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 [...]
One of the new features Apple announced for its latest iPad yesterday is official support for WiFi hotspot tethering, letting you share your iPad’s cellular data connection with other WiFi-capabale gadgets. We’re used to tethering being a touchy subject with carriers, but we’d think that, Apple being the master of promotion that it is, it wouldn’t make such a big deal about the new feature unless it was well-supported. The full picture’s still coming together, but for the US at least, it’s now looking like that tethering may not be available at [...]
Following the launch, yesterday, of the new LTE-capable iPad 3rd generation, Apple also increased the over-the-air downloadlimit for the App Store to 50MB. Previously, download was limited to 20MB. This change, which is already active, has a lot to do with iPad’s high resolution Retina Display and is meant to help accommodate larger app size.
You should also note that this is valid for data connections too, and for anything beyond the 50MB limit, you will still have to use Wi-Fi connections. On the other hand, 50MB should be enough for most apps, music or videos, even [...]
Just hours after being released yesterday, in San Francisco, the new iPad is welcomed with a call for a ban in China. Proview, a Chinese company that claims to own the iPad trademark the legal dispute was recently taken to US Courts warned local vendors not to sell the new tablet, or else they’ll face legal actions. This is what they wrote: “Now we solemnly inform vendors and dealers (including e-distributorships) of Apple iPads (including the iPad 3) in China that they should immediately stop all infringing activities such as warehousing, transportation, mailing, [...]
Apple’s recent release of iOS 5.1 is anything but surprising. It took very little spotlight at Tim Cook’s recent Keynote, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. The update has a full list of the updates that current customers are looking for, like improved performance in battery life for the iPhone 4S and the ability to delete unwanted images from Photo Stream. Obviously, if you’re enjoying all the benefits behind a Jailbreak, upgrading to iOS 5.1 can prove to threaten your freedom. If you’re asking yourself if this update is worth your time and [...]
“With the new iPad, we’ve taken an experience that millions love and made it better.”
There is absolutely no disputing this quote from Apple’s Phil Schiller, taken today at the announcement of the iPad 3 iPad HD new iPad. The hotly anticipated device sports a Retina display, improved camera, faster processor, integrated voice dictation, and more. In addition to WiFi-only units, LTE models were announced for both Verizon Wireless and AT&T in the States, as well as 3G variants for those overseas. Battery life is said to be a best-in-class 9 hours [...]
Apple just made its new iPad official, putting an end to weeks and weeks of speculation. Besides confirming changes to the tablet’s hardware specs, and the new features being introduced as part of iOS 5.1, Apple introduced new versions of many iLife apps, including updates to iWork, Garage Band, iMovie, and introducing iPhoto to the iPad.
iPhoto makes the leap from desktop to tablet with support for a host of multi-touch gesture controls. Apple’s all about making its touch-up and editing tools as easy to use as they are powerful, letting you choose how and where to [...]
I’m a tablet lover. Heck, I list this bit of information in my Twitter bio, so you know it’s true. I believe that tablets are transformative: they are changing the way we interact with technology. The original iPad arguably started it all: it was somewhat of an experimental “third” device that fit between smartphone and PC. It offered a solution to what Microsoft had been trying to do for years with their Tablet PC software: design the ideal interface for a slate computer.
Tablets so far have been pretty bad. The iPad and iPad 2 were reasonably good, but [...]
With the third iPad not even being launched yet, rumors already talk about a new device from Apple, this time a “mini” iPad which we reported about yesterday — to be released by autumn. It seems that Cupertino is out shopping for 7.1-inch screen components with the unusual for them intention to aim directly at Amazon’s Kindle Fire, a successful device that sold six million units in Q4 last year and is expected to lower its prices this fall.
We think, however, that this is unlikely to happen at least not for these reasons and even the quoted [...]
Apple is likely to reveal the iPad 3 at its event planned for next Wednesday. Until then, at least, we’ve got another week to get through, and you can bet that we’ll be hearing plenty of last-minute rumors about Apple’s plans. Today, a pair of such claims are getting some attention, revisiting the idea of an iPad mini, and thinking about the possibility of a budget version of the iPad 2.
The idea of Apple releasing a slightly smaller version of the iPad is nothing new; we heard just such a rumor last month. This time, it’s supposedly backed-up by reports [...]
At this point, it’s starting to sound quite likely that Apple will announce the iPad 3 early next month. We’ve heard that Apple is scrambling to get together a perfect presentation with which to launch the tablet, but once the event is over, and sales of the iPad 3 have begun, what will Apple next turn its attention to? Speculation returns to the idea of a slightly-smaller version of the iPad, with one analyst suggesting that a seven-inch model is in the works.
Supposedly, this seven-inch iPad would be released in the months following the iPad 3. Rumors focus on the [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all that’s cool and what’s not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we talk about Apple beginning to sell the iPhone 4S unlocked in Apple Stores. We later talk about Apple’s new EasyPay system and how it brings you more convenience. We cover all the hacking related news, which include a auto-correct ribbon on-top of your iOS keyboard. We end the Cool section talking about Consumer Reports, and wondering if the iPhone 4S will blend?
In the Not So Cool section we talk about [...]
Imagination Technologies announced that its new Power VR Series6 GPU family will kick off with the PowerVR G6200 and G6400 GPU IP cores. Imagination Technologies’ GPUs are used by Apple in their own chip powering the iPhone and the iPad.
The dual-core processor which is powering the iPhone 4S is 73% percent faster, according to reports, than the one used in the previous version of the iPhone. The new Power VR Series6 GPU family from Imagination Technologies is said to improve at least by 20 times the performance over the current offering. Without making any announcement, [...]
As we were just discussing when telling you about the possibility for an early March iOS 5.1 release, that timeframe coincides with when Apple may choose to reveal the next iteration of the iPad. We’ve heard plenty of rumors about what Apple could be planning for this iPad 3 hardware, from the possibility of it getting a high-resolution Retina display, to signs of a new processor that are raising questions about the chance of seeing a quad-core component. Today we get a look at what may be the iPad 3’s rear panel, and see what it could reveal about the tablet.
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all the Cool and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we begin by talking about the recent iPad 3 retina display rumors and why they do and don’t make sense. We later go through the sales results of the iPad 3 and how competition is stacking up. We talk about the iPhone 4S and how it just reached the second place as the camera-of-use in Flickr just behind the iPhone 4. We end the Cool section by covering Apple’s recent release of subscription services for Games and why [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all that’s Cool, and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we talk about the recent rumors about what to expect for the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5 in 2012. We later go through the recent talks about Steve Jobs wanting to build Apple’s own wireless carrier to compete against the existing ones in the US. We then talk about iTunes Match and the things you should worry about before activating it. We end the Cool section by going through all the recent hacks that have been discovered, [...]
We all know how frustrating it can be to try and divine Apple’s intentions when it comes to upcoming hardware, but that hardly keeps us from trying. While the next iPhone is still months and months away, a new iPad should be arriving much sooner. We’ve heard plenty of rumors about the components that will be used in the next generation of Apple gear, and the prospect of a new quad-core processor has come up more than once. Today, a series of pictures has been released that purport to show an iPad 3, including signs of just such a new processor.
These screens claim to [...]