16th march 2012, Today it’s new iPad release day, I got one hands on from apple store, Reading. It’s wifi only model with 64 GB storage without 4G as here in uk till now there is no support for 4G. Anyway I thought wifi only model as best suitable for me, as I am planning to tether with my iPhone data.
Video at apple store while waiting in the queue
Features of new iPad
1. Ultra-high-resolution Retina display
If there is one feature that will get people to upgrade their handheld devices, it’s eye candy. The new iPad has plenty of weight in this category thanks to its new Retina display which doubles the pixel count of the current Apple tablet to an astonishing 2048 x 1536 resolution. In case you don’t feel like doing the math, that’s over a million pixels higher than a 1080p HDTV, and it’s all crammed into a 9.7″ screen.
The new display, while very impressive, isn’t quite as big of a jump as the iPhone 3G was to the iPhone 4, but it retains the Retina namesake nonetheless. For owners of the original Apple tablet as well as the iPad 2, there’s no question that this is one of the most compelling features when considering an upgrade.
Steve Jobs today introduced iPad 2, At a special event in San Francisco. New iPad 2 is an all new design which features:
1.2GHz Dual-core A5 chip processor – Which is 2x faster than original iPad A4 chip processor and Graphics performance is nine times faster. Display on iPad 2 look amazing.
Gyroscope – As in iPhone and iPod touch.
Built-in cameras – Front and Rare facing camera. The front camera is capable of recording VGA-resolution (640-by-480) video at 30 frames per second with audio and photos at 640-by-480. The back camera can record HD video at 720p at 30 frames per second with audio. When in still camera mode, the back camera has a 5X digital zoom.
The iPad 2 features a 9.7-inch LCD screen with a 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch, like the original previous iPad. Striking things about the iPad 2 is that’s dramatically thinner. It is 33% thinner than original iPad. That is 13.4mm to 8.8mm. And its lighter too only 1.3 pound compared to 1.5 pound of original ipad. It’s available in both black and white color. Read more…
Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer. Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years. The two companies worked closely together to pioneer desktop publishing and there were many good times. Since that golden era, the companies have grown apart. Apple went through its near death experience, and Adobe was drawn to the corporate market with their Acrobat products. Today the two companies still work together to serve their joint creative customers–Mac users buy around half of Adobe’s Creative Suite products–but beyond that there are few joint interests.
I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven–they say we want to protect our App Store–but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain. Read more…
Every one interested in the world of gadgets was interested in what the new device from Apple would be like. Now that we have finally seen it, here are 10 things about the device that in a way defines the product.
1. Apple has positioned the device between the smartphone and the laptop, but the iPad doesn’t create a new category, it just improves upon the not-so-successful segment of tablet PCs
2. The device has a 10-hour battery life.
3. It is powered by a 1 GHz Apple A4 chip and comes with 16GB to 64GB of flash storage.
4. Apple’s latest creation features a 9.7-inch IPS display and has a built-in accelerometer that adjusts the orientation automatically. Read more…