“Hollywood” Kindle Tablet Set To Kill The iPad 3, Before Its Release Date
Apple is always facing fierce competition attempts, and this time it looks like it’s against the iPad 3 before it is even officially announced. Amazon is looking to rival the iPad 3 by releasing a tablet currently code-named: Hollywood.
Hollywood will be sporting a quad core processor and be based on the NVIDIA T30 Kal-El. Amazon hopes to kill the iPad 3, making it obsolete before it’s even released.
The Hollywood tablet will have a whopping 500% increase in performance over the dual core Tegra 2 platform that will be in a second release tablet known as Read the rest of this entry
Resolution and Screen rumors for the iPad 3 may be aligning with Samsungs announcement of a 10.1 inch LCD display boasting 300 dpi. At least that’s what current rumors are suggesting.
This screen would be able to run at a WQXGA resolution of 2560 x 1600! That’s pretty impressive and currently a record amongst tablets, which is set to reach the market later this year.
To put this screen in to perspective, it’s running at a resolution that is twice as great as others on the market right now. The screen uses Samsung’s PenTile technology which allows it to generate white colors using single white pixels instead of multiple colored ones.
With all the rumors, patents and superior technology that will find itself tucked into the iPad 3, you’re probably wondering what that means for the battery life.
Since we know that it will be more powerful than the iPad 2, likely incorporating retina display, a faster A6 processor, and other aspects that would seemingly reduce the iPad 3‘s efficiency and life between charges; what can users expect?
Retina display although brighter and crisper than previous low resolution screens, is very easy on battery consumption. It was found to be the most power efficient when compared to the likes of the Motorola Droid, iPhone 3GS and the Google Nexus One.
The iPad 3 will likely be running the A6 processor which is currently rumored to be quad core and would also lead fans to believe that Read the rest of this entry
While this iPad 3 prototype looks to be purely for entertainment purposes, we also like to reward our readers as well. The staff here thought the prototype and video was done very well and was worthy enough to be published. If you think you have some news, or videos use our contact us page for the possibility of having your submission included too!
Don’t forget to tell us what you think about this spoof iPad 3 commercial as well; regardless of its authenticity.
The latest iPad 3 rumors are suggesting that Apple will include glasses free 3D capabilities into the iPad 3, but we’re not buying it quite yet. We want to provide our readers with all the news we get about the iPad 3, but we also want to make sure they aren’t bogus.
Instead of calling it the iPad 3, Apple could unveil the iPad3D which would be pretty fitting considering it’s the third generation right? Let’s stop for a second though and really think about how many users would want it versus how many would hate it.
The Nintendo 3DS, while was a good idea to appeal to their targeted age group; still fell short of anything spectacular. Other tablets are investing in the technology but it doesn’t seem worth Apples troubles and increased costs. Would you want 3D on your iPad 3? Read the rest of this entry
Apple has had a long lasting relationship with Samsung Electronics while they have manufactured all of Apple’s iOS device processors. New reports are suggesting however that Samsung has become too big of a rival and that both Apple and Intel would benefit from each other’s competitive advantages.
There is also currently a civil law suit pending between Apple and Samsung which suggests another reason why Apple may be looking to get its A6 and future processors manufactured by another company altogether. Could this transition happen before the iPad 3 release date? We think that would be a long stretch since product development occurs long before the actual product is released.
Here’s a deeper look at cloud based services and the iPad 3. According to Matthew Bryson of Avian Securities, Apple is in the process of submitting their design specs to its supply chain for the iPad 3.
This news is prompting speculation that fans may see some features announced when we are exposed to the demo of the iPhone 5 and other new hardware by Apple later this year.
Cloud storage is definitely on the horizon, and is causing flash memory companies to get a little weary. They had not previously anticipated such a technology (so soon) that could really put a strain on their manufacturing demand and future Read the rest of this entry
iPad 3 Prototype & Apple Leaks Leads To Three Arrests
In case you haven’t seen one of the only prototypes circulating the web about a possible iPad 3 design, we thought we’d share it with our readers. The photo showcases an edge to edge screen, and a repositioned home button on the display.
This definitely isn’t a confirmed prototype and certainly goes against the news we published about the iPad 3 smart bezel patent. However, it certainly shows a thinner and interesting take on a future design that the iPad tablets may adopt at some point.
A developer is sharing his opinion about the iPad 3 and a possible inclusion of a quadcore processor. That would be one beefy A6 processor powering the iPad 3.
Miles Jacobson is the boss behind Football Manager, and he’s claiming that they have some very good relationships with a lot of chipset and hardware manufacturers. He went on to speculate that he would be very surprised if the iPad 3 was lacking a quadcore processor when it debuts.
Jacobsen apparently has the manufacturer’s intentions and product development plans, citing that they are truly something to drool over. We should be seeing a technology war for the tablet market starting to heat up, especially for Read the rest of this entry
During a recent earnings call, Apple claimed that they have no plans to release an iPad 3 in 2011. If you’ve been getting excited about all the rumors lately, then this may be something you don’t particularly care to hear.
