What's Hawt: Apple has announced the new iPad, which will feature upgrades such as Retina Display and the much desired 4G network capabilities.
Is that ipad mini or some other name is coming
Edit - Not sure yet... Apple has still to announce it some time soon. They are calling it the new iPad for now.
Some site saying that its iPad HD and some saying its New iPad..what you think about that
Just websites speculating the name, nothing more.
Boring. Oh YAY!!! We have a higher resolution screen a mic and camera. We still have the same anemic storage capacities and we're still overpriced but we know you iDumbasses will just eat it up if we make a big spectacle of it. Oh ya, Nice claim by them to say that hard core gamers prefer to use their ipad for gaming over current consoles.. Wonder where they got that idea from.
I think this was a very over-hyped event. At least the last iPhone has significant improvements over the last one, but this one was very bland. This is very disappointing on Apple's part. (and the Apple army pours in with disagrees, not like I expected otherwise)
Anything Apple related will be over-hyped. The 12-26 age market is dominated by Apple and these are typically the people buzzing about this stuff on the internet creating hype. Hell, just the other day my "awesome movie maker(but he hasn't made one movie yet)" friend tweeted a picture of the only student in his acting class with a Windows laptop. He said everyone was laughing and making fun of them because they didnt have a Macbook or iPad!!!! That's how it is now sadly.
You just know hat apple are now going to do with each new device and tbh ios is getting old and it now needs a face lift. I think all the i devices are starting to come to an end now with android and windows mobile in the phone marlet and android and windows 8 in the tablet market apple i devices will only be around as the big boys for the next 3 years as both ms and google devices offer more for there money and with devices like the galaxy tab and Nokia Lumia apple have not got the cool looking device any more. I maybe wrong but more or less everyone i know who has an ipad or iphone are going to upgrade to a android or windows device when they are due an upgrade next because they are bored with the iphone and pad designs and software as they have not changed since the ipod touch came out.
most people tend to forget the new quad core gpu. thats officially better than ps vita (gnu-wise, and by number not benchmark). for me thats a huge selling point. i can't wait to see how game industry reacts to this.
@ngecenk the gaming industry wont do anything. a high majority of gamers consider tablet and phone gaming to be a fad and a joke. that will eventually ruin the games industry and kill quality studios. that 2.99$ shovel-ware game will be the death of video games.
@ngecenk No proof of the GPU being better than the PS Vita? The PS Vita has a both Quad core CPU and GPU. Not to mention the GPU is customised for the PS Vita. Also The iPad has a Dual Core CPU...
So they make a overpriced device weaker then the vita. Lol the A5x is still a dual core, vita has a quad core. And I'm betting its gpu isnt on par with the vitas quad core gpu either. It'll probably have more ram though. And its cameras are better. Its also 4g which is awesome! But for gaming vita still trumps it.
@ngecenk No its not better in anyway to the PS Vita CPU/GPU, if anything the GPU is the same (best case scenario for the iPad) and the CPU is weaker than that of the PS Vita http://gizmodo.com/5891159/... http://www.bit-tech.net/new...
i feel like im forced to buy the ipad because i bought so many apps in the itunes store that i wont be able to use with the other tablets
If that's the only issue then you'd be better off just sticking with the one you have. Buying the new one will not improve the experience you're already able to get with the current product.
That's how to keep you locked into their products(both Apple and Google do this). No one is forcing you to get a tablet though, if you have an iphone already just stick with that.
In other words, "omg I gotta have this device, or else everyone else with the new iPad will be better than me! I just gotta fork out money for this device!" You aren't forced to buy anything, it's because you want it.
It just blows me away how weak minded ppl are. Remember when the ipod nano added a video player to the nano??? The masses came screaming to apple stores. so so sad...
I'm definitely upgrading. I was sold on the Retina Display alone.
Kind of surprised that those are the only upgrades.... I thought they would have did a bit more, oh well. I guess Apple is saving up for their usual late summer/fall announcement to hype up consumers for the holidays.
Nothing impressive at all. Mediocre trash just a cash cow. Nothing revolutionary at all. Premium for an updated ipad1. Apple is the lebron james of the tech world
Is that suppose to be an insult. I don't think being the Lebron James of ANYTHING is a bad thing. Now, imagine being the fatstarr of the tech world, now that would be hella disapointing. Just saying.
its not supposed to be an insult. its a statement that has truth behind it. lebron is not clutch, the heat loose games more times when the ball is in his possession in the last few seconds. watch the all star game the last 1min describes lebron. hes an overrated player bandwagon player on a bandwagon team. again nothing revolutionary same premium price that's apple for you. if apple was worth 2 cents they would change the game and provide something different unique and different. but they wont they seems to have taken a seat in the back. hopefully every other tablet company becomes pro active and moves to make a tablet that will kill this. why cant tech companies be like Nintendo and take risks with products.
