Posts tagged with: iPad 3

The third and latest generation of Apple's popular iOS tablet, the new iPad was announced on May 7th and will be made available in some retail stores by March 16th. One of the largest features of the new iPad is its Retina display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution, containing 1 million more pixels than the standard 1080p HDTV on a 9.7-inch display. Other new features of the latest iPad include, 4g LTE connectivity, a new five-megapixel rear facing camera and the new A5X processor with quad core graphics. Read on for the latest Apple iPad news, reviews and videos:

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    With 2012 rapidly running low on remaining days (only 35 to go), you had better believe that you're about to start seeing a ton of year-end lists everywhere you go online. We'll be having a number of such posts in the coming weeks, as we think back on what 2012 meant for smartphones and tablets, but I though I'd start things off early by recounting some of the biggest blunders of the year. Everyone's experience with smartphones is different; maybe you've been especially upset with your carrier for not being timely with the updates you were expecting, or perhaps you had a particularly hard ...

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    My recent jump to Windows Phone for my daily driver, in concert with my continued love affair with the Nexus 7 and endless respect for Apple's iPad, have provided an interesting opportunity to compare the three platforms in a number of ways. The OSes have many distinctions setting them apart, but maybe none so evident as their respective approaches to voice dictation. I'm not talking about Siri or S Voice or Google Now here; just the stock speech-to-text dictation software you'd use if you were drafting an email or text message by voice, or speaking a shopping list out loud for your ...

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    According to the latest numbers released by Gartner for the third quarter of 2012, Android is leading the OS competition with more than 70%, followed by a distant Apple iOS and its close to 14%. Despite these figures Apple has managed to be the undisputed leader of Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, according to an IBM research. Overall, online sales grew year-on-year 17.4% on Thanksgiving Day and 20.7% on Black Friday; out of all these, mobile consumers accounted for 16.3%. Apple has managed to top the charts with the iPad and the iPhone, as follows: the iPad accounted for 9.8% ...

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    This is one of those rumors we've seen in the past, like the one where Samsung reportedly terminated its supply contract with Apple or the one concerning the alleged 20% price increase the South Korean manufacturer imposed for processors. Today's rumor refers to batteries and the report comes from China Business News. It claims that Apple has to turn to its alternative battery manufacturers -- Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery -- for the iPad (and MacBook Air) after Samsung reportedly halts supply. However, previous reports were all debunked and information denies ...

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    Yesterday, about 24 hours ago, we reported that Nokia has released its -- now rebranded -- HERE maps for iOS, making it available for iPhone and iPad. Today, 24 hours later, the application is already the fourth application in the top free iPhone app list on iTunes, way above popular titles like Pandora, Spotify, Twitter, or even some Apple apps. After iOS 6 removed Google Maps from the system, users of the iPhone 5 -- as well as previous version of the iPhone and iPad that were updated to iOS 6 -- were left with Apple's own maps and some alternatives proposed by Apple itself after the ...

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    The Here maps were announced by Nokia last week and we knew to expect an iOS iteration, among others. It appears that the application is now available in the iTunes App Store for both the iPhone and the iPad. When Apple's CEO Tim Cook apologized for the poor experience in iOS 6, he offered some alternatives available in the App Store until Apple's own mapping solutions become what they should have been. Here maps by Nokia is such an alternative mapping solution (now that Google Maps is no longer the default and a new iteration is yet to arrive) and, according to the description, it brings ...

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    Apple Stores are present in more and more countries and regions but you won't find this Apple store in your neighborhood or on the official list online. This is because Apple has apparently opened up a store within eBay, though there is no official confirmation of this report just yet as both eBay and the Cupertino-based manufacturer refrained from comments. It is called "Refurbished Outlet" and you can access it by following the source link below. The page allows you to purchase reconditioned Apple hardware and there are quite a lot of similarities between this page and Apple's ...

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    If you've got an iPad 3, you might be curious (and also frustrated by the early release of) the iPad 4, which adds a new CPU and the lightning charging port. The most notable feature, certainly, is the faster CPU, which Apple claims to provide double the performance than the A5x, found inside the iPad 3. In our review of the iPad 3, we charged that it was not significantly faster than the iPad 2, offering up occasional lag and stutters. The A6 chip, making its debut in the iPhone 5, is much more promising than was the A5. It's a 32nm CPU that provides increased performance and lower ...

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    The holiday period is always a busy one, but when you've got industry-defining products launching from literally every major manufacturer and platform-maker, it's a special Q4 indeed. That's what we're looking at with this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: from Microsoft's new Surface RT and Windows Phones, to Google's new Nexus family, to Apple's iPad Mini, there's a lot to cover. Throw in a lot of Windows 8 and Android commentary, the typically awesome helping of listener mail, and the fact that two-thirds of the podcast team have bad head colds, and you get a sweet -if stuffy- hour and a ...

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    Today's word of Apple's new iPad refresh (will we start calling it the iPad 4? The jury's still out on that one) sounds absolutely fantastic... unless you just bought an old iPad 3 at the same price. Are you stuck with that old tablet? Luck might be on your side, as it's looking like there could be a good chance that Apple will let customers exchange their iPads for these new models under certain circumstances. This is far from universally confirmed, but what we're hearing is that Apple Stores may accept exchanges of the iPad 3 that were purchased in the past thirty days and are still in ...

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    We had heard that Apple might have a refreshed iPad 3 to share at today's event, but it is just taking that idea and running with it, announcing a substantially improved iPad with a new A6X SoC at its heart. Indeed, the rumored Lightning connector is present as well, but the big news is the new processor. Apple claims the A6X offers twice the performance of the A5X at number-crunching, as well as similar improvements to its graphics capabilities. Like the A5 and A5X before it, the A6X is still a dual-core chip. Apple also mentions improvements to the tablet's camera and cellular radio, but ...

