Apple just sent out invites to what, with our Holmesian deduction skills, we can safely say will be an event announcing the next iPad. It'll be held on March 7th in Apple's favorite announcement spot, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and of course we will be breathlessly reporting the details of the gadget that will inspire us to throw our current iPads out of the 9th-floor windows of our office in disgust.
The rumor mill is already pretty well churning with the possibilities of the new tablet. Given the phrase on the invite, "We have something you really have to see," most outlets are assuming the iPad will see a bump in screen resolution, which would be welcome. Our friends at Gizmodo performed an exhaustively detailed reenactment of the photo in the invite, analyzing the position of the raindrops and icon spacings (!), and deduced that it is likely that the screen resolution is higher. Even odder, they make a fairly convincing argument that Apple is eliminating the home button in place of some kind of touch button.
Other rumors: a faster A6 chip (the current iPad has an A5), possible 4G LTE antenna (the iPad has a big enough battery that it could cope with the strain of that network), improved cameras, and the addition of Siri. We'll let you know how many of these come true on March 7th.
crapple is a joke. When I go into my browser and type youtube.com I want youtube.com not m.youtube.com. I want the FULL PC experience plus the benefits of mobility.
crapple makes me laugh. Crapple fans are brand loyal and thats understandable. It works its good quality hardware and software. The only reason they are loyal is because they don't try other things...
they just double the pixel count every year and say voila new device.. screw them
Playbook with the new os beats it. Asus prime beats it.
Apple has nowhere left to go but down and I cannot wait to see the carnage.
I also cannot wait to see the lineups at the apple store so that I can give them a piece of my mind
All of those things sound like what consumers WANT, so by Apple logic they will probably give you 1 or 2 of them on the new iPad.
Of course they'll save the remaining features to be released on the iPad 4 after they suck out 2 years of revenue off their minor upgrades.
If you don't like Apple or their products, then don't buy them and enjoy your Android tablets instead, or stick with your laptop PC if you don't even like tablets, but just stop frakking whining about it!
I bought an original iPad, and still use it. I have a Samsung and rarely use it. When the iPad 3 comes out, I'll likely buy it. I don't give a frak about brand, but Apple does make a better product, and the apps made for it are better. Even the same apps function better on the iPad than on Android, in my experience.
I'm not knocking Android, I like the fact that there is competition in a market which Apple practically created. Competition breeds innovation, and keeps prices down. (The iPad 3 would probably start at $1000 otherwise.) There are a few features I do like in Android, but to whine that Apple sales are inflated because of "loyal Apple fans" is just childish nonsense. They have sold over 55 million iPads and control 62% of the tablet market. There are not that many "loyal Apple fans" in the world. They are just consumers who bought the product they prefer.
I would have to disagree with you, crapple and Apoca-Risk. Apple has a genius strategy to its marketing and thats why they are the richest company in the world. crapple, Apple doesn't call it a new device when they upgrade, they do just that, they upgrade. I am a Mac fan and I have tried Windows and Blackberry and didn't like either, particularly Windows, I found the software useless and the graphics boring. The marketing strategy that they use is genius because it ensures them a market for years to come, if they put every bit of tech they had into production right away they would have nothing left to work with and would go under in a hurry. As far as I see it Apple has nowhere to go but up, and thats where they're going right now.
Ah the Apple vrs Microsoft and other debate.
I totally agree with crapple. Good products but there are other things in this world. I hate it when people think every tablet is an ipad... NO there are other things in this world other than stupid apple products!!
the biggest insult was when they released the 4s. How can you release a device that does not support the highest network speeds available. If this iPad is not 4g LTE i will be dismayed and will double my anti apple propaganda
If you want the full pc experience on the to by a MacBook Air other wise don't talk down possibly one of the greatest innovations of our time. Apple makes quality products that other companies(Microsoft, Amazon) just cannot keep up with. To get a true feeling do as I did by an IPad 2 and sit back in awe at is perfection.
*If you want the full PC experience then buy a MacBook Air
screw microsoft (mobile division) also
Everything they did after the HTC Touch Pro sucks
Bring back the stylus and the start menu please
spencer, I do own the crapple 2 unfortunately. I paid top pricing for a limited device. It's easy to be perfect when you limit usability. It's hard to be perfect when you increase compatibility, if you get higher end android devices then your experience will flow. Please dont purchase lower end android(crapdroid) devices
I have had the HTC desire HD and I loved it. I now own the Samsung Galaxy Note...yup the phablet. I love every miligram of it.
oh and guess what, rooting the device, flashing a new rom is soo easy..plus it does not void the warranty... 1, 2, 3 easy as abc
You guys who accuse us of being defensive when you come and attack us over articles on products we like. Sounds like someone has an unfulfilled life. I personally have never trolled android articles on any website. I defend a company that is ethical, and is merely using the principals of the free market to charge more for a product that is the first successful product of its type and for the company name that is synonymous with quality and reliability. We are no more defensive than the troll haters who love to stomachache about how their stuff is better, which it is for you, just don't force your views on the rest of us. I am just as defensive as the rest of you when you attack me for my views, get a life, a job or a hobby, but keep your trolling to yourself.
