Apple CEO Tim Cook talked a lot about the post-PC era when introducing the new iPad tablet, but if reports are true that the device tops 100F in some situations, and you're male, you may want to steer clear of resting it on your lap, lest you fry your little swimmers and we start talking about the post-human race era. Or not. Conflicting reports abound on just how hot the new iPad gets.
In case you haven't heard, there's this new product on the market called an "iPad." It's some sort of tablet with a screen, we guess?
No, no, we kid. Of course the new iPad is out, and a big deal, and it's got a glorious screen and tons of apps and all that good stuff. What's more, our sister site Mac|Life is giving away a new iPad, for free, and all you have to do is visit them on social media and comment on their article. Even if you're not the worlds biggest Apple fan, can you turn down the chance to win a sweet new gadget for nothing more than 30 seconds of your time?
The new iPad can’t play Crysis, its also practically useless for productivity tasks, but ohhh did we mention it’s really shinny? Regardless of what you think of the iPad, or tablets in general, there is no denying Apple is doing a great job of exploiting the trend. Annual refreshes have added more horsepower and features while holding the line on price, but are the same margin’s possible with a display that rivals most 24-inch desktop panels?
It doesn't matter if you've been living under a rock or have taken refuge in a cave far removed from civilization, chances are you probably still knew today is the day Apple's new iPad goes on sale. Love or hate all things Apple, the Cupertino company is a master at marketing and creating frenzied product launches. But we're not here to stroke Apple's marketing genius, we want to give you a heads up that iFixIt has torn into the new iPad, laying bare all of the internal components.
It's going to be a madhouse at Best Buy retail locations this Friday, March 16, starting at 8 AM when Apple's new iPad goes on sale. Actually, it will be nuts even before then, because it's always a safe bet dozens and, in some locations, even hundreds of people will line up outside way ahead of time. That's the way it goes with Apple product launches these days, but even with the rabid fan base in place, Android tablet shipments will overtake iOS by 2015, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts.
If you caught any of the coverage of Apple's iPad launch event yesterday -- and you couldn't have missed it unless you boycotted Facebook, Twitter, Google+, tech sites, and the Internet in general -- then you would have seen the Cupertino company puff out its chest as it talked about the new iPad's A5X processor, a mighty chip with supposedly four times the graphics performance of Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor. There's only one problem with that: Apple's scrumptious claim was served up without a side of benchmarks.
After weeks of rumors and mouth breathing from the techorati, Apple just confirmed what everyone already suspected: Another year, another new iPad. Say what you want about Apple, but at least they're consistent. Earlier debate swirled around the new tablet's name: would it be called the iPad 3 or the iPad HD? (Because that's vital information!) Neither, as it turns out. The new iPad is called simply, well, the iPad. Some other rumors turned out true, however.
All the rumors and speculation over Apple's iPad 3 tablet will either be put to rest or come to fruition tomorrow when the Cupertino outfit unveils the much anticipated slate at a press event in San Francisco. The most likely additions will be that of a 'Retina Display' that packs twice as many pixels as the iPad 2, and a 4G LTE radio. Everything else is a crapshoot, minus the usual rabid demand that accompanies most Apple product launches. This one is no different.
The late Steve Jobs was adamantly opposed to the idea of a 7-inch slate and called them "tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with the iPad." Due to his untimely death, Jobs never had a chance to see Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire device rapidly rise in ranks to become the world's second best selling tablet behind the iPad, but if he was alive today, would he change his stance?