As the new iPad is being launched today, one can expect new iPad accessories to be available. And they are. A few of them are available now, and some are on pre-order
Apple stores, Best Buy, Walmart and other supply chains began selling the new iPad today as early as 12:01am. Lines have been forming over the past few days at some locations and the 3rd generation iPad is expected to sell out at some stores. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was seen at the Century City, CA Apple store waiting in line. He wanted to be “genuine, like the real people.” Find more pictures and stories at macrumors.com and appleinsider.com
Even though this video isn’t in English, you can get a good look at the new iPad 3 from this YouTube video courtesy of Tinhte.vn: The folks at Tinhte.vn are also reporting some new iPad 3 benchmarks from the Geekbench app show the next-generation iPad to have a 1 GHz application processor and 1 GB of RAM. AT&T officially announced they will be offering the new iPad with WiFi + 4G on March 16. Verizon has made a similar announcement as well. Sales for the new iPad will begin at 8am local time this Friday, March 16.
Apple officially announced the new iPad today in San Francisco, CA. The new iPad 3 is a big step up from the iPad 2 in many ways. Follow the updates below as they come in to us: – Retina Display, 2048 by 1536 pixels – A5X quad-core graphics – iSight camera, auto exposure, auto focus, HD video recording in 1080p, auto face detection, image stabilization, 5 megapixel camera on back – Voice dictation, microphone key on bottom like iPhone 4S, tap to speak – 4G LTE, new wireless technology – Fast 3G HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA networking – Still 10 hours of battery life, 9 hours on 4G – Pre-orders start today, on sale March 16 – WiFi + 4G: 16GB, $629 | 32GB, $729 | 64GB, $829 – WiFi Only: 16GB, $499 | 32GB, $599 | 64GB, $699 – same as previous iPads – Apple iOS apps like iWork, Garage Band, iPhoto and iMovie have been updated with new features – Lots of new effects, options and manipulation possibilities with iPhoto and iMovie – iPad 2 not being phased out, starting now at $399 The Apple website has been updated to include “the new iPad“, not referred to as iPad 3 or iPad HD. For more information on the new iPad features, check out AppleInsider.com.
Getty Images L ady Gaga was the victim of a hyper-targeted attack on Twitter and Facebook on Monday, with her millions of “monsters” being solicited to provide personal details in exchange for a free iPad. The hacker or hackers first tried to dupe many of her 45 million Facebook fans with a seemingly unbelievable pitch.
Who doesn’t remember dumping a couple of tons of quarters into the video game version of the incredibly popular NBA Jam. Back in the 90’s and early 2000’s there was nary a game quite as popular as NBA Jam simply because there was no other game that looked and acted quite like this one. The giant heads, the over excited announcer, the crazy slam dunks that would literally make your opponent go flying across the screen as you posterized him. Now all that action is back, only it is all on the iPad. Actually, NBA Jam has been around on the iOS for quite a while, but the newest version is even more loyal to the game that video and console gamers so fell in love with
Perhaps this should be a bit of a hint at just how badly iPad users want a fully functional Facebook app on their tablet PCs. While the Facebook for iPhone app has been around for a little while now, there is yet to be a truly, Facebook approved app that doesn’t have some sort of shortcoming. Sure there are plenty of different iPad apps that purport to allow you to access Facebook on the iPad, but all of those don’t quite offer the kind of Facebook experience you can have on your laptop or desktop browser and that is getting the goat of several iPad users.
When the iPad was first announced, there was very little doubt that the device was going to be a very popular little gadget. Of course when first announced there were those who claimed that there didn’t seem to really be a need for a product that actually needed you to sync with a computer in order to use it but those were mostly comments from people who were trying to behave as if they were a bit more above it all than they actually were. The truth of the matter was that when the iPad was actually released in April of 2010, there was a huge demand. What might be a little bit surprising is that despite the fact that there have since been literally of dozens of other tablet computers released onto the market, the iPad’s demand is still growing, rather than holding steady or actually diminishing
Since its release, there has been very little doubt that the iPad is one of the best and most popular consumer electronic gadgets in the world. With the release of the iPad 2 the buzz surrounding Apple’s crown jewel has become even louder. Of course one of the reasons the iPad and the iPad 2 are so popular is because the devices have so many apps available that can do so many different things. This week, the latest count had topped a very prestigious level in that there are now more than 100,000 apps that is available for the iPad and the iPad 2 specifically.
The newest devices in consumer technology are usually absorbed into the business community at some point and the better the devices the quicker they are absorbed. That has been especially true of the iPad as more and more people are seeing how many things the devices can do. Restaurants and bars have already handing out iPads as a way to both view the menu and browse around the company websites so their patrons get a better feel for where they are eating or drinking but the biggest step in integrating the iPad into everyday use might have come with the announcement that the FAA has approved the use of the iPad as an electronic flight manual.