This past week, the Consumers Electronic Show (CES) 2012 was held in Las Vegas. Here it was revealed that the forthcoming iPad 3 will be thinner than the iPad 2.
Apple has not commented on this news but “a well-placed” source of Cult Of Mac gave this information to them.
A major accessory manufacturer already working on iPad 3 cases has told Cult of Mac the upcoming device would measurably more svelte than the iPad 2. Currently, iPad 2 is Apple’s thinnest iOS device.
The iPad 3 is widely anticipated to be the first iPad with a Retina Display that would double the resolution of the current generation iPad and affording a picture quality in which pixels would be indiscernible to the human eye.
While Apple has been releasing increasingly thinner devices with every generation, the most recent report coming from CES has the iPad 3”s casing pegged as marginally thicker than the iPad 2”s due to the increased demands of the Retina Display, which requires thicker illumination.
If Apple could have an iPad 3 that was thinner than the iPad 2, they would.
It is worth nothing that the Retina Display iPhone 4 was substantially thinner than the iPhone 3GS, despite having a sizable upgrade in resolution. If the iPad 3 is not thinner than the iPad 2, then Apple Inc would going against an almost 5-year long trend.
Source: Cult Of Mac