Images of what are claimed to be parts from an unreleased third-generation Apple iPad have been posted on the Web by Taiwanese tech site Apple.pro. The site has a history of accessing authentic parts from China-based Apple product manufacturers and publishing images of the parts before the related devices are made official by Apple. The part obtained in this instance is a new connector cable with a tip that is white in color, thus leading Apple.pro to speculate that the new iPad 3 will launch in both black and white like the current iPad 2 model. Also of note, the connector shown has a new model number and different design compared to the corresponding iPad 2 part; Apple.pro’s component is labeled “821-1259-06” while the similar connector in the iPad 2 is labeled “821-1180-A.” Another image can be seen below.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.