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Confirmed: iPad 3 Has a 2048x1536 Retina Display





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MacRumors managed to obtain the rumored iPad 3 displays, of course, these iPad 3 screens weren't directly sourced from Apple, and examined them under a microscope to determine if they are indeed an ultra-high resolution Retina displays.

Physically, the purported iPad 3 display is the same size as the current iPad 1 and iPad 2 display at 9.7" in diagonal, and looks quite similar to the naked eye.

However, when comparing the iPad 3 display to one from an iPad 2 under a microscope, the difference in resolutions becomes readily apparent, with the iPad 3 display's pixels appearing to be one-quarter the size of those on the iPad 2.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, February 20th, 2012. 14:42

Apple Ordered 65 million Retina Displays From Samsung And LG For iPad 3



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According to ChinaTimes report, Apple has ordered 65 million 2048×1536 Retina displays for iPad 3 from Samsung and LG. Reportedly both companies have already begun production. However it is unclear if this number covers orders to Sharp, which is also rumored to be manufacturing displays for coming iPad 3.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012. 16:28

Apple Working with Suppliers on 8-Inch iPad



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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple and its suppliers are working on a smaller iPad that would carry a 8-inch display.

Officials at some of Apple's suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has shown them screen designs for a new device with a screen size of around 8-inches, and said it is qualifying suppliers for it. Apple's latest tablet, the iPad 2, comes with a 9.7-inch screen. It was launched late last year.


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US Air Force may buy 18,000 Apple iPads for cargo aircraft



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According to Nextgov, the U.S. Air Force's Air Mobility Command recently put out a notice that it plans to buy as many as 18,000 of Apple's iPad for use on cargo aircraft. Such order could be the largest single federal order for the iPad 2.  The Air Mobility Command revealed on Federal Business Opportunities that it plans to buy a "minimum of 63 and a maximum of 18,000 iPad 2" units or "equal devices."

Though the iPad was the only tablet named specifically in the listing, Glen Roberts, AMC public affairs director, said the command seeks "a tablet device" but "not necessarily an iPad." The Air Force seeks proposals from tablet makers and seeks to obtain them at the lowest possible fixed price. A move to tablets, iPad or otherwise, would allow the Air Mobility Command to adopt an electronic flight publication system to save time and money, as well as boost efficiency.

First iPad was brought to the U.S. Air Force by the Federal Aviation Administration which started using Apple's touchscreen tablet as an electronic flight bag last July. Previously, commercial and charter airlines relied on cumbersome 40-pound paper manuals.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 12th, 2012. 22:11

Apple to Introduce iPad 3 in First Week of March



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Citing unnamed sources, AllThingsD reported on Thursday that Apple's so-called "iPad 3" will debut at a special event to be held the first week in March in San Francisco.

Sources say the company has chosen the first week in March to debut the successor to the iPad 2, and will do so at one of its trademark special events. The event will be held in San Francisco, presumably at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Apple’s preferred location for big announcements like these. No word yet on a street date for the iPad 3 (assuming that’s what it’s called), though my guess is retail availability will follow roughly the same schedule as that of the iPad 2: Available for purchase a week or so after the event.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, February 9th, 2012. 23:09

Photo of iPad 3 Rear Shell Suggests Minor Physical Changes, Larger Battery



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RepairLabs reports that it has managed to obtain a photo of what is claimed to be the rear shell of the iPad 3 and compared the part with the corresponding version of the iPad 2. Based on the photo, the site concluded that the iPad 3 version demonstrates a few minor changes with a narrower logic board that could make room for an expanded battery.

In a side-by-side comparison of the new component with the iPad 2 back panel, the repair site found four key differences:

  • The alleged third-generation iPad back panel has "very different" mounts for the logic board, implying that the shape of the logic board in the next iPad will also be a major change.
  • This would allow for a larger battery within the iPad 3, because the width of where the logic board sits is much smaller on the new component.
  • The component also reveals that the camera on the new iPad will be "different," though any changes from the current iPad 2 cannot be deciphered from the panel.
  • Finally, the site also declared that the LCD display will also be "different" than the current iPad 2, based on different mounting in the new back panel. Apple is rumored to utilize a new, high-resolution Retina Display for its next iPad.

The photo does not show the backside of the rear shell that would be visible on the assembled device, nor does it show an edge view that would allow for a thickness comparison to the iPad 2.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, February 9th, 2012. 16:12

Apple Stands To Benefit From U.S. Government's Push For Digital Textbooks



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The Associated Press reports that U.S. government plans to help schools and textbook publishers shift to digital textbooks during the following five years. As Apple has been in the forefront of digital textbook expansion with the release of iBooks platform, the company is likely to considerably benefit if its iPads become a primary tool in the transition to digital textbooks.


