News tagged ‘Retina Display’
Recently Apple updated the iWork that adds public sharing and private upload options for iWork.com and brought some improvements to Keynote and Pages.
All iWork 9.0.5 Applications
- Adds public sharing and private upload options for iWork.com public beta.
The second generation version of the Apple iPad is expected to hit stores in April 2011, following Apple’s tradition of yearly releases. But, will the device be worth buying? What could change?
A variety of rumors stating the iPad 2 will come with a front-facing camera. In 2010, Apple introduced FaceTime. Obviously, Apple is pushing FaceTime for more and more devices. So, it would make sense if, in 2011, FaceTime moved to the iPad.
2010 has been a terrific year for Apple. Apple released the new MacBooks, new iMacs / Mac Minis and Mac Pros, the iPhone 4, the iPad. Not to mention the new & improved Apple TV, iOS 4, Retina Display on the iPod touch, the fiscal results….overall, it’s been a good year. YouTube user tszheichoi has posted a look back at all the exciting moments of Apple in 2010.
Last week we reported that the next iPad will be equipped with a gyroscope, a Retina Display and USB ports and it’s very likely will get FaceTime capabilities with a front-facing camera. Unfortunately, there is no mention of how many megapixels the cameras might be. So, resent rumor claims that Apple already selected the camera lens maker for the iPad 2. As expected, such suppler might be the Taiwanese company called Largan Precision. Largan reportedly supplies 5-megapixel lenses for the iPhone 4. It’s also unknown whether the company was selected to ship a VGA front-facing camera, a higher resolution rear one or both.
The Chinese Economy Daily News reports that the Apple's next generation iPad will add 5 distinct new features, including:
- Video phone
- Better mobility
- USB port
- New display technology
- 3-axis gyroscope
Apple updated their iTunes Connect Mobile application which allows iOS developers to check their Apple developer account and see detailed information about the apps which are currently on sale in the App Store. The latest 1.1 update includes support for the iPad, graphics for the iPhone 4 and 4th-generation iPod touch Retina display and support for the viewing of iBookstore statistics for your books. This is the same application which Mac App Store developers will use to track their apps. The app is free.
Apple updated its MobileMe Gallery application for the iOS platform. The application was realized in January this year. Current update brings iPad computability and full support for the higher-resolution Retina displays of the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch. In June Apple already added the ability for the iPhone 4 to download higher-resolution photos, but this update extends Retina display optimization to the entire application. The update also brings support for multi-tasking and the ability for iPhone and iPad users to view friends' galleries without the need for a MobileMe subscription.
We’ve gotten some evidences proving that Apple originally planned to include HDR support for the iPhone 3GS, but dropped it. Just look at this picture, found in the iOS SDK:
This week the letemsvetemapplem.eu posted a couple of videos, which compare the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, as well as the iPhone 3GS and iPad. The iPhone 4, latest iPod touch and iPad all sport Apple's custom A4 processor, though the iPhone 4 has twice the RAM as the 256MB found in the iPod touch and iPad.
Come on, you knew this post was coming. Here we have a prototype Nokia E7 and its new 4-inch, 640x360 pixel Clear Black Display pitted again the iPhone 4's 3.5-inch 960x640 pixel Retina display. To our eyes, the iPhone 4 display has a noticeable blue warmth and wasn't as vibrant or bright as the CBD. The CBD, however, did come across a bit oversatured (just look at those red "breaking news" bars), but hey, it's AMOLED. It certainly looks just as good as the Galaxy S' Super AMOLED. We'll have to see how the polarized layer on the CBD affects sunlight viewing. More on that later. Until then, play nice dear readers.
iFixit took Apple's latest iPod touch apart to reveal its new features contained within, including the 640x960 pixel Retina Display, dual cameras, three-axis gyro and A4 processor. The iPad and iPod touch CPU includes 256MB of random access memory, or RAM, while the iPhone 4 has twice that - 512MB. "And no, there's no RAM upgrade slot," the site quipped.
CNet shows the new iPod Touch 4th generation and compares it with other iPod Touches and iPhones.
The good: The fourth generation of Apple's iPod Touch offers nothing but improvements, including an HD camcorder, front-facing camera, integrated microphone, FaceTime video calling, Retina Display, gyroscope sensor, and a slimmer, lighter design.
The bad: Photo quality doesn't hold up to the iPhone 4's; there's no GPS, and no option for 3G data service.
The bottom line: The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill.
Watch the video:
Apple have started to ship iPod touch 4 and is sending out shipment notifications. The device became available for pre-ordering after Apple’s Special Music Event last week, on Wednesday, September 1. With iPod touch 4 you’ll get Retina display, 720p video, FaceTime and some iPhone 4 features.
Since the announcement of iPod touch 4G at the “Special event” by Apple we’ve got to know that it sports 2 cameras:
- for HD video recording placed on the back
- for FaceTime calls placed on the front
Honestly, from this distance it's hard to tell what's going on, but 9 to 5 Mac says we're looking at a next-gen camera-equipped iPad fielded specifically to test video calls. The shot shows the unit in a Video Call debugging mode, hinting at FaceTime. This same mode was noted in the leaked iPhone 4 shots earlier this year. Additionally, The iPad 2 is also rumored to have a retina display.
Now that iPod touch has gotten a camera and FaceTime, can iPad really be far behind?