Consumer Reports tested out Apple’s hot new tablet and found that it gets much hotter than the iPad 2 when running games, particularly Infinity Blade. With a lot of system resources being used for high quality games, the new iPad can heat up to 116 degrees.
Consumer Reports also noted that the new iPad would not fully charge when Infinity Blade was being played and the battery actually drained slightly. Maybe this is something that can be fixed in the new iOS update.
“The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications,” Apple representative Trudy Muller, told The Loop. “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”
Apple stores, Best Buy, Walmart and other supply chains began selling the new iPad today as early as 12:01am. Lines have been forming over the past few days at some locations and the 3rd generation iPad is expected to sell out at some stores.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was seen at the Century City, CA Apple store waiting in line. He wanted to be “genuine, like the real people.”
Apple officially announced the new iPad today in San Francisco, CA. The new iPad 3 is a big step up from the iPad 2 in many ways.
Follow the updates below as they come in to us:
– Retina Display, 2048 by 1536 pixels
– A5X quad-core graphics
– iSight camera, auto exposure, auto focus, HD video recording in 1080p, auto face detection, image stabilization, 5 megapixel camera on back
– Voice dictation, microphone key on bottom like iPhone 4S, tap to speak
– 4G LTE, new wireless technology
– Fast 3G HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA networking
– Still 10 hours of battery life, 9 hours on 4G
– Pre-orders start today, on sale March 16
– WiFi + 4G: 16GB, $629 | 32GB, $729 | 64GB, $829
– WiFi Only: 16GB, $499 | 32GB, $599 | 64GB, $699 – same as previous iPads
– Apple iOS apps like iWork, Garage Band, iPhoto and iMovie have been updated with new features
– Lots of new effects, options and manipulation possibilities with iPhoto and iMovie
– iPad 2 not being phased out, starting now at $399
The Apple website has been updated to include “the new iPad“, not referred to as iPad 3 or iPad HD.
An article posted at The Loop indicates invitations have been sent out by Apple for an iPad 3 media event to be held on March 7. Like previous Apple media events, this one will also take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 1:00 PM Eastern time.
In related news, apple.pro has done some detective work comparing the new iPad 3 with iPad 2. It looks like the new iPad will be approximately 0.81 mm thicker than its predecessor.
As we reported previously, the Apple iPad 3 will most likely come with a quad-core processor, the A5X, a slightly larger camera(up to 8MP?), Retina display, and 4G LTE capabilities.
These past few weeks have seen some iPad 3 rumors come together from various sources and we now have a better eye on what could be coming up in the next Apple iPad.
Apple is set to officially announce iPad 3 on March 7. When asked about the announcement, Jim Dalrymple of LoopInsight confirmed the inquiry with a simple yet definitive, “Yep.” Considering last year’s iPad 2 launch shortly after the official announcement, iPad 3 is likely to go on sale sometime in the middle of March.
Frequent and consistent rumors about upgraded hardware and functionality in the new iPad 3 have been flying around the blogosphere for months now. We now know some of the bigger rumors are starting to stick.
NextMedia.com was reporting on a supposed image of the new iPad 3 with a more gradual tapered edge(above) than the iPad 2, as well as a bigger camera lens. The quality of the new rear-facing camera could be as much as 8 megapixels.
MacRumors.com has done a fine job of figuring out the new Retina display details. iPad 3’s resolution display will be 2048×1536, a big leap up in pixel density compared with the resolution of the first two iPads at 1024×768.
Apple’s new iPad 3 is rumored to launch sometime in March 2012, but maybe as early as February and as late as April. Who’s to say? But what we do know for sure is there has been a lot of news and new rumors about iPad 3 popping up in the media within the last few months.
MacRumors has been reporting the new iPad 3 will have better cameras and a slightly different design than its predecessor. According to iLounge, the front-facing camera will become HD and the rear camera gets a quality boost to that of the iPhone 4 or 4S.
Digitimes says the battery life on iPad 3 will be improved, but the biggest upgrade will be to the screen. iPad 3 is expected to include the much anticipated Retina display, first displayed in the iPhone 4, with 2048×1536 resolution.
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