We all know how tightly Apple keeps its iLips pursed ahead of any product announcement so the rumour-mungers need to get their fodder elsewhere.
Third party accessory makers have previously been a good source - and they're certainly helping with the guesswork over the iPad 3.
Case-maker Chinee has already begun manufacturing third-generation iPad cases - although, according to 9to5Mac, it's marketing them as iPad 2S cases though Chinee does claim to have received specs from Apple supply chain.
The wait is - we think - nearly over now for info on the latest iPad with Apple expected to release its third-generation tablet in March. Rumours predict a slightly thicker chassis which will allow 4G support, a quad-core processor, much improved 2048 x 1536 HD display and double the already impressive iPad 2's battery. Wow.
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