Posts Tagged ‘Apple iPad 3’
There were many who were almost at the edge of their seats when Apple unveiled the iPad mini and the new iPad refresh (iPad 4). Despite this, there are also a number of iPad owners who are peeved at Apple for launching the latest iPad. This is according to a new survey.
The survey was conducted by Toluna QuickSurveys. The survey firm polled 2,000 current iPad owners. 45% of these owners were annoyed Apple announced the iPad 4 too soon, when the iPad 3 (new iPad) was only launched this year in March.
Sadly, Toluna QuickSurveys failed to include in their survey the reason why current iPad owners are annoyed at the iPad 4. However, it seems the common consensus is that owners feel their iPad is now obsolete less than a year after it was launched.
The refresh of the new iPad sports the Lightning connector just like the iPhone 5 and supports EE’s 1800MHz 4G spectrum. It also packs the A6X processor. Apple claims that the chip is two times faster compared to the older iPad, which makes it the most powerful iOS device in the market.
Other specs include a 9.7-inch retina display with a resolution of 1536×2048 pixels, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.2-megapixel HD front-facing camera, which is more powerful compared to the previous 0.3-megapixle secondary camera.
Although the survey revealed that current iPad owners are peeved at the iPad 4, it does reveal that the iPad mini has been received more positively.
According to the survey, 14% are sure to get their hands on the device while 32% say that they would probably buy the device, which means that 46% are interested in getting the smaller iPad. 21% say they would get it as a gift.
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In an earlier report, there were rumors that the iPad 2’s successor would sport the highly anticipated retina display, but this would mean that it would be 0.7 mm thicker than its predecessor to accommodate the higher screen resolution. Now, there is another report that dispels this rumor. According Peter Misek, an analyst from Jeffries, the iPad 3 will be thinner than the iPad 2. Furthermore, the analyst says that the tablet’s 2048 x 1536 retina display requires less power.
In an interview with Forbes magazine, Misek said that the new partnership between panel manufacturer Sharp and Cupertino firm Apple would mean that the next generation iPad would no longer sport an IPS display just like the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2.
Mac Rumor reports, Misek said, “Apple will not be using IPS on the iPad 3 and has in fact invested $500 million to $1 billion in new equipment to allow Sharp to produce the required displays using technology permitting a thinner and lower-power design.”
The analyst adds, “We believe that Apple and Sharp together have a modified IGZO (indium, gallium, zinc) technology to achieve 330 dpi, which is sufficient for an HD display while not using IPS nor having to include dual-bar LED backlighting. In our view, this should lead to several design advantages, namely the device can be thinner, battery life should be longer, and the overall experience for users should be meaningfully improved.”
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The iPhone 4S has only been in the market for a month, and there are now reports of the iPad 2’s successor the iPad 3 stirring up. Today, the Cupertino firm is said to have processed an order for millions of panels for the new tablet. Production is said to kick off in January. If this is true, the new slate will arrive earlier than its traditional spring launch.
According to Digitimes, their source within Apple’s supply line says LG, Samsung, and Sharp will be making the touchscreens for Apple. In October, a million have been shipped. The assembly line is expected to receive twice as much shipment this November.
If these reports are accurate, this would mean that the iPad 3 will arrive at shops by January, says the source. Foxconn is said to fire up their factories by the start of 2012. This suggests that the new slate would find their way towards Apple enthusiasts sometime in April of next year.
Aside from the early 2012 launch of the iPad 3, there is also talk of the rumored 7.85 inch iPad Mini in development. However, we’re unsure if this smaller iPad will ever make to the market.
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