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Latest iPad 3 Rumor Tips ‘A5X’ Chipset

February 23, 2012 Leave a comment

The rumors about iPad are in full vigor, and the latest news is on a chipset known as the A5X.

As reported by MacRumors, the forum for Chinese website WeiPhone includes a post with a image of the next-gen iPad’s logic board. The system-on-a-chip is labeled “A5X” and seems to have been produced in November 2011.

Apple watchers were under the thought that the chip in the company’s next iPad would be named the A6, because the first iPad had the name A4 and iPad 2 had the A5.

Earlier this year, 9to5Mac reported that the iPad 3 would  consist of a quad-core ship since Apple’s iOS 5.1 beta code included references to core management capabilities for quad-core processors.

It will be confusing when we think whose points are right. In such cases, it is best to take leaked photos and other Apple rumors not by word for word until Cupertino actually launches its products.  Apple is rumored to be holding its press event for the next iPad during the first week in March in San Francisco, so stay tuned.

We’ve certainly not been at a loss for iPad rumors lately – from retina displays and better cameras to a smaller, 8-inch model and 4G LTE capabilities. What do you hope to see? Let us know in the comments. Until then, see what PCMag’s Editor-in-Chief Dan Costa does not want in the iPad 3.

Source: pcmag

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The ‘Real’ iPad 3 Not Coming Until Late 2012

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The ‘real’ iPad 3 will be launched late in 2012 at the earliest.

Apple’s  announcement of iPhone 4S in October of this year, made many disappoint. Most them felt that the phone was just a follow-on to its previous baby brother iPhone 4, carries its resemblance much and not wholly a new device. Apple has done this before, with the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS, and it has become the trend of releasing an updated version of previous device is spreading to other Apple products.

A report in Digitimes says that, while Apple’s newest iPad will hit the market in March of next year, it will not be the ‘real’ iPad 3. But, the iPad that was seen in 2012 will be an updated iPad 2. The website also cites supply chain sources that say the ‘real’ iPad 3 will not be unveiled until the third quarter of 2012, at the earliest. It will not be surprising at all, if this turns out to be true, after all, it wouldn’t be the first time Apple has put off a full upgrade in favor of minor upgrades to last year’s model. Add to that the fact that the iPad 2 was already a pretty major upgrade from the iPad 1, including a whole new design, and it seems pretty likely. According to the Digitimes report, the iPad 2 upgrade will have a longer battery life and a slightly slimmer design.

Source: tomsguide

The Best iPad 2 Cases

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment

A brand new shiny gadget is always a luring material. Among them, iPad with beautiful chassis are more popular. The glossy finishing scores high. Fragility and mobility are the perfect combination for disaster when tablets are taken into consideration. It is most important for one who possesses iPad to get a case to protect it. This post gives good news for the people who have got iPad. The good news is that a simple Google search turns up scores of cases created and designed particularly for the iPad 2, so that there are varieties and styles to prefer to. They have brought up of about 30 very cool cases.

It will be so good for a case if it lets one to do more with the iPad, besides providing protection. One of the more popular flavors is the folio, which when folded the right way acts as a stand, propping up your iPad at various angles for typing, gaming, video viewing, or ebook reading. When you’re not using the stand, the case folds back to cover the iPad’s back panel, and more importantly, the very fragile 9.7-inch screen, keeping it safe from damage when you shove it into an overstuffed backpack. There are a bunch of folios in various materials and designs.

A protective shell will add some personality to one’s tablet. Shells are made up of plastic or rubber. They come in bright colors, patterns, textures. But the shell will protect the iPad’s back panel by covering. This creates a need for a transparent screen protector or something like Apple’s Smart Cover, which is a thin perforated layer of polyurethane or leather that uses magnets to adhere to the iPad’s screen to protect it.

It is the user’s cup of choice to prefer either bulk of a case or a sleeve to protect their iPad while it is in transit.

Source: pcmag

Report: Apple iPad 3 Will Launch in March With Smaller Dock

October 25, 2011 Leave a comment

There is a hap for Apple to roll out the iPad 3 in March 2012. Its is not a surprise while thinking of the company’s previous two tablets, launched recently. Yet the third-generation iPad reportedly possess the smaller dock connector feature that could cause some compatibility with other existing Apple gadgets.

Macotakara claimed according to a “reliable Asian source” that Apple is rushing in the mission of producing iPad 3. The company wants the wholesome device to be ready by the end of January, but the production of iPad 3 will be interrupted by the Chinese New Year holidays,which is from January 22 to 28, slightly earlier than usual.

Macotakara says that the iPad 3 will be having the same number of pins as like the current generation iPad except that this third generation iPad will be smaller in size. This may create problems in connection as the current, larger connector  of other Apple products may not match this iPad. But the size of screen is same as that of iPad 2, but it could not say whether or not the device would get upgraded to a retina display.

There are apparent evidence that Apple is ready to kick off production on the iPad 3. All Things D reported last week that evidence in supply chains like increased iPad orders, imply that the rumored device is headed into production. It is guessed that the device may appear sometime in March. The iPad 2 was launched on 11, March 2011.

Much more rumors hang around about iPad 3. It is said that iPad 3 will be lighter and thinner. But the price of the iPad cannot be guessed, especially now Amazon has announced Kindle Fire tablet at  $199, it is widely specualted that the 7-inch table will be the first device to outrun the iPad for its money.

That said, according to Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White, Apple will debut a cheaper iPad in addition to the iPad 3 in order to keep a competitive edge.

Apple, of course, refused to pass comment on the rumors.

Source: pcmag

Apple changes up iPad 2 Smart Covers

October 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Apple has not only made update to the MacBook Pro line, but also in iPad Cover. Yes, iPad Smart Cover product section is changed on the Apple Store at present. The Smart Cover is Apple’s Magnetic flap/stand accessory. This Smart Cover acts as a protector for the iPad 2’s display.

Few changes were made on Monday to the Smart cover listings. Among them the most significant updates are that the company has dropped the orange Smart Cover entirely from its offerings, and replaced it with a dark gray color of choice. Both the orange and the new dark gray version are polyurethane Smart Covers. These polyurethane Smart Covers are not more expensive Italian leather variety.

The polyurethane Smart Covers now also feature color-matched microfiber linings for each color option, including light gray, blue, green, pink and the new dark gray designs. Earlier, the  color-matched interiors were limited to the leather Smart Covers.

On Apple’s main iPad site, the orange version still seems to be as mentioned above, the polyurethane versions still all have the same gray microfiber lining, and the dark gray cover hasn’t yet been added, but the dark gray cover is listed as “In Stock” and ready to ship on Apple’s online store.

Source: gigaom