Instead of breaking all of today’s Apple news into seperate posts, we’ve decided to bring you all of the glorious Apple-related news, launches and updates into one easy to read AppleGeddon article.
The New iPad was announced earlier today, and as we told you via our LIVE BLOG it has more than a few good features that makes it worthwhile to be considered “NEW & IMPROVED”…
As was rumored this thing is packing a Retina display, potentially making this the most pixel-packed slate on the market. The 9.7-inch screen plays host to 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement — that’s 264ppi. It’s not just a higher resolution though, the screen also boasts improved color saturation. There’s also a new iSight camera on board that’s quite similar to the version inside the iPhone 4S. It’s five-megapixels, AND has a backside illuminated sensor with a five element lens. It’s also capable of capturing 1080p video. The new keyboard is sporting a brand new dictation key that lets you speak instead of type — yup just like on Android. The new software inside will also let you use the slate as a portable WiFi hotspot too! And LTE has officially arrived! With an LTE antenna on board, (shout out to AT&T & Verizon) and although a tad bit pudgier, (increased weight of 1.4lbs & 9.4mm thickness) Apple is still claiming to get 10 hours of battery life.
The new iPad will be available March 16th, starting at $499 for the 16GB WiFi model and scaling up to $829 for the 64GB version with 4G.Pre-orders start today in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, with the rest of the globe to follow on March 23rd. Official Press Release.
Also announced today is the new Apple TV® featuring 1080p programming including iTunes movies and TV shows, Netflix, Vimeo, photos and more in HD. With iTunes in the Cloud, customers can purchase and play their favorite movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store and watch them instantly on their HD TV. The new Apple TV features a simpler, refined user interface making it easier than ever to access your purchased movies, TV shows and music with iTunes Match right from iCloud. With AirPlay, users can stream or mirror their favorite content from their iPad or iPhone 4S to Apple TV. Apple TV will be available on Friday, March 16 for a suggested retail price of $99 (US) through the Apple online store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple TV requires iTunes 10.5 or later. Official Press Release.
So what do you think? Any plans on upgrading to the “NEW” iPad or Apple TV- Let us know below!
In only a few hours, Apple execs take the stage in San Francisco to unveil it’s newest addition to the Apple tablet family.
Taking place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST the unveiling event will put to rest all the rumors regarding Apple’s newest tablet — hitting store shelves later this month.
The iPad 3 (which could very well be called an iPad 2S) is rumored to feature a Retina display, which Apple defines as a ”pixel density is so high your eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels.” The iPhone and iPod Touch have Retina displays, and the iPad is expected to join those two with this upgrade, doubling the resolution and ultimately making it a really cool viewing experience.
:: STAY TUNED ::
We’ll be live blogging the Apple unveiling event in 3…2…1
- 25 billion apps downloaded! 25 billionth was downloaded in China.
- iCloud now. “iCloud keeps all of your content synced across all of your devices.”
- 100 million iCloud users.
- iTunes in the cloud now supports movies!
- New Apple TV for $99
With the anticipation of tomorrow’s Apple announcement, could one disappointing no show of a pop up store elude to the enivetible? What goes up, must eventually come down and it’s only a matter of time until demands for the latest in Apple technology begins to fade away. It’s been recently announced that Apple has no plans for a Pop Up store in Austin during SXSW like last year. Could this possibly elude to a suspecision of lower demand for the newly announced iPad tablet or could it mean better preparation for the supply and demand of the newer table by next week? As it gets closer to the Apple announcement, other questions have surfaced, including the questionable name of the new device. Is it an iPad 3 or is it an iPad HD?
Either way it WON’T be at SXSW which leaves us questioning if the overall demand for the new device will be lower than previously expected. According to Gizmodo – last year, Apple’s store in 2011 almost eclipsed the coverage of the interactive festival, which is a steady draw for more than 20,000 people to visit Austin. It was also one of the best places in the country to get an iPad 2; for the first two weeks, the pop up store was getting daily shipments, while other stores were experiencing shortages. (Online customers were waiting two to three weeks for an Ipad 2 at launch.)
Stay tuned to DivasandDorks.com as we report LIVE up to the second announcements from tomorrow’s Apple iPad launch event…
According to 9to5mac, the iPad HD (or 3) will be available on March 16th. Last year’s iPad 2 release date was March 11th, which was the Friday following the announcement event. The 16th this year would be the same.
