• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • Meet "The new iPad", Details Inside



    Rumors be gone, the new iPad is here. Albeit, without an official name yet. Seriously, it's called "The new iPad." *facepalm* It appears Apple is dropping the numerical naming system from the iPad line and will adopt an iMac and MacBook like naming system with each subsequent release simply going by "iPad." All of that naming hoopla has been cleared up. Which is still incredibly confusing, because Apple is still selling the iPad 2, which when positioned right next to the new "iPad" looks like the superior device to the average person.

    Display

    The device features the rumored Retina Display with 264 pixels per inch for a total resolution of 2048 x 1536. Pixels become indistinguishable when held 15 inches from the user. Apple expected users to hold the was expected to be held at 10 inches from the user.

    Processor and Camera

    All of this is powered by an A5X dual-core cpu and quad-core graphics processor. According to Apple the A5X is four times faster than the Tegra 3. The new iPad also sports an improved iSight camera, with a 5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor for the rear camera, with a 5-element lens, hybrid IR filter, auto-exposure, and auto-focus and Apple designed ISP. So, it’s essentially the same setup as the iPhone 4S minus the 8 megapixel rear camera. The camera has 1080p video recording as well, with video stabilization, and temporal noise reduction.

    Limited Siri Functionality

    The new iPad is Siri capable as well, kind of. It is only capable of voice dictation and comes with support for US English, British, Australian, French, German and Japanese. Expect the jailbreak community to change this in the coming weeks and months.

    4G LTE Capable

    But, the big announcement, it has 4G LTE capability. Performance is amazing with 21Mbps HSPA+, DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, and LTE rounding out the top with speeds of 73Mbps. Whether or not you get these speeds in the real world depends on your location and the crapiness of your network. The device is 3G world ready and Tim Stevens is claiming that the device has “the most bands ever.”

    Battery Life

    The iPad will sport 10 hours of battery life on 3G and 9 hours on 4G (so much for a big dip there). With all that new tech crammed inside the new iPad is 9.4mm thin, and 1.4lbs. Slightly heavier, but barely noticeable.

    Price and Avalability

    The new iPad will maintain the same price points for the current Wi-Fi models and the 3G/4G capable models will adopt the tradition 3G pricing of before. Apple is launching the device simultaneously in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan on March 16th. Also, the iPad 2 will continue to be around and drop by $100 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, the only model that will presumably be available after current stock sells through.

    Apple and company showed off an incredible amount of games, inviting Epic Studios on stage, amongst others, to show off the increased graphics power of the new iPad.Apple’s Tim Stevens claims the new iPad has more screen resolution and memory than both the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3. Guess the PSP Vita just got served.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New iPad is Here, Still Waiting for Them to Name It, In the Meantime Here is What's New started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 103 Comments
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      $829 for 64gb wifi+4G is expensive.....not to mention the 4G data costs...
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      I got one! Yay! My order finally went thru... Took 2 hours and countless page refreshes but i got one!
    1. xNEOxGENESISx's Avatar
      xNEOxGENESISx -
      Apple says it's revolutionary!! and new!! but honestly, there's already been LTE technology for over a year, there are tons of phone that have better camera specs, and already had retina technology (all they did is make it size bigger) . There's nothing really new here. AT LEAST, they could of put Siri in the new iPad. why just voice diction? seriously, wtf.

      It's obvious that since iPhone4S, Apple's less interested in the 'innovation' aspect, and definitely putting full force for maximum profit (business). obviously they're target are not the current iPad users, but those who don't have one, so apple can convert more people to their Apple'ism' (the whole thing with the naming "New iPad":face palm: is totally marketing strategy toward non-iPad owners). For those who actually understand the trend for technology and what kind of new innovations are being produced...apple's defiantly not living up to those technological advancement cuz it's all about business, maximum profit. hah. ridiculous. Apple gets away with such little hardware improvements because no one can compete apple against the app store.

      If you've never owned an iPad, yeah what a awesome product, but for me, would I buy it?
      maybe. only so that I have a better design portfolio presentation (with the retina display),
      other than that...meh, iPad2 is still good enough.
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      Quote Originally Posted by redzombi2k View Post
      Worst name ever
      Really, people? 10 years from now, you want to be holding the iPad 47? Why not just the iPad, much as MacBook Airs are just called MacBook Airs?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      No we don't. A GSM phone has to have two active radios because there is no consumer LTE network yet carrying voice calls. That means that, even if there is an integrated 3G/4G LTE chip, it will have to have two radios on at all times to use LTE. Because the iPad is not a phone, it doesn;t need to keep the GSM radio active for voice.