Apple quickly dismissed the iPad 3‘s release in 2011 when they were asked about its plans; declaring the iPad 2 as a current success. With the iPad 2 selling extremely well, Apple stated that they want to see how the market plays out over the next several years.
What does that mean for Apple and their direction? What about the iPad 3?
It is our opinion that they are trying to take some of the hype and rumors off of the iPad 3 because they are stuck in a tough spot. Although the iPad 2 is selling extremely well, there are still a lot of laggards who are debating holding onto their original iPad in hopes of a dream machine! (the iPad 3).
The team here at iPad3newsblog was salivating when the recent rumors about retina display and carbon fiber casings surfaced. We really enjoy the iPhone 4′s screen which is currently using retina display and would love to see it integrated into the iPad 3.
Carbon fiber would not only be a great way to enhance durability and decrease weight, but something that we are truly fond of as well. The best part about carbon fiber is that it can be painted to suit the needs of people who do not like its natural styling.
The iPad 3 (should it incorporate carbon fiber) would cater to those who enjoy a solid black, white or other color as well as the carbon fiber lovers too! We think that’s a win for everyone, especially since Apple fans can Read the rest of this entry
In a past article we talked about sourcing from Samsung to obtain greater resolution for the iPad 3 display. Well recently, a Samsung rep revealed that they are in the process of developing a 2GHz dual core processor.
This doesn’t seem like any big deal except for the fact that this CPU is being developed for a smartphone! The phone would have the potential for 4GHz worth of data processing and unmatched speed amongst its competitors, since those numbers can compete with most mainstream desktops currently on the market.
News and rumors about the Apple iPad 3 have been relatively quiet over the past few days. In case our readers happened to miss some of the news we have published, we thought it would be good to generate an article that recaps some of the hottest news, rumors and opinions about the iPad 3.
iPad 3 Release Date: The Burning Question
John Gruber of Daring Fireball got the rumors off the ground when he said If my theory is right, they’re (HP) not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip until late summer, they might bump up against the release of the iPad 3. This set the web abuzz about the iPad 3 being released a short six months after the release Read the rest of this entry
With the hype for the iPad 3 and Apple’s tablet in general, are they to blame for the drop in PC sales? The popularity of Apple’s iPad tablet is indeed being blamed for the drop in PC sales over the past two years. If they are to blame, then so be it. Apple has successfully targeted and stolen a majority of the casual user market.
We strongly believe this is the market segment that is attributed to the loss in PC sales. The iPad is sleek, lightweight, fun to use, and mobile offering a long battery life. You’ve seen their marketing campaigns comparing Apple’s spokesperson who is youthful and trendy to the PC who is old and nerdy. Casual users are rapidly adopting the personality that Apple has created for their products.
Consumers want not only the latest tech, but also mobility and ease. The iPad arguably captivates those aspects better even with its strongest limitations like the lack of flash capability.
What should be in the iPad 3 to increase mobility and ease?
A recent article published by digitimes talks about upstream component vendors and their response to a 2011 release date for the iPad 3. Rumors have been suggesting that Apple is looking to equip the iPad 3 with an AMOLED panel or full HD resolution support; as we noted with our news about Apple sourcing from Samsung.
They believe that this could be a potentially high risk move by allowing a competitor (Samsung) to control one of the key components of its device. However, Samsung stands to gain from this relationship as well, because their sales for display technology would increase significantly.
We have reason to believe that Apple may be getting closer to equipping their devices with carbon fiber enclosures. Reports show that Senior Composites Engineer Kevin Kenney was recently hired on by Apple. This sheds light that it is possible we could see these carbon fiber enclosures on the iPad 3.
Kenney worked previously at Kestrel Bicycles where he was credited with being the pioneer of developing the world’s first all carbon fiber bicycle frame. He’s definitely the man for the job when it comes to designing a product out of carbon fiber.
We’ve come across another patent to bring to our readers eyes. This patent suggests a feature that has been rumored for past Apple devices, but something that we have yet to see actually released. This would open up a plethora of new options for the iPad 3.
Our team continually finds prototypes of an iPad 3 with an edge to edge screen which would eliminate the outer bezel area. Apple could benefit from a larger area for the screen in order to easily expand their current display (pixels per inch); but it looks like they already have that covered by sourcing from Samsung’s retina display technology.
An (obviously anonymous) Apple Insider offers up details about the iPad 3
With a slightly updated iPad 2 currently on the market with notable changes of a faster A5 dual core processor allowing for 9x faster graphics processing, 720p HD rear and front VGA camera, and better aesthetics being thinner and lighter than the iPad 1 while still maintaining the same battery life, an Apple insider says that the iPad 3 will still be the one to really keep your eye on.Read the rest of this entry
The web has been swirling with patents from Apple that relate to the iPad 3. The latest shows Apple’s effort to compete with the ebook market. Apple intends to go after the kindles user base with a hybrid E Ink/LCD display.
The patent, titled: Systems and Methods for Switching Between an Electronic Paper Display and a Video Display depicts the devices ability to switch between an LCD mode to a E Ink mode by the touch of a button. Read the rest of this entry