April 16, 2012
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The new iPad [or iPad 3] will be available in India 27th April onwards according to Apple’s Press Release.
Beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.
This is almost one year since the release of iPad 2. The prices are the same as that of the iPad 2 when it was launched & does not have the insane markup of the iPhone 4s.
The iPad 2 price has been reduced to Rs 24,500 [16GB WiFi] & Rs 32,900 [16 GB 3G+WiFi]. The new iPad will work with EDGE & 3G networks in India, but not 4G as the 4G networks being deployed in India are different from the ones in the US.
Will you be buying?
March 6, 2012
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Name:The next iPad will be called ‘iPad 3’.
Not iPad HD or iPad HD+ or iPad superHD. Apple doesn’t do complicated. When the iPhone resolution was bumped up, Apple chose ‘Retina Display’ & has marketed the hell out of it. Why would it want to dilute this brand? This also sets it apart from the competition.
Home Button: Yes, there will be a home button.
Size/Cheaper Version: iPad 3 will be 9.7 inches, as before.
There will not be a smaller iPad to “compete” with Kindle Fire. The iPad 2 will get cheaper & attempt to snatch Fire’s customers.
- New processor (A5.5, not A6)
- 1Gb RAM (for the Retina Display apps)
- LTE: This is a toughie. 70% No, 30 % Yes. If the iPad 3 was scheduled to be announced in July-August then it would certainly carry LTE. As of now, I dont think so.
- Battery:Bigger, but will still give 10hrs (That brilliant display will need the juice)
- Camera: May get bumped up to units used in iPhone 4.
- Design: Same as before, slightly thicker to accommodate the bigger battery.
Spot on about everything except the LTE radio & the name. Apple trolled everybody by dropping the number! Expect the next iPhone to be just ‘iPhone’. In hindsight it makes sense…only the iPhone & iPad had numbers. Macs, iPods are all classified according to generation.1 Gb RAM should be confirmed once iFixit gets its hands on one .
To understand how badass that Retina Display is, click on the image below [via: MacRumors]
You can make a 42″ Full HD [1080p] TV with that resolution. And have 1 million pixels left over. And still get the whopping 10hr battery. For $500. Lemme know when the competition can match that.