      Also, CDMA networks boasted LTE need to have a second radio at all times for obvious reasons.

      Who cares what it has to have?? Just because it doesn't have it now doesn't mean it can't have it in the future....
      The new iPad has 4G LTE...the iPad! Of course the next iPhone is going to get it, it's a freaking phone!


      Quote Originally Posted by xNEOxGENESISx View Post
      Apple says it's revolutionary!! and new!! but honestly, there's already been LTE technology for over a year, there are tons of phone that have better camera specs, and already had retina technology (all they did is make it size bigger) . There's nothing really new here. AT LEAST, they could of put Siri in the new iPad. why just voice diction? seriously, wtf.

      It's obvious that since iPhone4S, Apple's less interested in the 'innovation' aspect, and definitely putting full force for maximum profit (business). obviously they're target are not the current iPad users, but those who don't have one, so apple can convert more people to their Apple'ism' (the whole thing with the naming "New iPad":face palm: is totally marketing strategy toward non-iPad owners). For those who actually understand the trend for technology and what kind of new innovations are being produced...apple's defiantly not living up to those technological advancement cuz it's all about business, maximum profit. hah. ridiculous. Apple gets away with such little hardware improvements because no one can compete apple against the app store.

      If you've never owned an iPad, yeah what a awesome product, but for me, would I buy it?
      maybe. only so that I have a better design portfolio presentation (with the retina display),
      other than that...meh, iPad2 is still good enough.
      So then stick with the iPad 2....the rest of us will enjoy the upgrades that the new iPad has to offer. You can enjoy less why we enjoy more
    1. revblaze's Avatar
      revblaze -
      The iMac naming system is possibly one of the stupidest things I've ever seen when it comes to professional promoting. Ever since Tim Cook came into power, everything started becoming less organized and less exciting. I mean if anybody actually watched the keynot stream, they'll realize that everything feels kinda rushed through and not well planned out. Real shame, now we can truly see what kind of magic Steve Jobs had to offer the tech world!

      Really hope Apple starts heading to a higher point soon.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Want
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by xNEOxGENESISx View Post
      Apple says it's revolutionary!! and new!! but honestly, there's already been LTE technology for over a year, there are tons of phone that have better camera specs, and already had retina technology (all they did is make it size bigger) . There's nothing really new here. AT LEAST, they could of put Siri in the new iPad. why just voice diction? seriously, wtf.

      It's obvious that since iPhone4S, Apple's less interested in the 'innovation' aspect, and definitely putting full force for maximum profit (business). obviously they're target are not the current iPad users, but those who don't have one, so apple can convert more people to their Apple'ism' (the whole thing with the naming "New iPad":face palm: is totally marketing strategy toward non-iPad owners). For those who actually understand the trend for technology and what kind of new innovations are being produced...apple's defiantly not living up to those technological advancement cuz it's all about business, maximum profit. hah. ridiculous. Apple gets away with such little hardware improvements because no one can compete apple against the app store.

      If you've never owned an iPad, yeah what a awesome product, but for me, would I buy it?
      maybe. only so that I have a better design portfolio presentation (with the retina display),
      other than that...meh, iPad2 is still good enough.
      wow seriously how much more ignorant of a person could you be? Everything in this new ipad is updated. Why did you even buy an ipad in the first place, sense there "a ton of phones that have better camera specs, and already have retina technology".. Im curious what other device boasts retina technology?

      Im sorry that the iphone 4s and new iPad dont come with a different look for you to be fascinated.

      "such little hardware improvements" so lets see here iphone 4 was a single core processor and the 4s is a dual core processor with 7x better graphics. Now the ipad 2 boasts a quad core gpu to make graphics that much better and handle a resolution that is 4x better than its predecessor.

