Leaked iPad 3 Rear Shell Measures 0.81 mm Thicker Than iPad 2

Posted on February 28, 2012 by

We’ve heard rumors that the iPad 3 would be a little thicker, and now Apple.pro has a new photo of both the iPad 3 and iPad 2 rear shells being measured with a digital caliper. According to the photo, the iPad 3 measures in at 9.50 mm and the iPad 2 measures at 8.69 mm, a difference of 0.81 mm.

The iPad 3 is rumored to look almost identical to the iPad 2, and even if these measurements are correct, the difference in thickness will not easily be noticed by users.

I’m not sure why the images show 86.9mm and 95.0mm, that would mean the iPad 3 is going to be almost 4 inches thick! I’m guessing it’s a mistake.

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