Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Apple iPad Event 7 March 2012 - Lets see how I did

Apple will announce a next gen iPad - TRUE
  • Not sure if they will go with iPad 3 or iPad HD - FALSE
    • Seems they were not sure either its just called "The New iPad"
  • It will have a retina display - TRUE
    • 2,048 by 1,536 or 3.1 million pixels
  • It will have better camera's - TRUE
    • 8MP at the back, 3MP in the front - FALSE 5MP, didn't mention the front
  • It will have Siri - FALSE
    • But it does get voice dictation
  • Not sure about LTE or 4G
    • Gets 4G LTE for US and Canada
  • It will have a faster processor (CPU) - TRUE
    • A5X Chip said to be 4 times faster
  • It will have faster/better graphics processing (GPU) - TRUE
    • Now has a Quad Core GPU

Apple will announce an update to iOS - TRUE
  • iOS 5.1 available today

Apple will update the Apple TV - TRUE
  • Apple TV will be updated with new hardware - TRUE
    • Overall package will remain the same - TRUE
    • Dual core A5 chip - They didn't say
    • 1080p Video output - TRUE
    • iOS 5 in line with the rest of the devices - There is an update not sure of the version
    • Would love to see an Apple TV app store, but that's unlikely - TRUE

 Apple will announce something new - TRUE
  • There is a lot of speculation on this one, my money is on a 7" touch device. - FALSE
    • I suspect this will be a new iPod Touch
    • This will remove a link to it being a "small iPad" and having to call it iPad Mini or something
    • This will breath some new life into the iPod Touch.
    • It would probably be WiFi only.
  • Announced iPhoto for iPad
    • Looks very nice
    • Only works on "New iPad" - UPDATE - Downloaded on iPad2 works fine
    • Will work on iPad 2 and iPad "3", iPhone 4 and 4S. Requires iOS 5.1
 Didn't do to badly I thought

My feelings on this are, if you have the bucks, then upgrading from your iPad 2 will give you an awesome screen and better performance. There is not a massive difference between iPad 2 and iPad 3.

If you are considering a tablet for the first time, the iPad 3 will have the best screen experience., nothing else compares at the moment. But you will pay for that.

I will be keeping my iPad 2 for now, unless I get some bucks to blow, because I would love the iPad 3. Oh and by the way, the price stays the same.

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