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Re: iPad 3

Postby Adam_CLO » 20 Mar 2012, 11:36

PapaAzucar wrote:I finally saw the new iPad. A friend of mine just got back from Japan with a wifi 32Gb version. He didn't have any problems with customs since the new iPad looks just like the iPad 2. Pretty cool stuff.


How's the new screen compared to iPad 2?
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Re: iPad 3

Postby mabagal » 20 Mar 2012, 11:45

My friend sent me a screenshot and I had to zoom to 25% to see the whole thing on my MacBook! :) Can't wait to get hands on one of these.
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Re: iPad 3

Postby PapaAzucar » 20 Mar 2012, 12:15

Adam_CLO wrote:
PapaAzucar wrote:I finally saw the new iPad. A friend of mine just got back from Japan with a wifi 32Gb version. He didn't have any problems with customs since the new iPad looks just like the iPad 2. Pretty cool stuff.


How's the new screen compared to iPad 2?
I didn't have an iPad2 to compare with. But looking up close, I swear that I could see individual pixels. It makes some sense that true retina display starts around 300 dpi like the iPhone4/4S at 326 dpi, but the new iPad is at 264 dpi.

What I think will drive the iPad2 owners to buy the new iPad is that the new apps will all be bigger (take up more storage and memory) to accomodate the higher resolution. So the iPad2 users will see their app updates taking up more storage and the 512Mb RAM may run less apps, without the added benefit of the higher resolution. There are only handful of apps that take full advantage of the new display right now, but eventually most of the app store will cater to the new display. Some app makers are saying that they will have different versions of apps for the different iPads.

Anyways, I'm still a little pissed that Japan, Hong Kong and Macau gets the new iPad before Taiwan. My guess is that those countries have better 4G infrastructure.
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Re: iPad 3

Postby thegoat » 20 Mar 2012, 14:31

They only work on 4g networks in USA/Canada. Other countries have different 4g bands.
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Re: iPad 3

Postby mabagal » 20 Mar 2012, 14:49

PapaAzucar wrote:What I think will drive the iPad2 owners to buy the new iPad is that the new apps will all be bigger (take up more storage and memory) to accomodate the higher resolution. So the iPad2 users will see their app updates taking up more storage and the 512Mb RAM may run less apps, without the added benefit of the higher resolution. There are only handful of apps that take full advantage of the new display right now, but eventually most of the app store will cater to the new display. Some app makers are saying that they will have different versions of apps for the different iPads.


Doesn't work that way regarding RAM (it only allocates RAM for the resources it needs for that platform type), but the yep, the updates will take marginally longer and the apps will take up more storage due to the HD resources. Games in particular are going to get about 4x bigger.
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Re: iPad 3

Postby Tazzie » 26 Apr 2012, 07:07

I went out to buy an iPad 2 wifi with 32g this week but was told only 16g iPad 2s remain in Taiwan (and elsewhere?). The guy didn't know when the "new iPad" would be out.

I think a 16g might actually do me, but I want to see the new screen and see if it is worth the extra $$$.

I don't do a lot of graphics and probably wouldn't watch a lot of movies on a tablet so the high res might be nice for photos and such, but not really necessary for me. I want to surf the net and use the ipad as a handy device for PP displays, etc.

Anyone here anything about the ipad 3 arrival date?
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Re: iPad 3

Postby liamtoh669 » 09 May 2012, 04:09

The new iPad comes out May 11th, this Friday.

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/05/08/new ... 11-and-12/
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Re: iPad 3

Postby Nuit » 10 May 2012, 13:03

Quick and prob dumb question - if i buy one here, do I have the option to install OS5.1 in English?
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Re: iPad 3

Postby Adam_CLO » 10 May 2012, 13:23

Nuit wrote:Quick and prob dumb question - if i buy one here, do I have the option to install OS5.1 in English?


Yes. You choose what language you want on setup. Even after that, you can switch to other languages at any time from the Settings.
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Re: iPad 3

Postby Nuit » 10 May 2012, 14:03

Thanks. Knew it was a dumb question :D.
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