As a consumer of mobile products we want the best performance from our devices matched with the most portability.
In the tablet market, the iPad as an overall experience can’t be beat. The hardware is top notch but probably more important is the software. Yes we would all like our processors to have multiple cores but an iOS product just doesn’t need that.
No wild conspiracy theories on why I didn’t get the new iPad, just two simple reasons.
1. Coming from the original iPad, the iPad 2 (for me) was a bigger jump than going to the new iPad. Technically the 3rd gen iPad would of been a bigger improvement on my 1st gen one but although the Retina display as nice as it is I don’t feel it would of drastically improved my iPad experience, so for me logically the iPad 2 was the better investment and now only being £329 ($399) that is a pretty low price for the hardware your getting.
2. Simply put, you CAN’T jailbreak the new iPad yet. When ever I get an Apple device I need to be able to jailbreak it, whether its tethered or untethered. Yes I know eventually there will be a a jailbreak available but hackers say that it is still weeks away and if you like technology you want your device as close to perfect as possible in the least time, so being able to jailbreak the iPad 2 is what swayed me into the purchase.
Apple’s latest must have device, the New iPad went on sale last Friday. Although the New iPad has an updated processor and an improved display it retained the same prices as the iPad 2. iSuppli got hold of the New iPad and tore it down, which revealed the cost to manufacture a 32GB 3G/4G LTE version costs Apple $364.35 up from $335 it cost to produce the equivalent iPad 2. The biggest contributors to the higher cost were the new Retina display, bigger battery and the 3G/4G LTE modems. isuppli also said that Samsung Electronics manufactured the display in the new iPad they took apart and they also supply the CPU.
Via: Associated Press
Before the official unveiling of the New iPad, sources said to expect Apple’s latest tablet to come with 1GB of RAM and Geekbench confirms the specs. As usual Apple didn’t divulge the clock speed of the new A5X dual-core processor but the Geekbench test also confirmed that the new CPU is running at a reasonable 1GHz. Both these additions should keep the New iPad running smoothly but is it enough to warrant the upgrade.
- iOS 5.1 available to download today-via The Verge
- New Apple TV with support for 1080p video support, retains $99 price tag- via Engadget
- The new iPad has a Retina display-via Gizmodo
- New iPad features A5X dual-core processor-via TechnoBuffalo
- New iPad has 5-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p recordings-via Gizmodo, Techradar
- 4G LTE confirmed
- Personal hotspot feature for iPad-via Gizmodo
- New iPad goes on sale March 16th 16GB $499, 32GB $599, 64GB $699 WiFi versions-via IntoMobile
- 4G versions $629, $729 and $829 for same sizes as WiFi versions-via IntoMobile
- iLife and Garage Band apps are getting updated-via Gizmodo
- 4 iOS devices running Garage Band can work together over WiFi-via Gizmodo
- iMovie also gets updated-via Gizmodo
- iPhoto for iPad-via Techradar
- Bezel gestures-via Techradar
- iPad 2 16GB drops down t0 $399-via Techradar
- Official name “The New ipad”