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iPad 3 to be Thicker than iPad 2 - Bad Design Move from Apple?

The pieces of the puzzle relating to the next generation iPad, which many are predicting will arrive in March, are beginning to come together (hopefully the right pieces!)

This time Makotakara, a Japanese technology blog,has apparently discovered from Apple's Asian suppliers that the iPad 3 is going to be a little thicker than its predecessors. If you are wondering what motive Apple might have to do that to its sleek iPad, the Japanese blog keeps the suspense simply saying the iPad 3 will be thicker for an "unknown reason".

This rumour supports an earlier report published two weeks ago by iLounge. At the time, the story disclosed a few details about the redesigned iPad 3. iLounge's sources explained that the third generation iPad would be 0.7 mm thicker compared to the current version "in order to accommodate the twin light bar system needed for its higher-resolution display".

Another piece of information from the Japanese site is that the popular iPad accessory, the Smart Cover, will still be able to work with iPad 3; apparently the screen will have the same size as iPad and iPad 2, and the "front rounding corner will be same".

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.