Purported 'iPad 3' rear panel measures 0.81mm thicker than iPad 2

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  • irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,403member
  • xavier83xavier83 Posts: 63member
    The rumor about the ipad3 costing more are sounding correct...with the bigger battery and 8 mega pixel camera this is very likely I mean an iphone without a contract is about 700 dollars and ipad3 is about the equivalent..
  • elmsleyelmsley Posts: 120member
    I would rather it be usable in temperatures below 0'C.



    I think most people would just slap on a 15mm thick jacket and not benefit from this thinness. Unless you're making it as thin as paper, there's no point in these gimmicks.
  • malaxmalax Posts: 1,598member
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    Originally Posted by Wovel View Post


    The 95 and 86 are wrong. It is 9.5 and 8.69...



    Edit: I went too soon. 95mm is like 3.7 inches or phone book size.



    What's a phone book?



    I suspect that my teenager has never opened a phone book.
  • touch1touch1 Posts: 22member
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    Originally Posted by Flaneur View Post


    What's with the decimal points in the picture?



    Should be 8.69 and 9.50. Am I being pedantic? Again?



    Calm down my friend. lots of people don't understand mm.
  • iandangeriandanger Posts: 23member
    I'm skeptical this is a legitimate part, the image apple sent out today had a black border, not a silver one
  • mjtomlinmjtomlin Posts: 1,543member
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    Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz View Post


    Case makers are rejoicing! Cable makers too! Dock connected accessories of all kinds will be sold for the third time to the same customers!



    Not necessarily. The edge of the supposed new iPad tapers in further, this may have been a result of needing to make the device the same thickness at the same distance from the edge, so that it could be a little thicker overall, but still fit in a thinner dock connector. This would also place connectors at the exact same position/location, so that they could also fit into older iPad docks.
  • okboyokboy Posts: 10member
    Guys, please, we did this with the white iPhone...
  • slurpyslurpy Posts: 4,469member
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    Originally Posted by Gxcad View Post


    I'm one of the unusual people then that is slightly irked by this. However as all of you said I may not notice when I actually hold one. I'd sacrifice some battery life to keep the same thinness as the previous generation, but hopefully not too much. I wonder if it was the camera optics and not battery that made it thicker?



    Well, I guess it is not confirmed as thicker just yet...



    Do you have any idea how insignificant 0.8mm is? My God. It's a damn certainty Apple did everything in its power to make it as thin as possible considering the technology insider. Its its microscopically thicker, that means it needs to be.
  • mjtomlinmjtomlin Posts: 1,543member
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    Originally Posted by TooFar View Post


    Me thinks the units be wrong, 95mm - 86.9mm != 0.81mm



    how about 8.1mm thicker



    Yeah, the dimensions are way off. 95mm = 9.5cm, which is equivalent to over 3.5 inches!!! That would be a very thick iPad! My 27" iMac isn't even that thick! Whoever made up the images just put the decimal in the wrong place.
  • emacs72emacs72 Posts: 356member
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Good one. I'm sure that will be one reason given by the Android fans it will fail.



    the only fail that we know of, here, is some people's failure to detect sarcasm in malax's post.



    that aside, i'm keen to see whether the iPad 3 is worth the purchase. i skipped the previous two iterations because, for me, there hasn't been compelling reasons to get a tablet device. Apple products are nice; my current iPhone 3GS has proven to be quite useful
  • applezillaapplezilla Posts: 941member
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    Originally Posted by irnchriz View Post






    LOL! Exactly.
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,202member
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    Originally Posted by emacs72 View Post


    the only fail that we know of, here, is some people's failure to detect sarcasm in malax's post.



    Who on earth didn't get the humor/sarcasm? Pretty obvious I thought, hence my compliment for the joke.
  • flaneurflaneur Posts: 3,784member
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    Originally Posted by Touch1 View Post


    Calm down my friend. lots of people don't understand mm.



    Well, thank you.



    I was concerned that I was just pointing out something that was screamingly obvious to everyone, but I see I needn't have worried.



    For all the metrically challenged out there, a Starbucks stirring stick is 6mm wide. A pencil is 7mm in diameter.
  • evilutionevilution Posts: 958member
    Lol, someone can't read a digital caliper or indeed, use their brain.



    95mm would be 9.5cm thick.



    9.5mm is more like it.



    However, I still have the iPad so the thickness of the iPad 3 won't be an issue.
  • afrodriafrodri Posts: 181member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TooFar View Post


    Me thinks the units be wrong, 95mm - 86.9mm != 0.81mm



    how about 8.1mm thicker



    Unless.... the picture _is_ correct and they're actually measuring a 100-inch AppleTV!!!!



    /jk
  • apple ][apple ][ Posts: 7,904member
    I wonder how much the magnets inside the iPad weighs? If they don't weigh much, then it's not a big deal, but if they did weigh a bit, then they should make a model for people like me, a model without the magnets. There are many people who do not give a shit about any cases or screen covers. And if you don't give a shit about any cases or covers, then you certainly don't give a shit about any magnets.



    As for the thickness of the iPad 3, who cares about .81 mm? I bet that those who claim to care would not even be able to tell the difference between the iPad 2 and iPad 3, as it really is a tiny, tiny difference.



    And I also bet that Samsung will release some sort of shitty Android tablet a few months after the iPad 3 and they'll claim that it's 0.00201 mm thinner! Even if it has a bulge on the back like some of their phones, they'll still lie and claim that it's thinner.
  • paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,083member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz View Post


    Case makers are rejoicing! Cable makers too! Dock connected accessories of all kinds will be sold for the third time to the same customers!



    At less than 1mm extra thIckness I am guessing most cases will fit without modification. In fact I am sure. 1mm = 0.03937 inches. You'll feel the difference holding it but it's not a deal breaker. I use the iPad 1 so if the 3 is close to the 2 in weight I'm happy. A small amount of variance is easily offset by New and Improved specs. But minimal weight and thickness, and maximum battery life are fundamental to the iPad experience so we need not worry about too great backward steps.
  • melgrossmelgross Posts: 28,597member, moderator
    Of course, while it may not be likely, the 3 could end up the same thickness as the 2. Why? Because the screen stands proud of the case. If they redesigned this so that the screen didn't stick out as far, then all could be the same.



    Just a thought, not saying that it's happening.
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