Apple Event Roundup: The New iPad, Updated Apple TV and More

Today’s (March 7th) Apple media eventuality out during a Buena Yerba Center in California brought us some new products from a Cupertino friend.  I’ll give we a summation in a sequence of excitement.

The New iPad
As speculated we did get a new iPad today. However it is not called a iPad 3, usually a new iPad.  I theory Apple offered folks don’t wish to get hold adult in an unconstrained numbering scheme. Does this meant we won’t see an iPhone 5?  Will it usually be called “the new iPhone?”  We’ll usually have to wait and see.  Here are some of a pivotal features.  There are so many write ups on a interwebs that have already sprouted that we don’t need to summation everything.

  • Retina Display – The new shade will come in during 2048 x 1536 that is homogeneous to 3.1 million pixels or 265 ppi (pixels per inch).  It has 44% improved tone superfluity than a iPad 2.  To put it into viewpoint 1080p video is usually during 1920 x 1080 resolution.
  • Upgraded Processor – The new processor is called an A5X.  It twin core estimate with a 4 core GPU (graphics estimate unit).  They are claiming 4 times a video opening of a Tegra 3 chip.
  • iSight Camera – A new behind confronting camera is 5 megapixels with a 5 component lens and IR (infrared) filter.  This is fundamentally a simliar setup to a iPhone 4S and will concede for full 1080p video recording.
  • Voice Dictation – Now this is not full Siri capability though it is a step in a Siri direction.  You’ll be means to foreordain wherever a keyboard is available.
  •  4G LTE – Now this was a prophecy we wasn’t certain about though it seems we got it.  The new iPad will now have 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA during 42Mbps, with LTE holding a cake during whopping 73Mbps.  You’ll be means to use 4G LTE on both ATT and Verizon nonetheless you’ll have to collect that indication (carrier) we wish due to tangible magnitude restrictions. Rogers, Bell and Telus are also North American 4G LTE partners.
  • Hot Spot Capability – If your devise offers tethering we can now make your iPad a WiFi prohibited spot.
  • Physical specs – 10 hours of battery life in normal use, 9 hours when regulating 4G LTE (which particularly requires most some-more power) so this is a opening improvement.  The indication is 9.4mm skinny and weighs 1.4lbs.
  • Price – As approaching Apple is gripping a cost structure a same for a new iPad.  They are as follows: $499 ($629) – 16 GB, $599 ($729) – 32 GB, $699 ($829) – 64 GB (4G price).
  • iPad 2 Price Decrease – They’re not discontinuing a iPad 2 and they’re shortening a cost by $100 to $399 for a bottom 16 GB WiFi-only model.
  • Availability – Available in one week, Mar 16th, preorders start today.

This is positively not insubordinate though there are positively a series of new facilities that will make it unequivocally fascinating for new business and unequivocally initial era iPad owners.  I consider there’s adequate to pitch a satisfactory series of iPad 2 owners to buy a new iPad.  The retina arrangement is a biggest offered prove along with 4G LTE.  I might be anticipating myself perplexing to pawn my iPad 2 for a new iPad one of these days.

3rd Generation Apple TV

This wasn’t a large change during all though there is a new era Apple TV.  I roughly went out and bought one dual weeks ago.  I’m blissful we review a gossip indent and hold out.  I unequivocally wanted it for airplay capability and they’ve finished zero to change my mind.  Here are some of a new features.

  • 1080p Support – 1080p streaming of cinema from iTunes
  • New Interface – Still not simple iOS interface, though easier to use.  It is also permitted now for 2nd era owners.
  • Price – Apple has confirmed it during $99 dollars that creates it unequivocally permitted to a masses
  • Availability – Pre-order now, permitted on Mar 16th.

iOS 5.1

A new chronicle of a iOS has been expelled as of today.  A finish list of facilities is below. Most important is a ATT network indicator.  If we remember when a iPhone 4S came out it shipped with a chip able of HSPA+ that according a ATT is 4G.  Once we ascent and you’re in that network coverage area you’ll see your phone prove it’s on a 4G network.  Now this isn’t a 4G LTE we talked about above and your speed won’t change, though we are removing one some-more G (not a $$ kind) on your phone.  I’m downloading a refurbish (albeit solemnly since a servers are swamped) right now.  I live in an area that is presumably 4G so I’ll let we know if we get that additional G.

  • Japanese denunciation support for Siri (availability might be singular during initial rollout)
  • Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
  • Camera by-pass now always manifest on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod hold (4th generation)
  • Camera face showing now highlights all rescued faces
  • Redesigned Camera app for iPad
  • Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
  • Audio for TV shows and cinema on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
  • Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30 second rewind for iPad
  • Updated ATT network indicator
  • Addresses bugs inspiring battery life
  • Fixes an emanate that spasmodic caused audio to dump for effusive callsn

One important app refurbish is that they finally done iPhoto permitted on iOS devices.  It costs $4.99 and looks flattering cool.  Last though not slightest was an ascent to iTunes in a cloud and a fact that it now supports streaming 1080p movies.  This’ll go good with your new apple TV.

That’s it out of today’s event.  I’ll keep we posted on some-more Apple updates.  Happy open shopping!