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Thread: iPad 3

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    iPad 3

    The new iPad will be the first Apple product to use a 4G (LTE) mobile internet connection that could deliver a speed boost of up to five times that of current networks

    Other than 4G compatibility, the new iPad’s most obvious upgrade is its 9.7-inch screen, which now features double the resolution (2048x1536) to a high-definition “Retina” display as seen in the iPhone 4.

    Apple worldwide marketing vice-president Phil Schiller said the screen upgrade is designed to better show off HD movie downloads, books and photos, with pixels indiscernible to the naked eye, however app makers and iPad users may need to upgrade their software to make full use of the new display.

    Apple's new iPad will also feature a more powerful processor - a 1.5GHz dual-core A5X chip with quad-core graphics processing - that will enable the use of more demanding apps, including video-editing software and games.

    The new iPad also features a significantly better rear camera that now offers a backlit sensor, 5-megapixel resolution and hybrid infra-red filter for better colour reproduction, as well as voice dictation

    The new iPad has retained its original US price, starting at $US499.

    Apple has sold more than 55 million iPads since its April 2010 launch, dominating the fledgling market.

    Despite increased competition from Samsung, Motorola, Sony and ASUS, Gartner predicts Apple will continue to lead the category this year with 69 million tablet sales compared to just 22 million Google Android-run tablets, even though its rivals are closing the hardware gap.

    Apple also revealed an upgraded Apple TV set-top box at the event that will support full high-definition movie and TV downloads, up from a current resolution of 720p.

    The small black box will also come with a new menu featuring options resembling iPod icons. It will be launched in the US on March 16 for $US99




    For the UK market -

    The basic 16GB model with only wi-fi will cost £399 and the top of the range 64GB model with wi-fi and 4G will cost £659.

    Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller said the tablet has the same 10-hour estimated battery life as the previous model using only wi-fi. That limit shortens by an hour when using 4G.

    It is due to go on sale on 16 March in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan.

    The previous model will stay on sale at a reduced price, starting at £329. Mr Schiller said that would make it more affordable for schools to buy the machine.


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    Re: iPad 3

    nice bit of kit but still expensive for what they are


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    Re: iPad 3

    I've got the ipad 2 through work and TBH I wouldn't buy one if it wasn't given to me, the 3 looks like another turd polishing excercise from Apple just to get more revenue from the must have's

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    I own the first version, but I won't be up grading just yet... Mine is for business use as a portable portfolio, perfect for what I need, I can see why they upgrade as often as they do, just in the same way car manufactures do..

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    i like them great to use just no need to buy one as my laptop has loads of life left in it yet and it cost a lot more than an ipad so im not getting rid just for the sake of it
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    I have got an iPad 1st gen and when I was in Vegas in April I got the new one. Saved my self about 100 quid on the uk price. The differences are quite notable and it it lots faster. iPads are perfect for just picking up an surfing the net etc as they load quick and saves me bootin up my MacBook pro. I also like the way all the apple devices work together.

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    well i brought toni a ipad 2 not long ago and she loves it mega fast she can do all her work e-mails from there and order stock for the studio aswell to be fair ive not touched my laptop hardly for ages
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    Re: iPad 3

    Tried in vain to resist the temptation of Apple products as been a fan of Windows since the begining.
    But.... After buying an Iphone3gs for my son and having had a sucession of HTC's myself I got a 3gs and have been very impressed with the medium so much so that we have an Ipad3 too! I use Pc's/Laptops for work so its nice to use the device just for fun without work getting in the way! Build quality is as good if not better than my Tecra and ProBook laptop's(both cost more than the Ipad). Got to hand to them, they do it very well indeedy.

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    you need an iPhone 4 or 4s matey.... You'll think all your Christmases have come at once compared to the 3gs

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    Re: iPad 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    you need an iPhone 4 or 4s matey.... You'll think all your Christmases have come at once compared to the 3gs
    Had a go of the 4 and thought it was brilliant but a little to box like in comparision to the older 3gs.
    Waiting to see what the 5 is like if the hype about it being released on the 12th is to be believed.(personally I think it will be October).

    When is the StaffsVW app coming alive? ;0)

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