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Written by maxim

Friday, February 3rd, 2012. 2:44

Absinthe v0.4: jailbreak utility for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is updated



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The Chronic Dev-Team has released an update to its Absinthe jailbreak utility that brings support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel + PPC) and fixes several bugs.

@pimskeks announced the update:

#Absinthe 0.4 released greenpois0n.com/?p=173 - OSX 10.5 support (PPC+Intel). Re-jailbreaking not required. Changelog: pastebin.com/DdwGKstR

What's New in Absinthe v0.4:

  • Mac: added support for OSX 10.5, PPC and Intel CPU
  • added consistency check on startup to make sure required files are in place
  • Windows: fixed bug in payload generator that might cause a crash

You can download Absinthe for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from here.

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iPad 3 Event in March, An 'Unusual' Apple Event in February



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Japanese site Macotakara has issued a new report where it clarified earlier claims of an Apple event in February with the cryptic details that Apple will hold a "Strange" event in February to unveil the so-called "iPad 3" and iOS 5.1 with deeper Facebook integration and a Special Event to launch the third-generation iPad in early March.

Citing both an Asian supplier and a source in the U.S., blogger Danbo has now corrected the original claim telling that Apple will indeed hold an event in February, but it will be a "Strange" event rather than a full product launch.

One possibility is that the rumored February event could contain industry-related announcements similar to how last month's education event in New York City to mark the release of iBooks 2 and iBooks Author without showing off new hardware. "Special Event for new products will be hold in early March and will release products during March as usual," Danbo continued.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012. 16:10

Photos of Debug Software Show Alleged Details of iPad 3 with Quad-Core A6 and LTE



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BGR reports that it has managed to obtain from its source photos of what are claimed to be screenshots from Apple's iBoot development and debugging software for the bootrom showing details on an iPad 3. The photos showing references to the known "J1" and "iPad3,1" code names indicate that the next-generation tablet will indeed be using a new application processor carrying an S5L8945X identifier, presumably as part of a new A6 system-on-a-chip.

For starters, the model numbers are J1 and J2 (iPad3,1 and iPad3,2), and while DigiTimes reported this a few weeks ago, these two models are not different devices, just a single iPad available in two versions — one with Wi-Fi only and one with Wi-Fi and embedded GSM/CDMA/LTE for all carriers. Also included in the photos is, for the first time, confirmation of which processor Apple will be using in the iPad 3: an A6 processor with model number S5L8945X. For reference, the Apple A4 model was S5L8930X and the A5 is S5L8940X.


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Taiwanese Site Sued by Supplier After Leaking Claimed iPad 3 Dock Connector



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In July 2011 Taiwanese site Apple.pro published several photos of what was claimed to be the dock connector and ribbon cable for the next-generation iPad 3. Honestly, the connector didn’t provide much information about the full iPad 3 tablet. The only obvious fact was that the connector itself being white as opposed to black on the iPad 2, and it was one of the first reported leaks of iPad 3 parts. However,  Apple's suppliers seem to have taken the leak seriously. Apple.pro now reports that it has been sued by the supplier responsible for the part leaked in last year's report.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012. 23:02

Absinthe Jailbreak Utility Updated to v0.3, Released for Linux



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The Chronic Dev-Team has released an update to their Absinthe jailbreak utility for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. So users who failed to jailbreak can try with new version Absinthe 0.3. Chronic Dev-Team also released a version for Linux users.

@pimskeks announced the release over Twitter:

Linux version (x86/x86_64) of #Absinthe #A5 #jailbreak is done!

Also version 0.3 of #Absinthe #A5 #jailbreak is available for OSX and Windows. Nothing really new, so no need to re-apply :-)

#Absinthe 0.3 only has some cosmetic changes, and a potential bug fix for win32 (only really few people seem affected)

You can download Absinthe for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from here.

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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Windows) [iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 firmware. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with Absinthe.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe for Windows.

Tutorial for Mac OS version is here.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.


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iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Absinthe Jailbreak is Officially Released for Windows



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The Chronic Dev-Team has released the Windows version of its Absinthe utility to perform an untethered jailbreak of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

You can download Absinthe for Windows and Mac OS X from here.

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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Mac OS X) [iOS 5.0.1]



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UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 firmware. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with Absinthe.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 firmware using Absinthe for Mac OS X.

Tutorial for Windows version is here.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.


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