Is This a Refreshed iPad 3 With a Lightning Port?

By Eric Limer on at

We've already heard rumours that Tuesday's Apple event will include not only the fabled iPad Minis, but a refreshed version of the big guy, perhaps with new internals, and a lightning port. This maybe could be it, maybe. And who doesn't love to speculate?

The picture goes back to Apple.pro, and like all pictures of the sort, could totally have been faked. Even so, this picture lines up with the prevailing rumours, and it only makes sense that Apple would want to make the new lightning connector as prevalent as possible as fast as possible, even if it means a weird half-gen iPad refresh. A new new iPad, if you will.

Whether or not Apple will leave the 30-pin connection to languish on the current version of one of their leading products (doubtful, I think) is something we'll just have to wait and find out. Just one more thing to place your bets on before Tuesday rolls around. [Apple.pro via 9to5Mac]