In pochi si sarebbero aspettati un upgrade così importante per il nuovo iPad di terza generazione lanciato sul nostro mercato poco più di 6 mesi fa. Sin dal primo iPhone, o se andiamo più indietro nel tempo, sin dal primo iPod touch, l’azienda di Cupertino ci ha sempre abituato ad un ricambio generazionale di anno in anno (mese più, mese meno). Con l’iPad di quarta generazione, invece, si è annullata questa costante che, in qualche modo, teneva stabili i prezzi anche nell’usato e, gli acquirenti in possesso di un iPad retina di terza generazione sono corsi ai ripari riempendo i mercatini dell’usato proprio per acquistare il nuovo prodotto.
Non sappiamo se questa mossa di Apple rappresenti solo un’eccezione o una nuova costante di aggiornamento, certo è che l’upgrade c’è stato e non è da sottovalutare nonostante non vi siano ancora applicazioni e/o giochi in grado di sfruttare appieno tutta questa potenza: un chip A6X molto più potente del vecchio A5X, più potente anche del nuovo iPhone 5, una GPU migliore che, secondo quanto si legge sulle pagine ufficiali, dovrebbe fornire anche una nitidezza superiore del display, un comparto ottiche notevolmente migliorato con la possibilità di registrare filmati in full HD, l’introduzione della porta lightning per accogliere i nuovi accessori che da qui a breve verranno introdotti sul mercato ed un supporto LTE più completo anche nel nostro paese.
Come riporta MarketWatch, mercatini americani come Gazelle sono stati letteralmente invasi dalla vendita di iPad di terza generazione, facendo registrare un aumento dell’offerta che va dal 700% al 1000%. Numeri, quindi, davvero esorbitanti che fanno capire quanto gli utenti Apple più attaccati al brand ci tengano ad avere tra le mani l’ultimo nato in casa Cupertino.
Un chiaro segno di come, nonostante il malcontento generale che si è venuto a creare tra gli utenti della mela in possesso di un iPad di terza generazione sia percepibile, l’interesse per il nuovo device è comunque decisamente alto. Ma sia chiaro per i piani alti di Cupertino: che questa non diventi un abitudine!
While there are many third-party capacitive pens for the iPad on the market, none are as precise as pressure-sensitive models like the ones Samsung Galaxy Note aficionados have enjoyed for some time. Enter the Pogo Connect, which is described as the world’s first pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 iPad stylus. Brought to you by Ten One Design, the Pogo Connect was originally codenamed “Project Blue Tiger” back in March. The benefits of Bluetooth seem to be key here, as it offers full pressure sensitivity thanks to a “Crescendo Sensor” technology that works at multiple angles and without calibration. You also get palm rejection capabilities so the page doesn’t get smudged from your hand resting on the surface. The pen has a removable magnetic tip, leaving room for interchangeable tips in the future.
There’s also an LED status light, an integrated radio transmitter to let you know its location in case you lose it, and it runs on a single AAA battery. Be aware that the Connect is only compatible with around 16 apps for now — they include Brushes, SketchBook Pro, Paper by FiftyThree, and PDFPen — but Ten One hopes to add to the list over time. You can pre-order one now for $79.95, and if you’re one of the first 2,000 to do so, you’ll get a special edition pen with a laser-engraved tiger. Those intrigued can get a peek at the company’s promo video as well as the PR after the break.
If you are using facebook app on ipad 3 and You can see your friends online but apparently they can’t see you online to solve that problem.
1. Sign-in using Safari on your iPad http://www.facebook.com; don’t sign out…
2. Return to your iPad Facebook app and continue with your chat
Only if you leave for a time 5 min more or less without refreshing the facebook in safari back to be offline.
I wonder why this problem is not resolved when they developed the new app…
facebook ipad alternative: MyPad – for Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
As expected and unveiled to be in the works during their Google I/O event last month, Google has just rolled out a new update for its Google iOS application which now includes full support for Apple’s iPad tablet.
The new Google+ iPad application is virtually the same in design as the Android version of the Google+ app and provides a much more comfortable environment to catch up on your Google+ activity.
With iPad stream styles being content based on popularity, type and orientation, as well as the ability to now start a Hangout from your iPad and stream it directly to your TV using Apple’s AirPlay service.
Other new features making their arrival in the latest Google+ iOS application include Google+ Events and the ability to attach instant upload photos to posts. You can now download the new Google+ iPad app from the iTunes App Store for free.
Logitech has today announced the arrival of a new ultrathin keyboard case, designed for Apple’s new iPad 3 tablet. The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover has been designed for both the iPad 2 and the new iPad 3, and provides you with an ultrathin screen protector and built-in keyboard, transforming the tablet into a notebook style device.
Similar to Apple’s Smart Cover case for its iPads, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover uses a magnetic clip to secure its self to your iPad. Offering the same features with an instant on/off and automatically waking your iPad when you open the cover.
Its also equipped with handy function keys and using the keyboard for around 2 hours a day, its internal battery will provide you with enough juice to keep it running for six months. Alexis Richard, director of product marketing at Logitech explains:
“The third-generation iPad and its apps are designed to give you more control and creativity, whether you are editing photos and movies, making music or writing a novel,”-”The new Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover – with its ultra-sleek, smart design and extended keyboard battery life – provides a convenient way for you to make the most of your iPad no matter what activity you are using it for.”
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is now available to purchase for around $100, in the U.S. and Europe.
We have featured a number of different cases for the iPad here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is designed to give your iPad the look of a mini MacBook Pro, and it even comes with a built in Lithium Polymer battery that can charge your iPad.
