Posted on March 6th, 2012 No comments
As the excitement for the launch of next generation of iPad hypes. We have a new speculation of what would be the actual name of the new version of iPad. Just a few hours before the official launch we have started getting rumors that iPad3 will not be actually called as iPad 3 but will now be called as iPad HD.
Below is a fresh posting from the blog of computer world. This covers a lot of information and gives us an insight to the launch scheduled for March 7 2012.
So sit back and read. All the information comes from – http://blogs.computerworld.com/19834/the_complete_apple_ipad_3_ipad_hd_pre_launch_guideApple has already shipped 55 million iPads, and this seems set to grow exponentially on the release of the new SKUs. Nearly one-third of mobile Web users told ad network inMobi that they intend purchasing Apple’s third-generation iPad. 44 percent of these wouldn’t even consider another brand of tablet. (I won’t dwell on the competition in this space being toast).“The analysts” already expect Apple to shift its 100 millionth tablet this year. Oh, and it’s pretty likely there won’t be enough of the new device to go round, as display production has been more of a problem than expected.What’s it gonna be called?The jury’s out, but the intensity and frequency of most recent speculation makes me think it likely this release will be dubbed the “‘iPad HD’. This leaves the door open for Apple to offer versions of its existing iPad 2 (at lower price points) while also providing a faster, more graphically intense iPad HD, twinning this with professional apps, such as, oh, I don’t know: Microsoft Office and Final Cut Mobile, perhaps? Oh, and the iPad HD seems set to make an even bigger dent in corporate America.What will we get?The potential features of the device are already much-traveled ground for bloggers, analysts and media outlets large and small. Here’s what you can definitely expect:– A better screen. A so-called Retina Display capable of full 1,080HD. Purty. (And offering 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, according to MacRumors).– A super camera: After all, you want a decent-quality HD-savvy 8MP camera if you’re going to make nice, crisp HD video on your iPad HD. Does anyone remember Flip?– Graphics to die for. Well maybe not die for. Feel pretty pleased with, I guess. To enjoy, I suppose. But definitely better — thanks to new graphics advances from Imagination.Yeah, but what about 4G?I know most people reading this are in the US, and I recognize that in some small but vocal areas of the US 4G (LTE) networks are already being deployed by some carriers. LTE is also available in some key external markets, but as I’ve said before, it isn’t yet a universal commonplace the world over.A recent 9to5Mac report claimed that Apple intends offering three varieties of the device, suggesting this means LTE-enabled iPads will be made available, but don’t buy 4G on strength of that — check the deployment situation in those places you are likely to use your shiny, hopefully rubber-clad new Apple tablet. You may not need it (yet).LTE will be far more widely available at the end of 2012, beginning of 2013. This means that, despite its promise, LTE support shouldn’t be seen as a deal-breaker, yet.Will it be thinner, or thicker?I don’t know. All the reports I’ve seen are equivocal. I can imagine the LTE model might demand the iPad be a little thicker (we’re talking in millimeters), not just for the LTE radio but also for the additional battery life required to run 4G. This could also mean 4G iPad users may complain of comparatively poor battery life (though only in comparison to non-LTE iPads). Apple may deploy a Thunderbolt connection in this new iPad.Will it support NFC?I don’t see huge immediate purpose in such support being enabled at this time. In future I can imagine it, in order that retailers be able to use their iPads to take payments from NFC-enabled devices. Take a look at this solution from Square to get an idea of how this might work. It is possible NFC support will be built-in, though, as the company attempts to seed the market with potential payment terminals pending introduction of the iPhone 5. (Take a look at this info graphic for a few ideas of why NFC may matter).Siri?Siri is in beta. Siri is in beta. Siri is in beta. Just ask Siri — it will tell you (probably, if the servers are available).This means:
I’m expecting wider support for local searches to be introduced, perhaps in conjunction with the iPad launch. I’m also predicting a new version of iTunes will appear magically in the next hours (or at some point prior to when the device hits the shops if there’s a slight delay) to support the new iPad and to implement other enhancements in Apple’s world-leading intelligent assistant. Drop me a line when it appears.I’d certainly like Siri to be an element to the new release. Though as I often say during those many laugh-a-minute dinner parties I’m so constantly invited to, “If wishes were stars, the night would be brighter than the day“.Apple TVAn Apple TV? Probably. An Apple television? Not yet.Also read:Got a story? Drop me a line via Twitter or in comments below and let me know. I’d like it if you chose to follow me on Twitterso I can let you know when these items are published here first on Computerworld.
- It will be improved in future.
- That it doesn’t always deliver.
- That it is constantly learning.