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Well, at least we saw this thing coming. iPad 2 is thinner, with better hardware and two cameras. Jobs and the gang boasted some questionable statements about the competition, even using terms such as, “copycat.” Hate to say it but it seems like Apple is the best copycat of their own devices, because it seems they recycle the same thing over and over again. Let’s look at what we know so far in regards to the iPad 2′s specs:
- iOS 4.3 (New)
- 9.7″ LED backlit IPS LCD ( Same as current iPad)
- 1024 x 768 resolution (Same as current iPad)
- Front facing VGA camera (New)
- 1GHz dual-core A5 processor (New)
- 3G and Wifi (802.11a./b/g/n) connectivity (Verizon & AT&T)
- Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR)
- 3 axis accelerometer (Same as current iPad)
- 3 axis gyroscope (New)
- 8.8mm thick (New) Old iPad is: 13.4mm
All this can be yours starting on March 11th. As far as pricing goes: $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB and 3G models: $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB (Verizon & AT&T). The biggest news is the new processor and the thinner body. The device also comes in two colors (black and white). Sadly we’re still stuck with the same display, too bad those Retina display rumors washed out. As of writing this we’re unsure of the primary camera’s resolution, we’re banking on 5-MP, but we’re not sure. We do know it shoots 720p HD video. We’ll have more info as it comes, but we’d like to know did this thing live up to your expectations?
Everyone seems to be going into a frenzy over the upcoming announcement of the second generation iPad. Apple has even taken the Apple Store offline, guess they don’t want any web leaks to happen, like what happened to HP right before their press event. As far as the next iPad goes, we’re really not expecting that much. We’re hearing and thinking slightly better hardware and a couple of cameras ( front & back), certainly nothing we haven’t seen before from other devices. Don’t get us wrong the folks from Cupertino just might surprise us, but we wager they won’t. Come on look at their track record with the iPhone, you didn’t get any real change until recently with the iPhone 4. In any event, we’ll gladly eat a huge slice of humble Apple pie if something new and “magical” happens. Either way it goes, we’ll be sure cover and recap all the gory details.
Here’s a look at the new Back to the Future episodic game. It will be showing up on PC, Mac, iPad, and PS3, what no Xbox 360? The series will be five parts and is set to start this month. Take a look at the episode listing:
- December: “It’s About Time“
- February: “Get Tannen!“
- March: “Citizen Brown“
- April: “Double Visions“
- TBD: “OUTATIME“
The game doesn’t look like like the open world driver we hoped for, but we’re just glad to see a Back to the Future game being made. Hopefully this will lead to the full retail game we’ve been waiting for? In any event take a look at the what the future holds.
As of today Verizon and AT&T retail stores will begin selling iPads. Verizon is bundling their MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot with either 16GB, 32GB, 64GB priced as: $629, $729, $829. As far as data plans go 1GB, 3GB, 5GB per month are priced as: $20, $35, $50 without any contract required.AT&T has also started selling the WiFi/3G version of the “magical” device. Their setup is also 16GB, 32GB, 64GB priced as: $629, $729, $829. Their data plans are slightly different, contract-free data plans for 250MB of data will cost $14.99 or 2GB will cost $25 per month, with free access to AT&T’s 23,000+ domestic WiFi hotspots. AT&T also has international plans offering 20MB of data per month for $24.99 and 200MB of data for $199.99 per month. With a price like that, we’ll just hope our hotel has free WiFi.
Well, all you Verizon iPhone hopefuls we’ve got a bone to throw ya. No the iPhone hasn’t been announced for Big Red but the iPad is making it’s way to Verizon stores on October 28th. Oh yeah, AT&T stores too. Verizon will be bundling the WiFi only iPad with their MiFi for the 16GB, 32GB, 64GB models, priced at $630, $730, $830. There is currently only one plan that offers 1GB of data per month for $20 without any contractual obligations. AT&T will be offering the 3G model with a variety of plans, such as: 200MB for $15 or 2GB for $25 monthly. No word on the Sprint and T-Mobile front at this time.
The folks at iFixit have done a teardown of the new Apple TV and the results are in. We’ve identified a Samsung K9LCG08U1M NAND Flash chip packing 8GB of storage, the same A4 Processor as the iPad, same Broadcom BCM4329XKUBG 802.11n WiFi / Bluetooth / FM chip as the iPad, and 256MB of RAM just like (you guessed it!) an iPad. We wish we could say no electronics were harmed during this teardown but we know that would be a lie. Look at it this way, it died in the name of science! We’re pretty sure all the hackers and modders out there are eating this up.
We know you haven’t forgotten but we felt like reminding you anyways. We’ve seen mystery screens, new machines, and now what? Rumors have been abuzz about new iPods, possible new iPads (a little too early to believe), Apple TV, you name it! With the guitar image showing up we can’t help but feel this will be a music-themed event. Perhaps we’ll get some iTunes info but we’re believing an updated iPod to be a lock. In any event we’ll know something in a few hours.
So there you have it. The latest and now obviously greatest build of the Netflix app (version 1.1.0 for those of you keeping track) has finally made it’s way to the iPhone and iPod touch. Something tells us Netflix’s instant streaming traffic just got a little heavier. Sorry, Android users no word on an app just yet.
There has been a lot of talk that Apple is planning on charging iPad owners for upgrading to iOS4. We’re hearing the upgrade will run about $10. Look on the bright side, at least you’ll get a lot of features that should have been there from the beginning. We kid, we kid but if you’ve never had multitasking, folders or home screen wallpapers then get your get your money ready! Now this isn’t 100% confirmed yet but it’s been floating around from different developers. We do know you can expect to see the OS available for your “Magical” device sometime this fall.
Apple now has a video of today’s conference up for everyone to watch. Jobs downplayed the recent antenna issues saying that only a small fraction of customers have reported the issue. Also in a way of saying sorry without saying sorry, Apple will be giving away free cases to iPhone 4 users. Check out the video for the complete lowdown.