Ipad 3 – Stats, Prices, Availability

Stats –

Retina display – an Ipad 3 will have more pixels than an HDTV.
9.7 inch screen. 2048 x 1536 resolution.
New Graphics engine with 4x the performance. Uses the a5X quad-core graphics.
Isight camera – 5 megapixel sensor, 5 element lens. Auto-exposure, auto-focus, auto-face detection, great edge-to-edge detail, AF-lock.
HD video recording in 1080p resolution.
Keyboard – plus dictate and it will type what you say.
4G LTE max of 72Mbps
3G Ready
Personal hotspot
10 hours of battery life – 4G has 9 hours
9.44mm and 1.5 pounds.
Comes in black and white and starts @ $499.

WiFi
16GB – $499
32GB – $599
64GB – $699

WiFi + 4 G
16GB – $629
32GB – $729
64GB – $829

You can pre order the Ipad 3 here. (not an affiliate link).

Other notes –

The app store has had 25 billion downloads.
They sold 15.5 million iPads last quarter, more than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire line.
The new Ipad 3 has more memory and a higher screen resolution than an XBox or PS3.
The iPad 2 will start at $399.

My wife has taken over the I-pad

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As many of you know we got the I-pad several months ago. I had read somewhere that it would change the way that many of us compute and I would have to agree with that. I spend most of my days on the computer since that’s how I make my living. Many of the things I do don’t work very well on the I-pad – things like design, graphics, research, reports etc. My wife uses her computer a little differently. She does have a website but the big thing she does with that is to send out a couple of newsletters each month. She has taken to the Ipad like fish to water and uses it all of the time.

In fact it has become staple when we watch movies (she is a big fan of check the internet movie database). Also she uses it a lot to check out the weather radar… and of course she enjoys playing games.

I introduced them to it on our vacation since there were times when they were a little bored, so I showed them how to work it and the games we had on it… and that was a big mistake, or maybe it wasn’t since they were definitely enjoy it.

How are you enjoying your ipad in ways you didn’t think you would?

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I-Pad Update

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Since we live in the boonies and don’t have any Saturday delivery, I wasn’t expecting to get my IPad until Monday… I was really surprised when UPS called yesterday and told me that they were going to let those who ordered Ipads to pick them up on Saturday… so I am excited.

If you want to hang out with other folks that are waiting and watching their sidewalks then you can check out this site.

http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=137

Enjoy your day!

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Some I-pad updates from around the web

Moving Computers For Bolivia
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Many people are counting the days and hours until the ipad arrives at their doorstep or office. I am one of those people waiting. While we wait here are some interesting tidbits from around the web.

We know the ipad isn’t going to use flash – so how are we going to see movies, probably by using html 5. Watching movies is one of the things I would really like to be able to do. Looks like that cbs is going to be one of the first to embrace it. Details can be found here – http://www.fastcompany.com/1597038/cbscom-first-to-embrace-the-ipads-html5-video-mojo – that’s pretty exciting that they are at least testing things out.

Bad news if you want to use the I-pad to read books… it appears that Random House is holding out on including their books in the ipad bookstore (boooo, hisss). The good news is that other publishers aren’t having any thought or problems moving to the new format. You can find more information about that here – http://www.macworld.com/article/150054/2010/03/random_house.html?lsrc=rss_main and here – http://www.macworld.com/article/145940/2010/01/ibooks.html

And if you budget is tight and you want an ipad and have 600 CDs… you can trade those in get an ipad free. You can find that article – http://mashable.com/2010/03/22/ipodmeister-swap-cds-ipad/

Have  a wonderful weekend.

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Apple IPad goes on Sale

The Ipad went on sale last week… and apparently it did pretty well.  120 thousand or so units were sold in the first day of pre-orders… and yes we were one of those orders. I also ordered a couple of the accessories that they had that were available. The ipad cover and the charger… after all some of what we plan to use the ipad for will be to use it when we don’t have a computer to plug it into.

Hopefully we’ll have it the week of April 3rd, which is about three weeks away. One thing that I’m interested in is the ebook portion of the ipad, hopefully they’ll have some nice selections at their book store when it opens up. Also it will be interesting to see how the itouch apps work. Have a wonderful Monday.

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