPad, but since Apple is simply calling the new iPad the "new iPad" it leads to some suspicions that Targus did have details on the new iPad before launch. One hint is that when you buy an iPad from Apple it's labeled "iPad (3rd generation)," which is how it now refers to its iPod Touch line, with the generation in parentheses. Also, a tipster told Phone Arena two days before the iPad's launch that Targus iPad 3 cases were already on their way to Best Buy.
Maybe I'm reading too much into all this but it's always fun to speculate (Targus isn't commenting on what inside sources it might have had but it appears several case makers knew the new ... [Read more]