An image that was initially claimed to show a third-generation iPad with a Retina display has been declared a fake.

Razorian Fly published the image earlier today, saying it came from an anonymous source who offered no further details.

However, a mobile developer took to Twitter to declare the image a fake, while providing a link to a raw and unwatermarked copy of the image.

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Razorian Fly added this information to its article but also then posted two more pictures, from a completely different source, one showing packaging for an 'iPad HD' and the other showing the device outside of its packaging.

Both images are fairly small and it's very difficult to tell whether or not they are genuine, but the first image (above) looks as though it has been doctored.