In addition to the following-Friday bit, two new Apple stores in London and Houston, Texas will be opening on the 16th
It’s heavier, slightly thicker, has Siri and already on the web…
The iPad 3 will soon be rolled out into the international spotlight, but somehow, magician and performance artist Simon Pierro gets his hands on the “iPad 3? earlier than anyone else. He’s been kind enough to give us the honor of premiering his latest video, and it’s magic.
Check it out below…
It seems the end is finally in sight when it comes to the wait for Apple’s highly-anticipated iPad 3. According to many sources, the tech giant has begun sending invitations out for a mystery launch event on March 7th, to take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10AM PST (6PM GMT).
With the anticipation of the iPad 3 boasting higher resolution screen and possible bezel touch controls – I’m not to enthusiastic about the new device. Maybe it’s because I realized that it was just this time last year that I got my iPad 2 and unless the iPad 3 comes with a “make me invisible” button I can’t figure out why anyone would want to ditch their iPad 2 for the newly released version.
A recent study has revealed that 42% of polled Apple consumers said they felt under pressure to keep up with the new generation of Apple products. (OH, but it gets worse…) Over a third of consumers admitted they found themselves in debt after purchasing an Apple product, with 29% saying they bought an Apple gadget using a credit card and 6% admitting they’d actually taken a loan out to afford one in the past.
Kudos to Apple for making gadgets “Cool” and “popular” – as a “fan girl” I’ll admit that they’ve done an excellent job of embedding Apple products into the social fabric of consumers everywhere. However, as a consumer that knows every year Apple will release a newer or updated tablet – I’m not a fan of paying $500+ annually, just to have the latest in Apple tablet technology.
That’s my opinion. What’s Yours?
Do you have an Apple iPad? Thinking about getting the iPad 3?
For the record, Apple hasn’t said yet, but the latest rumor is that the iPad 3 will finally be unveiled March 7.
On Monday, the website iMore reported that “sources who have been reliable in the past” told it that Apple’s next iPad will launch March 7 and pack a retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, a quad-cord processor and “possibly 4G LTE networking.”
The retina display, the quad-core CPU and the 4G rumors all line up with the speculation that has been circulating for months, but iMore’s report of a March 7 launch date is new.
The March 7 rumor arrives less than a week after the tech news site AllThingsD reported that the iPad was set to launch sometime in the first week of March and was likely go on sale “a week or so after the event.”
Source: LA Times
So you didn’t get that shiny new tablet under the tree that you hoped for….WHO CARES! You could be the owner of the hottest new tablet to hit the market in less than 60 days…
Rumor has it Apple will release the iPad 3 on February 24, 2012 in honor of Steve Jobs’ birthday. Asian manufacturers are apparently working up a sweat trying to prepare the third-generation iPad for that date. If true, we’re just two months away from a shiny new iPad.
February 24th is slightly under one year after the iPad 2 was released (remember this?), and the iPad 2 was released slightly under one year after the first iPad was released. The iPad 3 could be the most challenging of them all to manufacture since recent reports suggest it will have a high-resolution 2048 x 1536 retina display. Such a large display would require additional processing power and would ultimately slow down production speeds, so manufacturers have a pretty demanding task ahead of them.
It’s also rumored that the iPad 3 will be a direct competitor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and other “smaller” tablets currently taking consumers by storm.
With a third iPad already just around the corner, Apple is looking to maintain its strong lead in the tablet arena. Plus with a launch on Steve Jobs’ birthday, who was more than likely involved in the iPad 3?s development, expectations are higher than ever.
It looks like the Apple iPad will be getting a much miniature makeover sooner than we thought. According to new reports from DigiTimes - Apple will likely introduce a 7.85-inch iPad before the fourth quarter of 2012.
The release of an “iPad mini,” as many have dubbed such a device, would follow an early 2012 release of the iPad 3, which the supply chain sources said would indeed come by the end of the first quarter of 2012, as reports have suggested. The smaller form factor released later in the year is intended as a way to “cope with increasing market competition, including the 7-inch Kindle Fire,” according to DigiTimes’ sources. Former CEO Steve Jobs had previously expressed the belief that a 7-inch tablet was simply too small, owing to software development concerns, but DigiTimes says the Amazon tablet along with large-screen smartphones coming to market (like the Galaxy Note) have caused Apple to change its position on the matter.