If you think the Surface tablet’s Touch Cover and Type Cover are cool, then take a look at what Apple has in the works. The company that’s dominating the tablet industry with the iPad is looking to patent what appears to be next-generation Smart Covers, complete with built-in, flexible AMOLED displays, keyboards, and even solar panels and radio frequency (RF) energy collection antennas.
Apple’s patent application for a “Cover Attachment With Flexible Display,” was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office Thursday, and shows a number of possible Smart Cover embodiments, one of which should look particularly familiar to Microsoft watchers.
New iPad owners on the MacRumors forums and Apple’s own support community complain that the iPad’s lower left corner is getting warm during extended use. As usual with all new Apple products things tend to go out of hand. So without wasting any time on the matter Apple has issued a statement on the matter.
The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications. If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”
Seems fair enough!
Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with several executives including Phil Schiller, Today announced the next generation iPad, with a lot of advanced features including new processor, better cameras and resolution retina display.A5x
Apple has updated the processor chipset in the new gen iPad to the A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip. Apple even claims its newest sliver of silicon can deliver four times the performance of a Tegra 3 chipset.Retina Display
Apple has updated the iPad Display to a brand new Retina display, a 9.7-inch screen with 3.1 [...]
The next iPad has faster network capabilities 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE at 73Mbps. Also in the mix is the voice dictation feature from the Siri we saw and love from iPhone 4s.
The iPad can now be a personal hotspot too dependent on the network service provider.
Apple has added a ton of features to the iPad 3, a retina display and a A5x chipset which is a quad core chip. Comparing to a Tegra 3, Apple says the A5 is “twice as fast” and the A5X offers “four times the? performance.”
In the camera department Apple has added a 5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor on the back, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into ?the A5X chip along with a new iSight HD camera in the front. The cameras are now capable of Auto-exposure, auto-focus the rear camera has 1080p video recording and video stabilization.
Al the launch event of the next generation iPad, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just declared that about 76% of Apple 2011 revenues came from the “three post PC products”. The iPhone, the iPod and the iPad made up for most of their income streams. Lets see what the iPad 3 does for the company.
“iPhone, iPad, iPod touch are all based on iOS and we have now sold an astonishing 315 million ?devices through last year, 62 million in Q4 2011.”- Tim Cook
With just hours from the launch of Apple’s next-gen iPad, what features do you want Apple to include?
We for one would like the following
Higher Resolution Screen Higher Resolution Cameras More gestures in iOS
Whats on your list of features you would like to see on the iPad 3, and what do you think the name will be : Apple iPad HD, Apple iPad 3 or Simply iPad 2Sdrop in a comment!
Its been 2 years since Steve Jobs got up on stage with a device that would change the way we look at portable computing forever. Since it launch, the iPad has held the crown as the most loved Tablet, with multimillion units sold each quarter. Now with the iPad 3, around the corner one can only wonder if Apple will continue to hold the lead over the competition. A kind of competition that never hindered them, there has been no real problem for Apple except the launch of the Amazon Kindle, but thats a story for another day.
Lets look at why we feel the iPad 3, if keeps up with claims, will be another tablet of the [...]