Following yesterday’s leaked image of a high-resolution Sharp display purportedly making its way to the iPad 3, an Apple employee has reportedly confirmed the third-generation device will boast a “truly amazing” display and a faster processor.
The employee — who obviously did not want to be named — told The New York Times exactly what we can expect to see from the iPad 3 next month:
An Apple employee said that the version of the new iPad that is being tested inside the company is “essentially the same size and shape as the iPad 2,” with an improved and “truly amazing” screen. The tablet will include a faster processor, said the employee, who did not want to be identified because Apple is not fond of leaks.
The report only strengthens the rumors we’ve already seen this week, which all corroborate with each other. It certainly seems like the iPad 3 will look almost identical to the iPad 2, but with that long-awaited Retina Display, a faster processor, and possibly a better camera and battery.
What’s still unclear, however, is whether that processor will be a quad-core chip. It’s almost certainly going to be called the A6, but will it simply be a faster dual-core chip that improves upon the A5 already in the iPad 2? According to one report, we shouldn’t get our hopes up for anything more than that.