With the announcement and release of Apple’s next generation iPad clearly visible just beyond the horizon, last minute leaks have been pouring out of Apple’s supply-chain and distribution channels.
Yesterday photos were discovered on a Chinese forum that depicts a supposed iPad Retina display production line. The forum post features multiple blurry images (taken in secrecy) of Apple’s rumored 2,048-by-1,536 Retina iPad display.
Additionally, the post contains an image of packaged displays ready to be shipped – most likely to a final iPad 3 assembly line.
However, what’s more interesting is that the post claims the alleged “iPad 3″ Retina displays are manufactured by Samsung (the company that’s determined to continuously create slanderous commercials, attempting to tarnish the iPhone’s image):
Radiant internal, iPad3 screen code J2, and these products are the name of the logo of Samsung Electronics, and even sealed box tape has the logo of Samsung Electronics. After the product is packaged, will pass through customs shipped to South Korea’s Samsung headquarters, provided by Samsung to the Apple!
The post then goes on to explain that the photos are incredibly low resolution because Apple takes leaks very seriously and they most likely had to use special equipment to capture the images:
Have been identified, Radiant Opto-Electronics Wujiang plant a total of four iPad3 real machine security measures are too tight, you can not take to iPad3 photos carefully observed, but, according to broke people, iPad3 appearance and iPad2 basically the same, only different iPad3 positive border than iPad2 much narrower, and the volume keys iPad3 no!
Here are some additional photos that were featured on the forum:
According to the individual on the inside who took the photos, Apple’s next-generation iPad 3 will sport a very similar design to that of their iPad 2 (solidifying what we’ve already heard). Stay tuned for full coverage on Apple’s next-generation iPad 3.