Apple planning battery and lens revisions for third-gen iPad

Macworld Australia Staff
6 July, 2012
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A report from ‘industry sources’ in the Far East are claiming that Apple is planning to update its third-generation iPad later this year to feature a larger lens and battery changes in order to prevent the tablet from overheating.

Website Digitimes says that Apple is working on “small revisions” to the new iPad – launched earlier this year – and will release the amended version “around the holiday season, according to information given to the website from supply chain sources.

“The sources said the new iPad’s battery is being revised, which will help prevent overheating issues and could possibly make the device slightly lighter and thinner than previously designed,” Digitimes reports. Apple has come under fire in the past for reported issues of the new iPad overheating after prolonged use.

Currently, no explanation is being offered as to why Apple is enlarging the lens hole on the third-generation iPad. Digitimes also notes that the report’s sources are ‘unverified’, with confirmation yet to be announced.


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