Apple iPad 3 gets a sneaky hands-on review at CES

The much-rumoured iPad 3 steals the thunder from the Vegas show floor

We've been diligently reporting rumours of the Apple iPad 3 and its expected retina display for quite some time and now thanks to a leak at CES, it would appear that the rumours are true.

iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz reportedly had some hands-on time with Apple's next-gen iPad at CES, and according to his findings the iPad 3's main improvement over the current iPad 2 is the long-awaited retina display – possibly with dual bar LED technology for increased brightness.

The second noticeable difference was an iPhone 4S-like camera lens (minus the LED flash), suggesting that the iPad 3 will arrive packing the same 8MP camera as its cellular counterpart.

Interestingly these upgrades have resulted in the iPad 3's body being a mere 1mm thicker than the iPad 2, meaning all but the snuggest-fitting of accessories should still work with Apple's latest tablet.

Time will tell if any of these rumours will come to fruition, but it all seems more than plausible to us. We can't wait to get our hands on an ultra bright 9.7in retina display, can you?