Some images of what is said to be an iPad 3 show that the new tablet may actually be thicker than the iPad 2. We won’t make any claims that this may be real, because we don’t know where the supposed iPad came from, but Chinese website Apple.pro obtained it.
They use a digital caliper to measure the thickness. If the reading is accurate, and if the tablet they are holding is even an iPad 3, it’s going to be about 9.50mm thick. This is compared to the iPad 2’s 8.8mm, making the iPad 3 just 0.81mm thicker than the iPad 2.
It’s speculated that the new tablet will be just a tad thicker, the bezel will be narrower and it will have a larger battery. Of course that’s all rumor and speculation, like the high-resolution Retina Display.
It’s also worth noting that 9to5Mac credits Apple.pro as being “pretty reliable” for this sort of thing in the past. Still, they note that it’s based on some Photobucket uploads. Looks like we will just have to wait until the device is announced to know anything for sure.
Read up on some of the other iPad 3 rumors to get yourself caught up on what we may see when it debuts: