Another week, another rumor that the iPad 3 will be the thickest iPad yet.
The iPad 3 is expected to come out in early 2012 -- March, if history is accurate, though a recent Business Insider rumor claimed February
-- and week after week there have been rumors that Apple's next tablet will need to be thicker than its first two, in order to support hardware that would increase the display resolution from 1,024-by-768 pixels to 2,048-by-1,536. Now, here's another one: According to an "Asian supplier which provides parts for the next iPad" (who spoke with Japanese Apple website Macotakara
), the iPad 3 will have the same screen size but will be a bit thicker than the iPad 2.
Again, these rumors of a bulked-up iPad 3 have been persistent. iLounge's best source thinks that
the iPad 3 will be 0.7 mm thicker, and trade magazine Digitimes has reported that
Apple is at least considering a thicker unit in order to accommodate the sensors necessary for the better, so-called Retina Display (so dubbed because, according to Apple
, the human eye cannot make out the individual pixels on the screen).
If the iPad 3 does come out in March with a thicker body, it will join in on the great American tradition of emerging from the wintertime fatter than before.
Speaking of fat Americans: television. Apple is reportedly making one
. But a new rumor suggests that the iTV could come in a much different package than previously thought...