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iPad 3 is almost official: Apple invites media to March 7 event

By Shawn Knight
Feb 28, 2012
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  1. Apple has sent out invitations to a media event set to take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in…

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  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    A Retina display and they still can't fit more than 4 icons per row?
     
  3. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 408   +105

    I forget the term, but the GUI of iOS devices doesn't scale by resolution. Hence why the UI on the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 look physically the exact same but the resolutions are drastically different. Maybe someone that's know what I'm trying to say can explain it further. I think it's mostly just a design decision to only have 4 icons per row.
     
  4. Notice how big the App's Icon is.
     
  5. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel TS Rookie Posts: 94

    Yes, everybody is waiting for the Ipad3 just like they waited for the Iphone 5.
    And just like everybody got Iphone 4S, so is actually going to be Ipad 2S.
    Haha, can you imagine how shocked is everybody going to be when they see that it is actually Ipad 2S?
     
  6. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Hopefully they make some DRASTIC improvments on the Ipad 3. I had an Ipad2 and gave it to a freind of mine. I like android tablets better. I do rather enjoy shoving a 32g
    card in mine and doubling the available memory lol.
    Alex they have only done the upgrades to phones where they put an S behind the name. The tech improvments have been minor when they do that, but its upgrades ppl want. They have stayed away from the "S" curse on most of their other products. Those they just do a "Generation" like with ipods. Ive read up on the Ipad3 reported specs and it looks like they will be including alot of new fetures, if what was leaked is true. But we will have to wait till March 7th to know for sure. Keep checking TechSpot, they always try and list any upgrades over last years model.
     
  7. @slh28 is that what it takes to make you happy?

    @alexandrionel does it matter what the denomination of a model number? I would figure the actual upgrades are more important that a couple extra numbers or letters. But to each there own i guess if that's important to you.
     
  8. is it me or is the home button missing on that picture?
     
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,499   +306

    That is one good looking finger, hats off to Apple, they have definitely done it again!

    In all seriousness though, I am freaking excited about this one, If the display rumors are true that is enough to make me buy one over other tablets.

    That means my Phone has a retina display, my Tablet will, next to upgrade my computer to a better res over 1080p and my TV to 4K!
     
  10. hopefully apple will implode and we can be rid of this cancer.

    :p
     
  11. Joel416

    Joel416 TS Rookie

    As a consumer the strength of Apple is the ability to visit a retail store and get personal help with whatever Apple product I have. With Microsoft planning to establish retail stores this may change the equation but there are 300+ locations established already and a history of customer satisfaction at retail to compete with. This will take some doing.
     
     
  12. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Enthusiast Posts: 194   +24

    I know people were robbing trucks & people for PS3's. I just want to know if people are going to do that for IPad3's too?
     
  13. Joel416

    Joel416 TS Rookie

    What the exact configurations are to be on Wednesday

    MC705LL/A - J1 GOOD A-USA BAG 16 G - wifi
    MC706LL/A - J1 BETTER A-USA BAG 32 G - wifi
    MC707LL/A - J1 BEST A-USA BAG 64 G - wifi

    MD328LL/A - J1 GOOD B- USA BAG 16 G - wifi+
    MD329LL/A - J1 BETTER B-USA
    MD330LL/A - J1 BEST-B-USA

    MD366LL/A - J2A GOOD A-USA
    MD367LL/A - J2A BETTER A-USA
    MD368LL/A - J2A BEST A-USA

    MD369LL/A - J2A GOOD B-USA
    MD370LL/A - J2A BETTER B-USA
    MD371LL/A - J2A BEST B-USA

    Is it possible they might differentiate by having one model with
    dual core processor A5 and another line with the A6?


    Nothing is for sure for another 100 hours or so.
     
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,556   +301

    Or it could turn out just like the Gateway stores.
     
  15. Joel416

    Joel416 TS Rookie

    What is a TechSpot Forces Special?

    Code:
    [CODE]Dare I ask?
    [/CODE]
     
  16. Joel416

    Joel416 TS Rookie

    UK to offer new distribution channel for iPad 3s

    Apple was planning to open a retail store in London’s landmark Harrods store. Sources inside Harrods inform a plan to open Mid-March. Harrods sees nearly 300,000 visitors a good day.

    This news nicely coincides with March 7th launch for iPad 3. New products are available within weeks of their introduction. Harrods location (kiosk/counter/store front) for Apple products opening is rumoured to be from 12th -19th of March.

    This might dovetail nicely with the start of sales in the UK.

    Some are dubbing this the St. Patrick's iPad, but the Vatican has offered no comment on the use of the name. Since this is an unofficial 'nickname' for the 3, legal sources say there is virtually no likelihood that this will deteriorate in a patent or trademark litigation battle with the Holy See.
     
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,735   +894

    It's a Techspot Special Forces member, with the noun and the adjective arrayed in romance language sequence, instead of English convention.

    Por ejemplo; "el carro rojo"......:rolleyes:
     
  18. Joel416

    Joel416 TS Rookie

    Gracias amigo

    Techspot Special Forces member

    Are they the ones with the green berets?
     
  19. Joel416

    Joel416 TS Rookie

    More likely these are just the two colour codes


    MC705LL/A - J1 GOOD A-USA BAG 16 G - wifi
    MC706LL/A - J1 BETTER A-USA BAG 32 G - wifi
    MC707LL/A - J1 BEST A-USA BAG 64 G - wifi

    MD328LL/A - J1 GOOD B- USA BAG 16 G - wifi+
    MD329LL/A - J1 BETTER B-USA
    MD330LL/A - J1 BEST-B-USA

    MD366LL/A - J2A GOOD A-USA
    MD367LL/A - J2A BETTER A-USA
    MD368LL/A - J2A BEST A-USA

    MD369LL/A - J2A GOOD B-USA
    MD370LL/A - J2A BETTER B-USA
    MD371LL/A - J2A BEST B-USA

    Is it possible they might differentiate by having one model with
    dual core processor A5 and another line with the A6?
     


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