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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It’s official. Apple has set a date for what’s sure to be the most important tablet announcement of 2012: the unveiling of the third-generation iPad. The coming week will bring a flurry of media anticipation and commentary, with some retrospectives on the iPad’s legacy, and speculation on what’s to come.
Before the inevitable lines start forming at Apple stores around the country, though, we thought we’d take a look at some changes we’d like to see in the next iteration of the iPad’s OS. Let’s [...]
When we looked at a couple new rumors about iPad hardware earlier today, we mentioned expecting a spate of such claims to surface over the course of the next week, leading up to Apple’s event on Wednesday, March 7. Sure enough, now we’re checking out some evidence that suggests Apple may not be planning to go with the name iPad 3, and the tablet could be the iPad HD, instead.
To be fair, there hasn’t been much evidence so far supporting any one possible name for Apple’s next-gen iPad, and that includes iPad 3. Gizmodo got to digging around some product [...]
Ready for your daily dose of iPad rumors? Yesterday, we looked at a couple rumors about new entries in the iPad product family and one claiming that the tablet might end up named the iPad HD. Information supporting the latter arose through analyzing server logs, which also showed evidence left behind by devices claiming to run the 2048 x 1536 resolution we’re expecting for the new iPad. Today we see some more log evidence along that line, as well as some that shows signs of the arrival of iOS 6.0.
After Gizmodo ran its stats for yesterday’s news, today’s data [...]
We will know better in a couple of days but, until then, sources indicate the new iPad 3 will be launched with the same prices as its predecessors. While rumors suggested a $70-80 price increase for the third incarnation of the iPad, more recent news shows Apple’s new tablet to come with a price range from $499 for 16GB Wi-Fi to $829 for 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G. The information could prove to be accurate, as Apple has a tradition of not raising prices too much from one generation to the other. The same source also debunks rumors concerning Apple’s intentions to move to an [...]
“It’s obvious that the only iPad killer is always going to be the newest iPad.” The tweet from web- and mobile developer Zhephree caught my eye with its uncommon boldness. Wow, I thought, someone’s not afraid to drop some truth bombs. The next tweet, though, brought us back down to Earth. Zhephree’s statement had fallen under a fellow follower’s fire, so his response was:
“The simple fact that I don’t own an iPad disproves my tweet, that was just a joke.”
I believe him; I started following Zhephree on Twitter because [...]
With the expected launch of the iPad 3 /or HD — rumored to be equipped with 4G LTE — on Wednesday, everybody seems to want a part of the huge buzz around Apple and its productsand Verizon is no stranger to that. A curious message was posted on Verizon’s web page recently, saying that “Something Is Coming”. Now, we all know that something will come soon and most of us agree it will be the next iPad but this doesn’t necessary mean that it will come to Verizon too. You might remember that the carrier got its iPhone quite late and the experience could [...]
Tomorrow we’ll almost certainly be hearing Apple announce the next entry in its iPad line of tablets. Over the past weeks and months, there’s been no shortage of rumors about the iPad’s planned hardware; some components like the new higher-resolution screen seem like a lock, while we continue to here arguments on both sides of the dual-core vs. quad-core argument right up to the end. In addition to the capabilities of the tablet itself, there’s one other relevant piece of unknown info we haven’t heard discussed as much: when might this next iPad actually [...]
With Apple’s next generation iPad just a couple of hours away, one of our biggest sources of speculation has to do with its biggest part the screen. Some believe that the device will double its pixels in order to provide a similar “retina display” experience that we found on the iPhone 4, and others feel that Apple will simply bump the screen resolution to support 1080p.
Sadly the only tool we have against speculation is history, and so far Apple’s move in doubling the pixels of the iPhone 3GS from 320×480 at 163 ppi to 640×960 at 326 ppi [...]
Surely Spring is in the air, but Apple has done a great job in making the world look forward to “one more thing” on this season, and it’s their iPad refresh. For the past years, the iPad has signified the tablet that every customer wants to have and that every competitor wants to beat. There’s a lot of speculation over what to expect on the next generation iPad, so let’s start with our Top 5 iPad 3 Killer Features We Anticipate to get. Whether Apple names it the iPad 3 or the iPad HD, there’s a lot of things we all want, and then there are the things [...]
More evidence, available recently, supports the idea that Apple will double iPad 3’s/HD’s RAM to 1GB. As the countdown for today’s event approaches the end, all bets are on.
We all remember the original iPad coming with 256 MB of RAM, and the iPad 2 featuring 512 MB the same amount as the iPhone 4. In a logical order, the next iPad should feature 1GB of RAM, as we actually do expect. An iOS hacker (you all know Chronic) seems to agree with this hypothesis after studying a debug output from an iPad development unit, believed to be the third generation of [...]
