It’s looking more and more likely that the iPad 3, expected to be announced shortly after MWC this coming March will sport an 8-megapixel camera. Apple Daily’s images which can be seen below were brought to our attention by 9 to 5 Mac earlier today and illustrate the back-portion of the iPad 3. While it might look nigh-on identical to the iPad 2, a distinctly larger lens portion is evident.
A larger sensor would require a wider lens portion in order to retain a nice wide angle and it’s fair to say, the iPad 2’s camera is certainly due an upgrade. In turn, an 8-megapixel sensor looks plausible and would also compete directly with the other hot-slate of the moment, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
Hopefully the same Sony camera-module found on the iPhone 4S or better will make its way onto the iPad 3 with its performance being amongst the best on a mobile. This would go a long way to address the notion that tablet cameras are poor-performers and take full advantage of some of the great tablet optimised imaging apps available in the App Store.