There’s a lot to love about the new iPad. On the contrary, there are several key areas that bring us frustration. Let’s dissect these areas.
Screen characteristics: The screen on the new iPad is warmer, not as bright, and has lesser viewing angles when compared to the display on the iPad 2. It’s likely that the former two issues are related.
Size and weight: For a device that attempts to change the way we consume content, the new iPad is far too heavy and thick. After several days of use, we can say that–yes–the size and [...]
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news about an alleged back cover for the next iPad (call it iPad 2S, iPad 3, iPad HD, really) comes a report claiming that the processor which will be powering the tablet will not be a quad-core one, as previous rumors indicated.
A “Retina” display of 2048×1536 resolution is expected but it seems like A6-chip on the next iPad will be a dual-core one, just like the A5 chip found on the iPad 2 (and the iPhone 4S). However, the sixth generation mobile chip from Apple will most definitely pack a more powerful graphics unit [...]
We’ve heard rumors about its capabilities. We’ve seen pictures of what’s supposed to be its hardware. With all the talking that’s been done regarding Apple’s next tablet, we’re anxiously awaiting things to go official, and see Apple formally unveil its iPad 3. We’ve been looking forward to March with the hopes that Apple would finally follow-through and reveal the tablet; a new rumor out today supports that idea, claiming that Apple has its event planned for March 7.
That date has risen as the most likely candidate for a couple reasons. [...]
One of the most persistent rumors surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPad is that this release will mark Apple moving up to a much higher density Retina display for the tablet. Supposedly, the display would have a resolution of 2048×1536, doubling both the horizontal and vertical pixel counts of the iPad 2’s 1024×768 screen for an effective quadrupling of the total number of pixels. Now, that aspect of the tablet’s design seems all but confirmed, upon the discovery of a screen component matching the rumored specs.
MacRumors got its hands on what was [...]