The new iPad has double the GPU cores count of the iPad 2 model and Apple had to increase the battery to handle the increased power usage. However, the increased power consumption isn’t the only problem that the extra GPU power creates – it also produces more heat and causes the new iPad to run hotter than its predecessor.
Many users reported that the new iPad feels hotter, but Tweakers.net brought out a thermal camera to get exact numbers. Read more »
We are about six months away from seeing the first Windows 8 tablets and personal computers hit the shelves now. Sources close to the matter were quoted by Bloomberg as saying that the next edition of the Windows 8 platform development will be complete by this summer and the first devices carrying it will hit the market in October.
Microsoft’s goal is to ship the x86 and the ARM versions of Windows 8 simultaneously and the company already confirmed there will be devices running both at launch day. Read more »
Yesterday, during the conference call, CEO Tim Cook mentioned that the new iPad had a record-breaking opening weekend, but did not provide any actual figures. Well, that information has arrived, as usual, with its own press release. Apple has sold over 3 million new iPads since launch.
When I say ‘launch’ I mean March 16, which is when the device officially went on sale. So basically Apple sold a million new iPad every day since then. And as AppleInsider explains, this number does not include the pre-orders, which were made before the device went on sale. Read more »
It seems there is trouble in paradise for owners of the new iPad who wanted to use it with the Smart Cover that they bought for their iPad 2. The problem is that with some users the Smart Cover does not work well with the new iPad, i.e., the display does not switch on and off as it should. This is not only a problem with Apple’s Smart Cover but also with some of the third party ones.
So what could be the reason for this? The answer lies in the polarity of the magnets, as Mark Booth has explained fantastically on his blog. Read more »
Lots of people are using the iPads just for web browsing so naturally the browser benchmarks matter a lot. We’ve put all the three iPads and the Transformer Prime through SunSpider and Browser Benchmark and the results are now out.
Long story short – the new iPad seems to offer the same browsing performance as the iPad 2. Read more »
The new iPad is heavier and thicker than its predecessor but do those facts automatically make Apple’s latest iPad tougher than before? To help us find out come two videos where the new iPad’s survival skills are put to the test.
The first video comes from the gadget insurance company SquareTrade and aims to test how the new iPad in an accidental drop, while in the other video, things get a bit more extreme. Read more »
At its dividend and share buyback conference Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the iPad had a record opening weekend, sales-wise.
No specific numbers were quoted, but the iPad 2 opening weekend sales were said to be in the region of 1 million units, so now we are obviously looking at numbers higher than that. Read more »
The first direct comparisons of the Tegra 3 found on the ASUS Transformer Prime and the Apple A5X chip found in the new iPad have surfaced.
And what better way to test out these robust tablets than with a gaming comparison? Read more »
Stefen Esser a.k.a. i0n1c needed less than a day to do untethered jailbreak on the new iPad. Quite expectedly, the new Apple tablet was jailbroken a few hours after release, but this is the first working untethered solution.
Here is the video proof: Read more »
The new iPad launch event was more or less what everyone expected. The air was so thick with rumors before the launch that almost nothing that was announced managed to surprise anyone. Except that one thing that no one saw coming, and that was a new name. Almost everyone and his dog was betting on the new iPad being called the iPad 3 and as such a lot of people were actually disappointed that it wasn’t called that (never mind the fact that it makes absolutely no different to the product at all).
Even here at GSMArena were were quite baffled initially as to why Apple would choose to name their third generation product same as the first one and, at least as far as the name is concerned, place it behind the second generation model. But after a little bit of pondering, a few explanations started to come to my mind. Read more »
As you know, yesterday we welcomed the new iPad in our office and we are already hard at work putting Apple’s latest and greatest slate through its paces.
To make the wait until the full review is complete easier to bear, we gave you an overview of our first impressions, garnished with live shots on the device and camera samples yesterday, and now we have something else for you – a hands-on video. Read more »
Look at what just arrived at our doorstep!
That’s right, we got our hands on the new iPad 3! Join us as we take a closer look… Read more »
Rumors of the mythical Google Nexus tablet are intensifying with each passing day and lately they have almost all been pointing in one direction – a 7″ slate, which will be manufactured by Asus.
Today we got a few more pieces of the puzzle that is the first Google slate. The new rumors have it that Asus has agreed to cancel its $250 Tegra 3 powered MeMo 370T slate, which was announced at CES and turn it into the next Google slate instead. Read more »
Hey yo dawg, Samsung heard you like stop motion, so it put stop motion in your stop motion! Jokes aside, the latest Samsung Galaxy Note ad is one of the most creative bits of advertising we have seen recently and we believe you may do a whole lot worse with a minute of your life than spending it to watch it.
Even though it didn’t quite have the budget that some of the other Samsung ads had, this video of just over a minute obviously took a substantial effort to create. Read more »
If you are reading this standing in line in front of the Apple Store in your country of residence it’s probably too late, but if you have decided to wait a few days and see if the new iPad is worth your hard-earned cash by all means see this first. It’s the first truly honest review of the Apple latest slate.
Okay, we might have oversold it a bit. What we actually have here is a pretty funny video that’s hardly worth much in terms of consumer advice, but is certainly worth checking out. Read more »