13Mar 12
The New iPad
Published by jasmac

So the new iPad is being called the New iPad and not the iPad 3. Its not like Apple to be different! WE WANT ONE!

 

So what’s my initial first thoughts. I have been an avid Apple fan for many years having first used old Apple Mac SE30’s before most people had even heard of Apple. We use Apple computers every day for our design work and I have to say that Apple products just work. You get many people that complain about Apple locking things down and not making things accessible to the masses, but in our industry reliability counts massively. If you have a PC or a non apple phone, I think it’s fair to say that we have all experienced a crash of some sort. Well Apple products are built specifically not to do this. Our main Apple office computers to my knowledge have never missed a heart beat.

 

the new ipad

 

Anyway back to the new iPad. In the office we have a 1st generation iPad that we put to good use by displaying our products and services to potential clients with myself taking the iPad home at weekends to be a large controller for my home media system and also the odd game of poker. So I was thinking about getting the New iPad as my primary browsing machine. More and more often we are finding that our smart phones are just as easy to get information from the internet without the need of sparking up your PC that’s gathering dust. My main reason for purchasing the New iPad is mainly because my eyes seem to be constantly sore using my small iPhone 4s as my main browser.

 

It has to be said I was eagerly waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out, only to find out that Apple only released an iPhone 4s. I was getting excited about some new tech in there like NFC (Near field communication) so I can hopefully get rid of my wallet for every day use and free up some spare pocket space. So you can imagine how deflated I felt when the 4s was released. This brings me on to the New iPad, it seems to me as if Apple are just releasing products to basically stay just ahead of the competition rather than trying to reinvent the wheel with a revolutionary product like the 1st generation iPhone. To me the New iPad seems to be along the same kind of lines, yes sure they’ve put a few new things in there, but it seems to be more of a refining process. So even although I’m buying the New iPad I am reserving my judgement on the new features. Off course no New iPad would be complete without the new Apple TV 3 in full 1080p mode, so Apple seem to have all purchasing bases covered to squeeze that little extra out you. That said, Apple TV connects seamlessly with your apple products and will wow your friends.

 

I think I have just summed up Apples’ main business plan. People that want the best and the newest will always buy their products no matter what’s in them and this in turn makes the older generation products more affordable to get people on the Apple IOS platform and more importantly, signed up to their App store.

 

I will update you about the New iPad in due course.

 

 

The New iPad Specs

 

DISPLAY
Retina display
9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

 

CHIP
Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics

 

WIRELESS AND CELLULAR
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T model: 4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz)3; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon model: 4G LTE (700 MHz)3; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Data only4

 

CAMERA, PHOTOS, AND VIDEO RECORDING
5-megapixel iSight camera
Autofocus
Tap to focus
Face detection in still images
Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
Video stabilization
FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
Photo and video geotagging

 

BATTERY AND POWER
Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

 

INPUT AND OUTPUT
30-pin dock connector port
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
Built-in speaker
Microphone
Micro-SIM card tray

 

SENSORS
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Gyroscope

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