It hardly seems like a new Apple product has fully arrived until we start hearing the first claims of some kind of reception issue. After the whole “antennagate” debacle with the iPhone 4, Apple users are on the lookout for related issues with the company’s newer products. As should be no surprise, some owners of the new iPad are reporting weak signals when trying to use WiFi networks. Is there actually something wrong with the tablet, or might reports of this issue be overblown?
Ever since the 2012 iPad launched, users have been contributing posts to [...]
A bold move from Apple back with the release of the first-generation iPad, was to allow iPhone apps to run on it. Apps would box-into the display and allow you to even zoom into them to take over the iPad’s full screen. Sadly, the problem was that zooming-in would turn any app into an old Nintendo 8-bit game show full of pixels. Apple’s launch of the New iPad has changed that. You’ll notice in our following video that if your iPhone apps have been enhanced to support the iPhone’s Retina Display, zooming them into the New iPad’s Retina Display will give you [...]
Because the Verizon LTE iPad is a world-capable device, it has support for GSM bands as well as CDMA for the 3G fallback when no Verizon LTE is available. That means that you can use an AT&T microSIM in the Verizon iPad and get 3G HSPA+ data speeds through AT&T. This is a terrific option for those that have an unlimited data plan with AT&T: you can still use and pay for Verizon LTE when you’re in an area that has it (it’s very easy to toggle the data on and off in the settings), but you can also take advantage of your AT&T data plan (especially if [...]
After mercilessly mocking it for the first few weeks of availability, I picked up an original iPad in the spring of 2010 and fell in love. It changed my computing experience in ways I’d never imagined, rendering my then-new Macbook Air a paperweight for quite a while as I realized the utility of the tablet form factor. From reading on the train to looking up recipes in the kitchen to watching Netflix in bed, my iPad has served every clichéd use case there is. Thanks to the massive and dynamic App Store, it’s even been useful in some more unusual scenarios, like serving as a [...]
The New iPad was launched on March 16 after its introduction on March 7 and, while we were told that sales were excellent, we were missing some official numbers. Today Apple filled in the blanks by telling everyone just how well the New iPad sold.
Three million units, that’s how much Apple sold in four days, from March 16 until today. “The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold — the strongest iPad launch yet” said Philip Schiller. Among the new things it brings in addition to its predecessor, there’s the incredible Retina Display, an [...]
A high resolution Retina Display, an improved A5X chip, more RAM (1GB), new image sensor and lenses as well as 4G LTE are the improvements brought by the New iPad. However, there are reports that the New iPad is suffering from overheating problems.
Under normal usage the New iPad would allegedly get so hot that it would display a message telling you that your tablet is overheating, followed by a system shut down. Whether it’s the Data or WiFi radio, the battery, display, CPU, memory or another component is yet unknown but independent reports all seem to indicate the [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 products and 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 [...]