*temporarily off topic* I agree yet I disagree, There's not many teams in the NBA that wouldn't give up half their roster to get Lebron. You're right sometimes he doesn't take the shoot when he should. That's not the definition of not being clutch, not being clutch is missing the shot, where as a clutch player hits the shot. Anyway, most games that lebron is in doesn't require him to be cluch, because he's already put up 40 and they either coast to the win on or they win easily. Don't forget the heat has only lost 9 games this season, second to the bulls. Back on topic Seriously tell me why a company would pull out all stops when the competition is lagging. You put your very best out there, the competition scopes it and create their own version of your research and development (copies it) Now they are sitting even with you and you have nothing left in the bag after having a big lead. I own an Asus Transformer Prime and I sold my ipad 2 to get it. The prime is faster, has great graphics, but damn the thing random reboots, and the browser is almost useless at times because it is so sluggish. Mind you, Asus is great about releasing patches to fix their product so I have to commend them for that, but that don't seem to be able to fix the random reboots and browser sluggishness. I am going to buy me a ipad 3 and keep my transformer, but I never had lockup problems with my ipad 2 like I do my transformer. So, this is why apple only takes baby steps, because the competition can't seem to put out a quality and stable android tablet. Sorry for being so long winded.
Ioverpriced MilkPad IMilk Whatever it is, its just looking for your money.
Cant wait to get one. Screw the haters who have inferior tablets that come up with every excuse to justify their purchase.
And so the Ipad2S is announced and ...meh.
I don't like Apple, I will admit it. However I still feel a bit disapointed with this. I mean I was hoping they would step up the game, push other devices to go further, but they didn't. Their selling point is "the screen looks awesome" Well the thing is the screen is small, remember the old argument of "HD" on smaller screens? I think to this day they still use 720 for screens smaller than 32 inches.... I mean I was hoping to see this compete with the Vita, and in my eyes they didn't even try. The Vita is way more innovative in terms of going from PSP to PSV, than Ipad 2 to Ipad whatever they are calling it, 3.
I am an apple fan but really it was what I expected. The Vita is much more advanced than the psp because it released like 6 years apart. That's tons of time for the R&D dept. to pump something new out.
Then why release something "new" in between there? Sony released slimmer ones and modified the screen or whatever in between, but waited 6 years to release a whole new device. That's why I'm not a fan of Apple. They slightly update and outdate the current. I rather have a huge leap in the right direction, not very expensive small steps....It's like Sony releasing a PSP 2 within 2 or 3 years that only added a second analog stick and nothing else....Suddenly all those people with the original PSP are screwed, and wouldn't be happy at all. Instead all these specs go to waste when something "better" comes out.
@soldierone you're kidding right? Sony HAS to wait for 6 year because the dev cant change technology each year, thats the case for consoles and portable gaming. tablet, pc, and cellphone can't do that because they have to follow the pace of technology to sell their product. thats why SONY, nokia, Samsung and others make new PRODUCTS every year.
Just Cool Down Now : (Apple) .Apple remain hot until the unveil product as soon as the product is revealed . The web start fueling and steaming with what could have been . all disappointments .
The way some people talk hate about devices.. its as if the company(apple, google) pissed on them to make the tablet.
Seems like a relatively minor update, though the bump is resolution seems pretty nice. A 2048x1536 display is nothing to scoff at. I wish laptops came with a higher res display near that resolution. It seems wasted on a tablet especially if it runs a mobile OS. I hope that's an indication of them bumping up the resolution on their laptops as well. Unfortunately when it comes to the iPad, Android tablets, or what Windows 8 might be bringing for that matter, I still don't find a tablet working in my day to day usage or one that is even that appealing. I seem to be veering more toward ultra portables in that regard, which I hope to get one in the near future. As an accessory device this still would be a good device if you have a little money laying around or if its your first tablet. But I still am not sold on tablets yet.
tablets seem like a fad that was meant to be a 4th or 5th pillar (ex Desktop, laptop, net book, phone/ mp3player) I take back what I said about ultra portables a few months back they might catch on. if tablets took a lower price I could see a spot for them. but 500$ for one is close to unbelievable. especially when you consider the cost to manufacture one.
The one thing that I like about the new iPad release is that the iPad 2 price has dropped in price .The new iPad is definitely disappointing for me I like the new screen with a higher resolution and I don't really care much for the LTE but other than the processor upgrade and screen upgrade this bites. If apple would have released the new iPad with a lower price it would be more appealing .
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