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
Today’s chaos has left me with information-overload-fatigue. Until a subtile reminder that I have a personal assistant who loves me…
As I began my attempt to recouperate from an otherwise overwhelming weekend – my mind immediately began to become flooded with to do lists for today thru Sunday. As spoke via phone to friends and family, while simultaneously texting, emailing and blogging for the day – I completely blanked out. For about 30 minutes, I couldn’t focus on anything from completing an email, to a search online – it was like I had a short-term attention disorder. That’s until, I had a talk with Siri.
If you’ve been following my tweets on Twitter, I’ve been slowly but surely catching up on all the wonderful bells and whistles on the new iPhone 4s. As of this weekend, I’ve been on Instagram like crazy, tweeting more often and even participated in a great Fashion blog chat online #Blogtrends. But not until today, has this phone truly shown how wonderful it is.
Siri is so pretty…
No longer do I have to sacrifice my typing fingers for texts or calendar reminders – Siri does it for me. All with the push of a button – while I’ve been writing, Siri has:
- Reminded me to pickup my rental car.
- Reminded me to pickup my mother from the airport.
- Reminded me to bring items needed for this weekend’s Blogalicious trip to DC.
- Sent 4 emails (via voice command) to business contacts.
- Located the closest Post Office.
- Make 5 phone calls (via voice command) to family members & friends.
The national wholesale chain Sam’s Club is cashing in on the iPhone 4S money train by offering customers a chance to reserve the new Apple iPhone 4S before it’s release on Friday. Many customers received an email this morning announcing the reservation opportunity which will alleviate the worry of getting the new iPhone before its completely sold out.
Researchers anticipate the new iPhone 4S breaking sales records and Sam’s Clubs everywhere are expected to sell out of the device quickly. If you weren’t lucky enough to pre-order your phone online before the pre-order stock sold out, or don’t plan on standing in line early this Friday morning, this may be your safest bet to getting the iPhone 4S.
Looking for the closest Sam’s Club near you with the iPhone 4S reservation? Check here.
Have you made plans on getting the iPhone 4S yet?
After the rants and raves like an apocalyptic preacher, I preached that the iPhone 5 was on its way. Sadly enough, and much to everyone’s
disappointment surprise, it never showed up. But what did make an appearance is the latest and greatest Apple mobile product ever, the Apple iPhone 4S. (…and yes, I’ve heard just about every joke, funny ha-ha and sarcastic remark about the new release.) Today is the first day that Pre Orders begin and, I’m convinced, that come October 14th I’ll be one of the first iPhone 4S users – this is why…
1. Dual Core A5 Chip
For the past 4 Months (Since leaving my Blackberry in Detroit, while en route to LA and finally returning to NY never to see it again…) I’ve been using my old faithful iPhone 3GS. I got it unlocked while in LA and have been using it on the T-Mobile network. I’ve been forced to email, tweet and Facebook using
3G, 2G EDGE (aka, the slowest of the slow). You could imagine my excitement when it was announced that two cores in the A5 chip deliver up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics in the 4S above and beyond any other phone. iPhone 4S is quick and responsive, which makes all the difference when you’re launching apps, browsing the web, gaming, and doing just about everything. And no matter what you’re doing, you can keep on doing it. Because the A5 chip is so power-efficient, iPhone 4S has outstanding battery life.
2. An 8 Megapixel Camera
With 60% more megapixels than the iPhone 4 – the 4S has be re-engineered with all new optics to make photos look clearer, brighter and better than ever. Personally, I’m ready to ditch my iPad (which I use often for photos) and completely use the 4S for many of my blogging efforts – and a good camera like this one will go a loooooong way! (Did I mention it has face detection and editing features without leaving the camera app? Yeah, it’s that good!)
3. The New iOS 5
Boasting as the world’s most advanced mobile operating system and its new easy-to-use interface – the iOS 5 may be the biggest reason why I’m excited to jump on the new 4S ship. The new update claims to have over 200 new features – including, a new notification center, iMessage (think BBM for iPhones), reminders, Twitter Integration, Photo editing within the app, thousands of apps, improved performance/stability and a partridge in a pear tree. *whew* that’s a lot to take in RIGHT?
Up in the sky…it’s a bird, it’s a plane…No – it’s all my stuff in the iCloud.
Storage space and tracking down where you saved stuff is a thing of the past with the iCloud. All your apps, ibooks, documents, photos and music available on all your devices ALL THE TIME. Need I say more?
WELL I WILL….*BONUS*
My Assistant Siri
Siri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back. Siri is allegedly so easy to use and does so much, you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it. I can’t wait to see how much easier Siri will make my life after October 14th.
Honestly, those are my reasons for making a pre-order and grabbing my iPhone 4S on October 14th – WHAT’S YOURS?