The dispute over Apple will soon be as old as Religion vs Science. I hope to never think about arguing them ever again. I like what you like and no one can convince you other wise. Not just Apple but many products do the same crap. Cell phones, tablets, car builders etc.
They add a new front end, ad some pixels, make it slightly thiner or some dumbe feature that for no reason the older version couldn't do. This is on puprose people.
Apple for instance, Sells the Iphone and only to one service provider. Customers buy it and find theres alot of reasons why it is not worth th erediculouse cost. They wont admit that they were idiots so they actually promote it. Then the new one comes out in 6 months to a year.
Oh my god, it does one thing extra so they have to get it. Oh but the contract is two years so they will have to pay full price if they want it. And they do cuz there STUPID.
Again, more defects or shortcommings like crappy data plans. Booh hooo, all this power and no bandwidth or connection and severe charges for using the phone for data.
So then Apple conveniently now offers there cell phones to another Cell service provider and the still loyal tards wont admit they have fallen twice for the same crap but they oh so want their mighty phone to have cheaper data plans so they switch to say Verizon. Awww but verizon doesnt flash phones so now they have to buy a third phone at full cost. Then Verizon goes and gets rid of their unlimited DATA plans.
Still, Apple loyal customer/idiots keep going back for more.
Now i know it seems like im picking on Apple. I am, because there business practices treat there loyal as well as new customers like crap. Therere products are not that bad and I like both windows OS and Apple. The hardware with MAC is great but the business practices is $hit. Sorry but you know its true. They deny they get viruses when I have witnessed it first hand.
They arent the only ones. Car companies do this every year as well. Selling the same car with one new feature. There was a Ford or dodge commercial were the selling point was that it had a new front end.
Its like they know the customers are idiots. So much so they just don't even try to lie anymore.
Heres some advice. Don't replace something like a laptop or computer or a car unless it is reasonable to do so. My 8 year old custom built Windows OS PC has had no problems and has been easily upgraded little by little at minimal cost. It does exactly what I need it to. When the time comes, i will build a new one. Yes these companies take advantage but we as customers make it so darned easy. So in a way i cant stay mad at them. It all our fault. im pointing at you filthy people lol:D
That is called the free market and technological advances. Imagine, if we were inundated with all of the technological advances at one time, we would end up on a plateau of technology that was not being improved upon and that would still not last reliable for more than a few years. You cannot flood the market without messing up supply and demand. the free market principal is you cannot buy any good you don't want. You might think you don't want the textbook, but you pay for it to avoid the consequences of not having it. You can troll about the problems of the companies fully using the free market while you text on your cellphone and surf on your laptop, both of which, no matter what you say, you wanted to buy. Try taking an economics course, or comment on a different article.
Yes Jesus is real and yes science can prove that who needs Jesus. Since I don't care what other people rely on everyday to exist. I don't complain, and at the end of the day I'll buy what I want, when I want, and because I want to.
Regardless of any of you.
Whether it be an iPad 2 or a Transformer with a Tegra 3 in it. What you buy is up to you, no one cares, or should they be ashamed to have done so. Every product has it's positives and negatives. Ask both Apple and Windows and Android where they would be without Linux to copy and expand from. I'm not saying it's wrong or that Linux is better. I'm just saying that it's not right to say BK is better then MacDonald's I'm just saying one has better tasting fries then the other while one has better hamburgers.
When I want fries I buy at one when I want burger I go to the other. End of story. Again do what you want. It's your life and no one should pretend to live it for you by influencing over you!
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Apple's suck the soul from the user.
Only complain is the cost of hardware, the OS is nice. That's why I hack my devices to run their OS. :D
Currently I'm on a MacPro 5.1.
$700 components, 30$ snow leopard.($3,000 if from apple) :D
can't afford ipad?
$150 chinese knockoff + ipad ISO.
Downgrade the resolution settings, but that's a small price to pay.
If you are smart, you don't have to pay Apple for overpriced hardware, especially since they are using the EXACT SAME HARDWARE as everyone else. :D
@crapple Your issue with the iPad is how youtube.com displays? That doesn't make any sense. The iPad browser is just displaying the content the way google (youtube) requested.
Youtube is detecting the browser's user-agent and is redirect iPad users to it's mobile site.
Don't be a hater. You are perfectly free to choose a different platform. I hope blackberry and Google continue to improve their offering. When manufacturers strive for innovation, everyone wins.