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.
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.
Say, did something happen this week that made headlines? We're trying to remember what it was… Oh yeah! Now we remember. The New iPad busted down other tablet makers' doors, dragged them out of bed, and spanked them right across the bottoms. And a bunch of diehard Apple fans camped out ready to be there when it happened.
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.
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 rarely plays the specs game, particularly when it comes to its iOS devices. Sure, you’ll get a name for the processor and they’ll boast about pixels when it suits them, but talk about RAM or clock speed and there’s radio silence. However, according to one source, the iPad’s dirty little secret is its ever-increasing RAM usage.
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.
Blasting through a series of product updates and announcements this morning in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook wasted no time cutting to the chase by announcing what we all wanted to hear: “The new iPad.”