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This month Apple showcased the new iPad, shocking the world with their decision to not name the new device iPad 3.
Instead they’ve decided to revert to using the more traditional naming conventions of the rest of the Apple family, shifting towards the ideals of simplicity that the
company was built upon. As well as the naming surprise many iPad fans were left feeling disappointed at the upgrades made to the iPad although that has not deterred the millions of Apple fans and tech heads across the globe hitting the company’s website to reserve their iPad and by the looks of things Apple could break the 1 million mark on open day. What we’re seeing now is the iPad slowly creeping from a luxury item to an essential tool in the post-PC era. So what’s really under the bonnet and what is Apple really up to?
The most notable feature of the new iPad is the upgrade of the screen resolution, called “Retina Display”, which will make any other tablet, laptop, desktop and even HDTV’s as a matter of fact look a little rough around the edges as its 2,048 x 1,536 pixels will make anything you view on the iPad magical. The general design remains mostly unchanged as the new iPad sports the same external look as the 2011 iPad 2 apart from the fact that it’s thicker and slightly heavier. Apple has boosted the camera quality to 5 megapixels with 1080p video recording and added the ability to dictate emails and other notes from the press of a new microphone button on the virtual keypad. The arrival of the A5X processor with quad-core GPU makes the iPad a super powerful device with the ability to deal with real complex computational tasks, which means we can expect to see more of our favourite everyday applications making their way to the app store.
Based on Apples history it would appear that the tech giant is working towards perfecting it offerings to the world. Focusing their efforts on iOS 6.0 to tighten and refine iCloud seems the likely outcome for 2012, as iCloud will be the centrepiece of Apples devices allowing users to seamlessly use anyone of their devices without worrying about syncing creating a truly beautiful user experience and unrivalled simplicity. Apple is mobilizing its iPad to continue as the front-runner in the post-PC era and CEO Tim Cook is confident that the PC will no longer be the centre of the digital world; but merely another device.
So if you’re planning on getting a tablet the new iPad is certainly the one to go for, as for me I’m pretty content with my current iFamily, that’s not to say that I won’t be tempted to get involved with all the glitz, glamour and sheer amazingness of the new iPad.
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