      BTW apple didnt invent LTE and never claimed to so why are you complaining about the new ipad feature being LTE when the last didnt have it??

      smh !!!!!
    1. qbnucca's Avatar
      qbnucca -
      Since it will have hspa+ does that mean I can use Tmobile on it?
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Until it can be jailbroken, its completely useless, locked down by Apple telling what and how to use the product YOU paid for. Lack of usb ports or expansion shows how closed minded Apple really is.
    1. xNEOxGENESISx's Avatar
      xNEOxGENESISx -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      wow seriously how much more ignorant of a person could you be? Everything in this new ipad is updated. Why did you even buy an ipad in the first place, sense there "a ton of phones that have better camera specs, and already have retina technology".. Im curious what other device boasts retina technology?

      Im sorry that the iphone 4s and new iPad dont come with a different look for you to be fascinated.

      "such little hardware improvements" so lets see here iphone 4 was a single core processor and the 4s is a dual core processor with 7x better graphics. Now the ipad 2 boasts a quad core gpu to make graphics that much better and handle a resolution that is 4x better than its predecessor.

      BTW apple didnt invent LTE and never claimed to so why are you complaining about the new ipad feature being LTE when the last didnt have it??

      smh !!!!!
      ignorat? oh please.

      I never said that other phones have retina display. I said there are other phones that have better camera specs, and that Apple already had retina display developed. I was commenting on the fact apple's saying these things are "Revolutionary" and "New" but it's clearly not. Yes, upgraded, but nothing new here.

      My second paragraph was making a point that apple is not as interested with innovation. By this I'm not saying Apple hasn't done anything to implement things new or upgrade. I'm just stating, from my observation, that their motive is focused on the business aspect. Get it?

      Apple didn't invent LTE. Where in my post did I ever mention that? LOL. once again, I was trying to make a point that the whole LTE isn't neither revolutionary or a new technology. Yeah, maybe it is so for America, but many other countries have already been implementing LTE technology since last year. I congratulate Apple to finally make a move to use LTE in their iProducts. But yet again, this technology is not revolutionary or new.

      Why did I buy iPad in the first place?
      Why you want to know? Why can't I buy an iPad? LoL. Well since you're asking I'll let you know. I bought one to replace my old iPhone, and to use it as my main portable device (instead of my laptop) and for e-book reading, and e-mailing, gaming, portfolio, web browsing, weather checking, and many many more reasons to why I chose to buy and iPad... I think I make a very good use out of my iPad. I hope you don't have a problem with that? LOL.

      My final comment wasn't saying that the new iPad is bad. At least for me, I don't see the need to upgrade from iPad2 to the new iPad, except for the Retina display maybe a reason why I might consider one. I said, iPad2 is good enough.

      An Ignorant person is who just jumps to conclusion and start judging others before they fully understand what the other is trying to say. For example:

      So then stick with the iPad 2....the rest of us will enjoy the upgrades that the new iPad has to offer. You can enjoy less why we enjoy more
      This person is already making a judgement that I will enjoy less than him just because I choose not to upgrade. How could he be making that judgement about me 'enjoying less' if he doesn't even know what I enjoy in life. Clearly this person wouldn't know what I do to 'enjoy' my life. His comment may reflect his ignorance as he's trying to compare that he's going to enjoy more just because he have purchased some new device.


      Why you so mad about someone's personal opinion about a new product? LoL. Did I hurt your feelings that bad? haha
    1. imperialto's Avatar
      imperialto -
      question is, what will i need 4g lte for on an ipad
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xNEOxGENESISx View Post
      Why you so mad about someone's personal opinion about a new product? LoL. Did I hurt your feelings that bad? haha
      You never worship Apple in any post you made, that's why you got all the fan boys upset. I agree with you, nothing about this ipad is worthy to upgrade from an ipad2....which i wouldn't buy in the 1st place. I'll buy an ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 when it get's release. As far as enjoying the "upgrades" the new ipad has, there's hardly that much of an upgrade. But hey, people can buy whatever they want even if it's only a slight upgrade from the previous model.
    1. xNEOxGENESISx's Avatar
      xNEOxGENESISx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      You never worship Apple in any post you made, that's why you got all the fan boys upset. I agree with you, nothing about this ipad is worthy to upgrade from an ipad2....which i wouldn't buy in the 1st place. I'll buy an ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 when it get's release. As far as enjoying the "upgrades" the new ipad has, there's hardly that much of an upgrade. But hey, people can buy whatever they want even if it's only a slight upgrade from the previous model.
      LoL. u serious? thats why?
      okay then,

      Praise Apple

      there we go. lol. problem fixed.

