If it seems quiet across the internet today, that’s because thousands of us are now holding the new iPad in our hot little hands, and we’re probably too busy jumping between Retina Display-enabled apps to do much else. By all accounts, today’s launch is another success for Apple, who appears to have beefed up inventory of the new iPad as many retail outlets still have stock remaining. You know what that means: Skim through today’s recap and then get to the store and buy one! Without further ado, here’s what’s making news for this Friday, March 16, 2012.
While there has been plenty of talk about what the new iPad will do for mobile gaming, it won't just be the button-mashers and screen-tilters that benefit from the 2048x1536 display; even tasks like taking notes or setting an alarm are visual spectacles when done with 3.1 million pixels in tow. If you're planning on picking up the third generation of Apple's powerful tablet today or down the line, you'll want to load up your device with apps are as stunning as they are functional. Here are five apps that show off the initial strength of the tablet display in a variety of ways.
The new iPad has come a long way in just two years. With iPad 2, Apple responded to critics by adding two cameras--a low-res VGA one in the front for FaceTime and a disappointing (for still photos, anyway) 0.92 megapixel rear-facing camera. Now, Apple has finally brought iPad into the 21st century of digital photography with a decent 5-megapixel iSight camera. It’s still better for videos than snapshots (especially due to the awkwardness of holding it) but shutterbugs will definitely see an improvement over its predecessor.
Your new iPad is finally in your hands and it's glowing, probably because of the crisp brightness of that new Retina Display. You should protect that super sleek, shiny chassis with a case. Here's five that we've reviewed that check out and are a perfect fit for your new toy.
Now that you've had time to take in the news of Apple's new iPad, you're probably wondering whether it's worth waiting in line for it come March 16. Well, why bother doing that when we can give you one? That's right: we'd like to offer you a chance to win your own iPad 3, without having to wait in line on day one to receive yours.
Last week brought perhaps the largest step forward that mobile gaming has ever taken, thanks to the announcement of the incredibly powerful New iPad. The device has piqued the interest of iOS gamers and developers alike, and here are some of the biggest iOS gaming headlines to appear since the announcement.
You know the big news of the week was the new iPad. It's almost like there was no oxygen left in the room for any other article under discussion, but we found a few to tease you with before we get to the goods. Don't worry, they're still great stories, but in case you missed the latest iPad day, we have quite the round up for you.
Apple has a pretty slick comparison chart listing all the specs for the iPad 3 and the iPad 2 side-by-side. So let's run down those and answer these questions: If you have an iPad 2 already, should you upgrade? And if you don't have any iPad yet, which one should you buy?
Now that we’re officially entrenched in the "post-PC" recvolution, we can officially say goodbye to megahertz (and the myths that go along with them) forever. They might still be a necessary evil on Mac spec sheets, but as the iPad and iPhone competitors have proved, the harmony of the package means much more than a top-of-the-line chip.