March 7th, 2012
02:23 PM ET

Did a Chinese blogger leak the next Apple tablet?


Well ahead of today's expected launch of the latest iPad, one Chinese tech blog claims to already know what it looks like.

Over the weekend, Hong Kong-based MIC Gadget released this video of what it says are authentic supplier parts of the new Apple device. The blog's 21-year-old founder Chris Chang says the components reveal a bigger camera, thicker case and more tapered edges for the next-generation tablet.

But how did a young Chinese blogger apparently scoop Apple with an early exposé of the new tablet?

Chang tells me he scored the alleged leak by working his supplier contacts in Shenzhen, China.

He also reveals that he got hold of the the "iPad 3" parts some two months before the official Apple launch - a worrying sign for a company well-known for being secretive about its sourcing.

"These leaks are not good for Apple," says Chang. "Manufacturers out there and Apple competitors will know... what Apple is planning for its next step."

We'll have to wait to get our hands on the next-generation iPad to find out whether the leaks are the real deal.

Until then, Chang left us a few "iPad 3" cases to play with. They are said to be for the next model... but they fit the iPad 2 as well.

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