      BTW, I'm straight up for apple products, I think they make great stuff (for the most part) and I own many of them myself. Thats why I said iPad2 was good enough for me to satisfy my current need that I don't need the new iPad to make me happy nor take care of my needs. LoL.
    1. p1mpdog1's Avatar
      p1mpdog1 -
      no thanks, I will jump on one once they jailbreak it..... till then iPad 2 works for me
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by xNEOxGENESISx View Post
      ignorat? oh please.

      I never said that other phones have retina display. I said there are other phones that have better camera specs, and that Apple already had retina display developed. I was commenting on the fact apple's saying these things are "Revolutionary" and "New" but it's clearly not. Yes, upgraded, but nothing new here.

      My second paragraph was making a point that apple is not as interested with innovation. By this I'm not saying Apple hasn't done anything to implement things new or upgrade. I'm just stating, from my observation, that their motive is focused on the business aspect. Get it?

      Apple didn't invent LTE. Where in my post did I ever mention that? LOL. once again, I was trying to make a point that the whole LTE isn't neither revolutionary or a new technology. Yeah, maybe it is so for America, but many other countries have already been implementing LTE technology since last year. I congratulate Apple to finally make a move to use LTE in their iProducts. But yet again, this technology is not revolutionary or new.

      Why did I buy iPad in the first place?
      Why you want to know? Why can't I buy an iPad? LoL. Well since you're asking I'll let you know. I bought one to replace my old iPhone, and to use it as my main portable device (instead of my laptop) and for e-book reading, and e-mailing, gaming, portfolio, web browsing, weather checking, and many many more reasons to why I chose to buy and iPad... I think I make a very good use out of my iPad. I hope you don't have a problem with that? LOL.

      My final comment wasn't saying that the new iPad is bad. At least for me, I don't see the need to upgrade from iPad2 to the new iPad, except for the Retina display maybe a reason why I might consider one. I said, iPad2 is good enough.

      An Ignorant person is who just jumps to conclusion and start judging others before they fully understand what the other is trying to say. For example:



      This person is already making a judgement that I will enjoy less than him just because I choose not to upgrade. How could he be making that judgement about me 'enjoying less' if he doesn't even know what I enjoy in life. Clearly this person wouldn't know what I do to 'enjoy' my life. His comment may reflect his ignorance as he's trying to compare that he's going to enjoy more just because he have purchased some new device.


      Why you so mad about someone's personal opinion about a new product? LoL. Did I hurt your feelings that bad? haha
      the iPad it self is revolutionary. What is the most ignorant about your post is comparing an iPhone to an iPad. You rant on about how the iPad is no differnt than the iphone (just bigger) then yet you purchased one.. and this is a quote from your statement "Apple says it's revolutionary!! and new!! but honestly, there's already been LTE technology for over a year, there are tons of phone that have better camera specs, and already had retina technology (all they did is make it size bigger) "

      so lets take a look.. you first state that nothing is revolutionary because LTE technology has been out for over a year. i was simply stating i saw nothing where apple was saying that this device is revolutionary because it has LTE. They were simply adding LTE to there device.

      Secondly you clearly stated that "there are tons of phone that have better camera specs, and already had retina technology " this statement is you saying there are tons of phones that have a better camera, and already have retina dechnology" besides the fact that this is an iPad and not an iphone, so not sure what point you were making here. The iPad is a tablet not a phone, reguardless of what other phones are out there and what they have, there is no tablet with a retina display.

      Hell you cant even fit a damn ipad in your pocket, so why your comparing this to a phone blows me away.

      So if LTE has been out for a year, and the ipad has been out over a year, then tell me exactly how would they have implemented LTE in there older devices??

      enjoy your iPad 2, but serously not recognize how different and better there new already revolutionary iPad is then yes you are ignorant. Just because you dont see the point in upgrading your iPad 2, doesnt make the product any less better, just means your confortable with what you have.
    1. lamhungphuoc's Avatar
      lamhungphuoc -
      This year is "The New iPad", i think next year will be "The Newer iPad," the following will be "The Newest iPad," and what's next?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xNEOxGENESISx View Post
      ignorat? oh please.

