News tagged ‘iPad HD’
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A hacker and iPhone jailbreaker known as "Chronic" suggests that Apple will increase the RAM in its upcoming iPad model. Leaked debug photos purportedly from Apple's third-generation iPad show that the device will sport 1GB of RAM, double the amount of its predecessor iPad 2 that carries 512MB of RAM, the same amount as the iPhone 4.
Leaked debug photos allegedly of Apple's next iPad that surfaced last month showed a line of code that read "vm_page_bootstrap: 244276 free pages and 8396 wired pages." By multiplying the number of free pages by the size of a page (4,096 bytes), the developer deduced that the device would have 1GB of RAM.
9to5mac reported that they have received information from Apple Store source (who has been reliable in the past) that preparations are being made for a big Apple Store event which will culminate on Friday, March 16th. This points to an iPad 3 (or maybe we should say iPad HD) launch on Friday March 16, just nine days after tomorrow's announcement.
Citing inside information from a developer who has previously provided "reliable information" on upcoming Apple products, CNET claims that this time Apple would step away from its usual numerical naming and give the third-generation iPad the moniker 'iPad HD' to highlight the most prominent and talked-about feature of the upcoming tablet: a high resolution "Retina Display" that has reportedly been pictured and even put under the lens of a microscope in hopes of confirming a higher pixel count than existing iPad models.
VentureBeat also report that Apple will depart from the traditional scheme of naming and use the "HD" title as a proof that the tablet will not ship with a new A6 processor but will instead be equipped with a modified A5 chip.
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There were rumors that iPad 3 will cost $70-80 more than iPad 2. Now we have different rumors - 9to5Mac has heard from a reliable source that Apple will keep iPad 3 pricing the same as previous iPads:
We've gotten word that iPad pricing is going to be the same across the board as the current iPad 2 models which should be no big surprise given Apple's history – they rarely raise prices. Even better, some countries with currencies doing better than the US dollar should expect to see marginal drops in prices.
They have managed to get Model Numbers for iPad 3:
Last week Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo published photos of what was claimed to be the front glass and digitizer assembly for the iPad 3. These parts are almost similar to the iPad 2 ones. But there are some minor differences in the ribbon cable that is attached to the component.
On Tuesday Apple sent out official invitations for the iPad 3 media event which indeed will be held next Wednesday, March 7, in San Francisco. In fact, the invitation itself could even be a picture of the new iPad display. The image does show a very crisp iPad screen that could be a higher resolution than the current iPad 2.
The March 7 event will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Calif., the same place the last two iPad unveilings have been held. The invitation features a finger pushing down on an iOS calendar icon with March 7 as the date.
"We have something you really have to see. And touch," the invitation reads.
While comparison pictures of the rear shells of the iPad 3 and iPad 2 have shown that the new model has slightly increased thickness and some reports have noted that difference is about 1mm, no exact measurement had been made to quantify the exact dimensions of the new model.
iPad 3 will probably cost a bit more compared to iPad 2:
The headings are labled left to right: "Apple iPad Model", "iPad 2 US Price", "iPad 3 US Price", "iPad 3 RMB equivalent price". The final column is calculated on the exchange rate.