iPad, iPad 3G sport different back casings | iLounge News


iPad, iPad 3G sport different back casings

According to photos posted to Apple’s iPad Gallery, the Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + 3G models use different back casings. While the non-3G model features nothing but a black Apple logo and the normal model name, capacity, and other legal information on its back, the 3G model features a prominent black plastic strip occupying roughly two-thirds of the central top portion of the back casing, which is consistent with details provided to iLounge prior to the device’s unveiling. A photo illustrating the differences appears below.

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They use a different case because it is necessary for use of the Cell phone parts inside. Metal is not a very good material to allow signals through. The Wifi antenna is behind the black apple, and will be made of a different material, just like on the new iMacs, where the wifi is behind the only non metallic part of the case, the apple logo. Since there is no Cell phone antenna in the non 3G one, no black covering is needed.

Posted by ET on January 28, 2010 at 2:16 AM (CST)

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