Dual-Core A5X Chip for iPad 3, Front Glass and Digitizer Assembly Pictured?

[ Original iClarified article here ]

Photos claiming to be of the front glass and digitizer assembly have been posted online, reports Apple.pro.

MacRumors notes the photos first appeared on Weibo and show little change from the iPad 2 except for a longer ribbon cable.

The part appears nearly identical to that of the iPad 2, with the major distinguishing feature being a relatively long ribbon cable extending up the side of the display as opposed to a shorter cable with a sideways orientation seen in the iPad 2. Other features of the iPad 3 display include the same round home button seen in all iOS devices so far and a hole in the top bezel to accommodate both the front-facing camera and the ambient light sensor. 

The same poster claims that the iPad 3 will feature a dual-core A5X chip, Siri support, a 1080p rear camera, and iOS 5.1. It will reportedly launch in the U.S. in mid-March with France, Germany, Japan, and the UK to follow in April. China and Hong Kong should get the device by June 1.

Apple is expected to announce the iPad 3 on March 7th. In the meanwhile, you can check out the pics below…

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