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iPad 3: Everything we (might) know

The iPad 3 is (allegedly) just around the corner. Here's everything we expect to see from Apple's newest tablet.

There’s no doubt about it: Apple will, at some point in the near future, release the next version of its market-ruling tablet, the iPad. Nobody outside Apple’s walled garden can say for sure what the new device will offer — but as with any Cupertino creation, there are plenty of tips, rumors, speculation and good ol’ fashioned guesses to satisfy us till launch day. Here, a quick round-up of the most-likely details surrounding the iPad 3 (or whatever it’s called).

It’s all but certain that the iPad 3 will have a better screen than the iPad or iPad 2. Most rumors point to a Retina display, similar to what’s found on the iPhone 4/4S. The iPad 3 version will reportedly have a 2048×1024 resolution, twice that of the iPad 2′s screen. This rumor is corroborated by a recently leaked photo of what is allegedly the rear shell of the iPad 3, which includes space for a larger battery to power a more energy-hungry screen (more on this leak later).