This fun looking iPad case also comes with a USB port, a mini USB port, and a built in Bluetooth keyboard, as you can see from the photos it takes its design inspiration from Apple’s MacBook Pro.
The case will apparently work with the iPad 2 and the new iPad 3 and it is available in Japan for about $75 from Rakuten, it certainly looks interesting from the photos.
Today Apple has rolled out new high-definition iTunes Movie Trailers to app to support the Retina Display on their new iPad 3 tablet. The new iTunes Movie Trailers application has now jumped to version 1.1 and allows you to view the newest and most exclusive movie previews in glorious HD on your new iPad 3.
Apple’s new iPad which launched a week ago today, features a massive 2048 x 1536 resolution, creating 3.1 million pixels on the iPad’s 9.7-inch screen. Which Apple, says is about four times as many pixels you find on the older iPad 2, and more than many HDTVs.
Even thought the new Apple iPad has only been out for juts a week, Apple has already sold three millions new iPads, and today has launched the new iPad in another 25 countries.
Source: Mac Rumours
Since the new iPad 3 launched last week a number of new cases designed for the tablet have started to become available. One of these is the new iPad 3 Crux360 Keyboard Case, which can be used either with or without a keyboard attached.
Similar to cases designed for the iPad 2 and original iPad, the new iPad 3 Crux360 Keyboard Case connects via Bluetooth, and feature a snap in front design allowing for quick access when the case isn’t required.
Air Display has announced that its now added HiDPI support to its application for the new iPad 3 to support Apple’s new retina screen, which has been fitted to the new iPad.
The new support has been added the latest Air Display update which is currently making its way through Apple’s approval process and is expected to shortly land in the iTunes App Store ready to download.
If you have not heard of HiDPI before t refers to the new support built into Apple’s OS X ready for new retina display Mac systems that are expected to start appearing in the near future. Watch the video after the jump to see how to enable it on your OS X Lion to see what it will provide on the new screens.
Last year we saw the iPad 2 being installed inside the dash of a Ford 150, and now the guys from SoundMan Car Audio are back with their latest in vehicle iPad install using the new iPad 3.
The video below shows the new iPad installed in a Ford F150, and it works with Ford’s Sync system, they are also using an iPhone and Siri along with the Ford system.
This years mod is a little different than their previous one with the iPad 2 which was removable, where as the new iPad 3 has actually been built into the dashboard.
Apple’s iPad went on sale last Friday the 16th of March, and now Apple has released some sales figures of their new third generation iPad, and as Apple’s CEO Tim cook said yesterday the new iPad has broken Apple’s previous records.
Apple has announced that they have sold a total of three million of the new iPad since it went on sale last week, that is pretty impressive in just under four days.
“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”
Apple will start selling the new iPad in more countries around the world this Friday the 23rd of March.
What’s in a name? Or, more importantly, what’s in a digit? Would that which we call an iPad by any number less than 2 be less sweet? That’s the question Apple posed for us indirectly when it unveiled the new iPad and relegated its future slates (and, presumably, phones) to a numeral-free future. And that new slate? It’s much the same as the old one, with a slightly more chipper processor at its (quad) core and support for both Verizon and AT&T’s fancy new LTE networks.
But there’s one bigger change here, one that will ripple across the industry as each manufacturer struggles to keep up in this ever-accelerating market. That feature is the iPad’s new 2048 x 1536 Retina display. It’s the best display ever featured on a tablet, probably the best display ever on a mobile device, but is that enough to keep this tablet ahead of the pack? Believe it or not, the answer is yes.
New iPad full review and how it compares to the old iPad 2. A5X processor, better 5MP iSight camera, retina display like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S and Dictation for speech – text input.
Apple’s new iPad 3 has gone on sale around the world, and Apple has now listed which apps support the new iPads Retina display which has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
A number of existing apps have been updated to support the new Retina Display, which include the popular game Infinity Blade II, along with Amazon’s Kindle for the iPad.
You can see a full list of applications that have be optimized for the Retina display on the new iPad 3 over at iTunes.
Source Mac Rumors
Apple new iPad 3 goes on sale today, and the guys over at iFixit have already managed to get their hands on the new iPad 3 and have taken their screwdrivers top it.
You can see the teardown photos below, and we heard previously from some benchmarks that the new iPad has 1GB of RAM, and this has now been confirmed by the iFixit team.
The new iPad 3 will go on sale this Friday, and it comes with a range of new feature over the iPad 2, which include the new Retina display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution.
The latest iPad also comes with 4G LTE, a larger capacity battery, and a new Apple A5x processor which features quad core graphics, plus a 5 megapixel camera.
Android tablets, expensive and cheap, are available left and right, but despite their high number coming from many vendors, it will only be in 2015 when they will likely catch up with Apple’s iPad, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Judging from the way the pre-orders of the latest iPad were gobbled up by eager consumers, it’s safe to say that it remains the king in the tablet world, at least for now.
Tom Mainelli, a research director at IDC, noted that, ”As the sole vendor shipping iOS products, Apple will remain dominant in terms of worldwide vendor unit shipments. However, the sheer number of vendors shipping low-priced, Android-based tablets means that Google’s OS will overtake Apple’s in terms of worldwide market share by 2015. We expect iOS to remain the revenue market share leader through the end of our 2016 forecast period and beyond.”
While Android tablets appear to have the upperhand in terms of specs, the iPad has remained popular with its wide range of apps and it will definitely take a lot of effort for other manufacturers to topple it, at least for the next couple of years.
Via: Maximum PC