After having revolutionized the music industry, with iPod, Apple — on the eve of today’s iPad 3 announcement is now preparing to, maybe, make history again in yet another domain: retail catalogs. In fact, just yesterday, Apple added a new category to the iTunes Preview page in the App Store, called Catalogs’. While still empty, this should change today, following the launch of the third generation iPad. Given the huge amount of content users are purchasing from the iTunes Store, this seems to be a smart move and an improved high resolution display will certainly [...]
If today’s event confirms this rumor, it could be huge and will help Apple reconfirm itself once again in front of its competitors. In fact, sources suggest that a Finland-based company, called Senseg, will have their E-Sense technology featured on the new iPad. This system appears to give texture to a touchscreen, which is pure awesomeness, and will make the touchscreen feel rough, rigid or rounded, in certain areas, by using “tixels” generated by electric fields from elements embedded around the screen. Exciting as this rumor sounds, some questions emerge though: [...]
Calling all eagle-eyed readers! The image above is allegedly one snapped off of the next iPad, purportedly showing off what appears to be a “Retina” display on a tablet. Apple’s next iPad is rumored, among others, to bring a higher resolution (2048 x 1536) to the slate.
We can’t tell for sure whether this is the iPad’s screen or whether it is an authentic image. Photoshop could always be an answer but just in case it’s not, we’re probably looking at some high-res screen, judging by the clear and crisp text and icons. One more thing which [...]
Apple’s March 7th event is currently rolling and we thought you’d like to know that they’ve just confirmed the availability of iOS 5.1 to users starting today. It’s kind of weird to see Apple roll the update without ever reaching a developer GM candidate, but after so many weeks in beta, it was about time. At the moment we’ve got details about Siri now being able to speak in Japanese to all iOS 5.1 customers.
Sadly Apple’s keynote didn’t provide any additional details on what iOS 5.1 will bring. With so many battery life complaints on [...]
Although the new iPad announcement is behind us, the inexhaustible rumor mill keeps tossing crazy notions our way. Chief among them, for this week at least, is this morning’s rumor concerning a 7.85-inch, slim-bezel display that could maybe-possibly-someday find its way into an “iPad Mini” of sorts. Would this be a wise (or likely) move from the tablet leader? Let’s speculate. Maybe wildly, but also safely.
Steve Jobs’ opinion of the 7-inch tablet was made abundantly clear on an Apple quarterly-earnings call in October 2010. In a [...]
Watch this week’s Pocketnow iReview as we go through all the details surrounding Apple’s new iPad. We start by going through Apple’s release of their new iPad and their move with the last-generation iPad 2. We later compare specs in detail between the old iPad 2 and the new iPad. Then we go through Apple’s move to 1080p content and we end the Cool section by talking about iOS 5.1.
In the Not So Cool section, we talk about all the iPad 3 predictions that didn’t happen, and why these features mattered.
We know by now that, after finally getting invited to the Apple party with the iPhone 4S, Sprint will not be among the launch carriers for the new iPad, only coming in the US to Verizon and AT&T. Is that all there is to the story, though, or might Sprint be waiting by the sidelines for its chance to join-in at a later date? The discovery of some interesting entries in Best Buy’s computer system is helping to make a case that Sprint isn’t done with the new iPad just yet.
Though some of the text featured in this leak is a bit clipped, there’s the [...]
With such pandemonium yesterday of people trying to pre-order their “New iPad”, I’ll bet many didn’t even care how much AT&T or Verizon were gonna charge for their 4G data services, they still clicked the Pre-Order button. Well, the good thing is that the data plans don’t seem that bad. It’ll all depend on how much you think you’ll consume in data, which is quite the thing when you’ve got all the power of 4G LTE.
If you’ve ordered your device on Verizon, which holds by far the most reliable LTE network, the prices [...]
You know, we thought we were the only ones ranting about calling the new iPad just exactly that, but it seems we’re not alone. Sit back and finish your Thursday afternoon with a little humor, since it seems that these guys didn’t have enough with just the banned iPhone 4, White iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 promos.
I’ve gotta admit that Apple has never named any newer version of their iPods by a number. It’s just the new generation iPod. It seems that things will continue being this way from now on, so prepare to meet the “new [...]
When Apple dropped the New-iPad bomb on us yesterday, it focused on several principal improvements: the display, the camera, high-definition content, and connectivity options. Three-quarters of their announcement focused on visual upgrades in the new iPad experience. This makes sense: all consumption and interaction with tablets is done through the display, so delivering the best possible visual experience to users is kind of critical. Let’s take a look at a few of the refinements Apple has brought to its latest tablet: the new display, the new camera, 1080p content, and iPhoto [...]