      I never said that other phones have retina display. I said there are other phones that have better camera specs, and that Apple already had retina display developed. I was commenting on the fact apple's saying these things are "Revolutionary" and "New" but it's clearly not. Yes, upgraded, but nothing new here.

      My second paragraph was making a point that apple is not as interested with innovation. By this I'm not saying Apple hasn't done anything to implement things new or upgrade. I'm just stating, from my observation, that their motive is focused on the business aspect. Get it?

      Apple didn't invent LTE. Where in my post did I ever mention that? LOL. once again, I was trying to make a point that the whole LTE isn't neither revolutionary or a new technology. Yeah, maybe it is so for America, but many other countries have already been implementing LTE technology since last year. I congratulate Apple to finally make a move to use LTE in their iProducts. But yet again, this technology is not revolutionary or new.

      Why did I buy iPad in the first place?
      Why you want to know? Why can't I buy an iPad? LoL. Well since you're asking I'll let you know. I bought one to replace my old iPhone, and to use it as my main portable device (instead of my laptop) and for e-book reading, and e-mailing, gaming, portfolio, web browsing, weather checking, and many many more reasons to why I chose to buy and iPad... I think I make a very good use out of my iPad. I hope you don't have a problem with that? LOL.

      My final comment wasn't saying that the new iPad is bad. At least for me, I don't see the need to upgrade from iPad2 to the new iPad, except for the Retina display maybe a reason why I might consider one. I said, iPad2 is good enough.

      An Ignorant person is who just jumps to conclusion and start judging others before they fully understand what the other is trying to say. For example:



      This person is already making a judgement that I will enjoy less than him just because I choose not to upgrade. How could he be making that judgement about me 'enjoying less' if he doesn't even know what I enjoy in life. Clearly this person wouldn't know what I do to 'enjoy' my life. His comment may reflect his ignorance as he's trying to compare that he's going to enjoy more just because he have purchased some new device.


      Why you so mad about someone's personal opinion about a new product? LoL. Did I hurt your feelings that bad? haha

      Where in my post did I get mad about your personal opinion or even mention it?


      Lol! Actually you didn't hurt my feelings at all, you made me laugh! My whole post was about the iPad in case you didn't catch that the first time....meaning you stick to the iPad 2 like you said and the rest of us who get the new iPad will enjoy the new features! I could care less what you actually enjoy in life haha! We're talking about the iPad right now Don't look too deep into all of this
    1. xNEOxGENESISx's Avatar
      xNEOxGENESISx -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      the iPad it self is revolutionary. What is the most ignorant about your post is comparing an iPhone to an iPad. You rant on about how the iPad is no differnt than the iphone (just bigger) then yet you purchased one.. and this is a quote from your statement "Apple says it's revolutionary!! and new!! but honestly, there's already been LTE technology for over a year, there are tons of phone that have better camera specs, and already had retina technology (all they did is make it size bigger) "

      so lets take a look.. you first state that nothing is revolutionary because LTE technology has been out for over a year. i was simply stating i saw nothing where apple was saying that this device is revolutionary because it has LTE. They were simply adding LTE to there device.

      Secondly you clearly stated that "there are tons of phone that have better camera specs, and already had retina technology " this statement is you saying there are tons of phones that have a better camera, and already have retina dechnology" besides the fact that this is an iPad and not an iphone, so not sure what point you were making here. The iPad is a tablet not a phone, reguardless of what other phones are out there and what they have, there is no tablet with a retina display.

      Hell you cant even fit a damn ipad in your pocket, so why your comparing this to a phone blows me away.

      So if LTE has been out for a year, and the ipad has been out over a year, then tell me exactly how would they have implemented LTE in there older devices??

      enjoy your iPad 2, but serously not recognize how different and better there new already revolutionary iPad is then yes you are ignorant. Just because you dont see the point in upgrading your iPad 2, doesnt make the product any less better, just means your confortable with what you have.
      *sigh*

      you're funny,
      all you're doing is making your self look like a fool,
      so good luck trying to sound so smart. LoL
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      Until it can be jailbroken, its completely useless, locked down by Apple telling what and how to use the product YOU paid for. Lack of usb ports or expansion shows how closed minded Apple really is.
      What? I've never jail broken my iPad 2 and I use it all the time. The iPad is only as useful and creative as its user.

      As far as ports go, get used to it. There's plenty of alternative ways of getting whatever you want on and off the iPad.