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Comparison , though color differences hard to capture in screenshots DisplayMate has published an extensive “shoot out” between the new iPad, the iPad 2 and iPhone 4. Aside from the much discussed resolution improvements of the 3rd Generation iPad, DisplayMate also confirms that the new screen also has much better color reproduction than the previous generation model. Apple has taken the very good display on the iPad 2 and dramatically improved two of its major weak points: sharpness and color saturation – they are now state-of-the-art.
AT&T has issued a brief statement indicating that it set a new single-day record for iPad sales and activations, but stopping short of providing any hard numbers. On Friday, March 16, AT&T set a new single-day record for its iPad sales and activations, demonstrating robust demand for the new iPad on the nation’s largest 4G network, covering nearly 250 million people. The announcement comes after Apple also said it saw a “record weekend” for the new iPad, which launched on Friday, March 16th. Neither company has released the exact number of sales or activations. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Apple Seeds First Developer Beta of OS X 10.7.4 • Third-Generation iPad Jailbroken on Launch Day • Sky Gamblers, Fighter Jet Sim From iPad 3 Demo, Goes Live • Firemint/EA Releases Flight Control Rocket for iPhone and iPad • Diablo III Release Date Set for May 15th
During today’s financial conference call , one analyst asked if Apple would be issuing a press release about last weekend’s launch sales numbers for the iPad. Apple refocused the conversation back on their dividend announcement but did reveal that they had a “record weekend” and were “thrilled with it.” Apple launched the new iPad in 10 countries on Friday, March 16th. The iPad saw long lines in some areas, though Apple was able to retain stock in many U.S. locations.
Image from BusinessInsider Apple issued a media alert indicating that it would be holding a conference call on Monday, March 19th at 6 a.m. PDT/9 a.m.
Following the release of the third-generation Apple TV late last week, one forum member at XBMC.org has performed a teardown of the device, revealing a number of details about its internals. As Apple notes on the tech specs page for the new Apple TV, the device utilizes a unique single-core A5 system-on-a-chip, an upgrade from the A4 package found in the previous generation but lacking the dual-core processor found in the A5 chip used in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
Apple today seeded the second preview version of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, building upon the initial developer version released one month ago. As noted by The Next Web , Apple has also posted an extensive list of known issues alerting developers to various bugs and missing features that have yet to be addressed. OS X Mountain Lion is Apple’s next major operating system version and is scheduled for release in “late summer”. The release will offer greater integration with iCloud, as well as a number of new feature including some drawn from iOS
One of the major selling features of the new Verizon iPad Wi-Fi + 4G LTE is its compatibility with GSM networks for international roaming purposes. But what hasn’t been clear is whether users could insert an AT&T micro-SIM card into a Verizon iPad and receive data connectivity. Given that the Verizon iPad supports the same GSM frequency bands for non-LTE networks as the version sold for AT&T, it appeared to be technically possible to use a Verizon iPad on AT&T although Apple could have opted to restrict the device’s operation on other networks. As noted by jsnuff1 in our forums , the new Verizon iPad does indeed work on AT&T’s network when equipped with an AT&T micro-SIM and the device’s carrier settings are updated to support connecting to AT&T.
Claims of redesigned MacBook Pro models continue to surface ahead of the official launch of Intel’s Ivy Bridge chips, and Digitimes now reports that slimmer versions of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro are currently in production. Notably, the report claims that the MacBook Pro line will remain distinct from the MacBook Air line, with the new MacBook Pro models losing their optical drives but retaining more advanced specs than seen in the MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro will no longer have an optical drive enabling thinner designs, the sources indicated.
As noted by Insanely Great Mac , Walmart has issued a statement announcing that it will be offering a “limited supply” of the new iPad beginning at 12:01 AM local time at its 24-hour stores in the United States. Walmart’s sales will start eight hours before Apple’s own retail stores open for business Friday morning. If you want to be the first person amongst your friends and colleagues to have the new iPad, you will need to head to your local Walmart. Starting at 12:01 a.m. local time on March 16, a limited supply of the new iPad will be available at your local 24-hour Walmart
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