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    In a little over a day, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern, Apple's latest event is going to start getting underway, and unless we've all totally missed the mark here, Apple should be unveiling its iPad mini. The idea that Apple would shrink-down its 9.7-inch tablet to a more portable form factor is an old one, dating back to well before the iPad 3 arrived. While the rumors are old-hat, actual hard evidence of this new iPad didn't start surfacing until this summer, when we got to look at several supposed iPad mini components. Eventually, we saw those parts start coming together, forming the ...

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    Now that Amazon's new Kindle lineup, including a refreshed Kindle Fire and two new Kindle Fire HD tablets, has been announced, we're sure you're wondering just how these new offerings stack up against the first Kindle Fire, as well as some of the other bigwigs in the tablet game. That's why we put together a little comparison chart, for a head-to-head look at just how all this different hardware fares. It's still not complete, as Amazon has yet to confirm a few details about the new hardware's capabilities, but at least we can get a preliminary look at how everything lines-up. Obviously, ...

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    The legal maneuvering between Samsung and Apple in the United States has seen plenty of action lately, with rapid shifts between just who seems to be on top at any given moment. While Apple recently scored itself a couple preliminary injunctions against Samsung, we also saw a temporary stay placed on one of those, as well as learned of a Samsung software solution to render the whole thing unnecessary. All in all, it's a lot temporary victories with a lack of any sense of real progress nor consequence. The situation in England isn't much different, save for Samsung emerging victorious from ...

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    After a brief spell of being inundated by iPad Mini rumors, the Apple gossip mill is back to looking at the big picture, and has some things to say about what we can expect from the iPhone 5's hardware, as well as some news of forthcoming changes to the iPad 3. When the iPad 3 first arrived, it also quietly marked the start of an iPad 2 refresh, outfitting the tablet with a new processor manufactured to be more power-efficient. Supposedly, Apple is planning some minor changes to the iPad 3, as well, for debut around this year's holiday season. Instead of tweaking the SoC, Apple may be ...

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    Carriers and phone manufacturers get away with playing pretty fast and loose with the term "4G" in the US. Besides the creeping of the term to describe high-speed UMTS, depending on how you look at it you could even argue that the LTE we have now doesn't technically count as 4G. Australia takes its 4G plenty seriously, and doesn't take kindly to companies stretching the definition of what they consider 4G devices. When Apple began selling the iPad 3 in the nation, billed as the "Wi-Fi + 4G" model despite not even supporting domestic LTE networks, it quickly caught the wrath of the ...

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    Rumors about the features we'll see in the upcoming release of iOS 6 continue to pour in, and the latest to cross our desk looks to the possibility of seeing Siri support come to the iPad. We also hear from an analyst about the chance for seeing the next-generation iPhone hardware coming out in September, a bit earlier than has been widely anticipated. If you've wanted to access Siri from your iPad, so far that's meant having to use some pretty hacky work-arounds. While Apple brought voice dictation to the 2012 iPad, that's hardly the same as having access to the full-on Siri virtual ...

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    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. Hate... 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 weight difference between the iPad 2 and 3 is noticeable. ...

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    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 2048x1536 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 (whether it will be 20-times faster is ...

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    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. It fits with the tradition of early March iPad ...

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    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 2048x1536, doubling both the horizontal and vertical pixel counts of the iPad 2's 1024x768 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 supposed to be an iPad 3 display panel. ...

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    The closer we're getting to that certain iPad 3 event -- believed to be happening at the beginning of next month -- the more the rumors we hear about the next Apple tablet. We've already heard of alleged "Retina" display, upgraded processor and even a possible announcement date but the rumor mill doesn't stop here. The picture you see above is claimed to be taken of an actual, existing and very much real iPad 3. NextMedia claims they also have some specs to go with the next Apple tablet, which will generally look very much like the iPad 2, except for the more pronounced tapering on its ...

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    The back-and-forth nature of rumors addressing Apple's processor choice for the iPad 3 has been keeping us guessing. Will it be dual-core? Quad-core? One of the only bits of evidence we have to go on is a debug screenshot identifying the processor model as a S5L8945X. With the 30X and 40X known as the A4 and A5, we've been wondering if that means the 45X would be the rumored A6. A newly-leaked screenshot, supposedly of the iPad 3's logic board, not suggests that the processor will take a different name, showing off a chip labeled as the A5X. If Apple truly intends to release the iPad 3 ...

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    This Sunday we've heard new rumors regarding the upcoming iPad 2 refresh together with reports concerning a new camera -- one of eight-megapixels -- which was hinted by the picture of an alleged iPad 3 shell case, thicker, more tapered. Now another set of images is here to claim that the iPad 3 will indeed be thicker, as seen in the picture above. Even though the design is rumored to be just 1-2 mm thicker, because of the tapering, the alleged iPad 3 case definitely looks thicker than the iPad 2 to the naked eye but it will feel thinner in hand, according to reports. Same rumors imply that ...

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    Over the last month or so, we've really seen interest in Apple's next tablet heat up. Presumably to be called the iPad 3, we've spent the last several weeks fielding rumors about the tablet's hardware, checking out some leaked photos, and wondering when Apple will finally announce the device. We looked at one pretty well-reasoned argument that the day would finally come on March 7, based on the timing for past Apple iPad events and scheduling availability for the venue the company seemed likely to use. Sure enough, today Apple's sending-out invitations to just such a March 7 event, along ...

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