“A new photo depicts the iPad 3′s shell as being 0.81mm thicker than that of the iPad 2, according to Apple.pro,” Electronista reports.
“In the image, both tablets are being measured using digital calipers,” Electronista reports. “The iPad 2 registers at 8.69mm, while the iPad 3 is a straight 9.5mm. Apple’s official specifications list the iPad 2′s thickness as 8.8mm.”
Electronista reports, “Either way the device should be thinner than the iPad 1, which was 13.4mm and often criticized as too heavy to hold for extended amounts of time.””