iPad 3 battery pointing towards a thinner device
The upcoming iPad 3 battery appears to be lighter and thinner in size as compared to the one the iPad2. The new battery will also feature a longer life compared to its predecessor. The new battery will also need to meet higher standards for quality and reliability, which means that Apple’s cost for it could shoot up by 20 to 30 percent.
The new battery could give Apple the room it needs to add a Retina Display, Boy Genius Report suggests further. Based on images found in the Software Development Kit for iOS 5 in June, some sources believe the next iPad will sport a 2,048×1,536 resolution Retina Display.