Following up on yesterday’s story about an Australian watchdog preparing a lawsuit against Apple over selling new iPads there which don’t work with the country’s 4G LTE wireless, Cupertino is now offering refunds to those who feel misled.
Finally! Apple has weighed in on all of this new iPad overcharging controversy, and as usual it’s much ado about nothing yet again. Meanwhile, the new iPad has been cleared for sale in China -- though Cupertino is mum on exactly when that will happen. But fear not -- today’s news is all about the new iPad, so read on and find out everything that’s making news for this terrific Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
The third-generation iPad's Retina Display packs a heck of a visual punch when you're watching movies on that thing. While not every video app in the app store has been properly scaled for the new iPad's screen, we did some scouting and discovered that a few of our favorites have been optimized for the device's high resolution display, and delivers video in true HD format regardless of the iPad's 9-inch screen size. Be sure to check out these video apps while you're hanging out with your iPad this evening.
Women may glow and the men might plunder in the land down under, but they get awfully touchy when you release a 4G-enabled tablet in Australia, only to find out that it doesn’t actually work there -- and as usual, all signs point to the courtroom.
When Apple started the Retina Display ball rolling with high-resolution updates to its catalog, we eagerly headed over to the App Store to grab the latest and greatest versions of our favorite iWork and iLife apps. But as we waited for the little blue progress bars to disappear, we couldn't help but notice how much longer they took to complete. Just last night, it took over half an hour to download a 750mb app over Wi-Fi.
In order to display those high resolution applications and have them look supreme on the Retina Display, the images have to get bigger, which means that the size of the apps have to go up, too. Pages went from 95.1 MB to 269 MB, and Numbers and Keynote packed on quite a few megabytes. What's worse: if you're updating these apps on the first-generation iPad or an iPad 2, they're taking up all the space on your device and you can't even take advantage of the fact that they're high resolution.
Apple has a bit of controversy on its hand with the new iPad’s battery, which it was revealed last week isn’t quite at full charge despite showing 100 percent on the display. And there’s more: Apple is telling CNBC that charging the new iPad past 100 percent may actually cause more harm than good.
Almost since the debut of the original iPhone in 2007, entrepreneurs have been making quick money by scarfing up as much of Apple’s coveted devices as possible and shipping them back to where they came from: China, where they sell for nearly double -- but those gold rush days may be over with the new iPad.
Boy, those new iPads sure are hot stuff, huh? Hot selling items that seriously get hot when you use them. Apparently Retina Display does come with its prices, and all those pixels generate a lot of heat. So, there's plenty of heat where Cupertino is concerned.
If you’re reading this from one of the 25 countries that just started selling the new iPad today, welcome! (Sorry, we don’t know all 25 ways to say welcome in those countries, so we’ll stick with the universal language of English.) Now 25 more countries will get to experience the overheating, the poor Wi-Fi and the battery that charges beyond 100 percent -- although all of you will be sitting out the 4G LTE party for now, so you’ll have to do your best to burn through your monthly data plan with 3G instead. Enough sarcasm -- let’s get on with the show for this Friday, March 23, 2012!
The iPad's high resolution Retina Display is remarkable, but if you've recently upgraded, you might be dismayed that none of your old wallpapers look all that great on your new iPad. We've got you covered--check out these 21 amazing high resolution wallpapers for your new device, all perfectly sized at 2048 x 2048 pixels. There's bound to be one you like.