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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The New iPad, Apple TV, IOS 5.1 & More...


Yes that is what they are calling it! NOT the iPad 3 or iPad HD. Just "The New iPad"!

Whatever they call it, lets take a closer look at Apple's next generation iPad!
The event starts out with Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO taking over now for the late Steve Jobs. Let's face it, no one could command an audience and dazzle an event like Steve Jobs, but Tim Cook tried his best. He's bland and unemotional and really doesn't command an audience as Jobs.

Lets look at the Event.

Apple Stores 
 including there crown jewel in NYC at Grand Central Station.Over 3,000 people came for the opening as they showed a brief video presentation.

Now I have been using Siri since I got my iPhone 4S back in December 2011. It is great BUT has many drawbacks. Interrogation with the Apps is a MAJOR ONE! Not understanding, getting confused etc are more. What would YOU like to change on SiRi?
The new announcement was that Siri is coming to Japan. A brief audio presentation of Siri in other languages, Australian, French, German and Japanese.

IOS 5.1
The latest update promises to fix issues with battery life, Camera shortcut now always visable on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, 4 & 4GS and iPod touch(4th Generation) Just touch the camera icon and sweep up to open. Among other improvements and changes listed to the right.
Now available for download.

App Store

Almost 600 thousand apps, and Chunli Fu of Qingdau, China downloaded the 25th Billionth App, a free version of Disney's "Where's my Water?'. For that Apple gave him a $10,000 iTunes gift card. NOT BAD!

Again totting this, Keeps ALL your devices in sink. Over 100 Million custermers. "It Just Works!" Except NOT on my Windows XP, NOT supported so I am "Lost in the iCloud's!" Itunes in the cloud for your Music, TV shows and NOW.....Your Movies. And now movies and TV shows in iTunes now support 1080P HD.....for.....
Apple TV
A new Apple TV that now supports 1080P available next week for $99. Comes with a new streamlined user interface. News, Sports, Movies, TV Shows, Music that you have purchased and your photos.

"The New iPad" 
They did not call it iPad3 or ipad HD, just the "The New iPad". With Retina Display-9.7" screen. Sharper Graphics,Text,High resolution of 2048 x 1536(a typical 50" or 70" HD TV has a 1920 x 1280) 263 PPI 44% better color then iPad2.
A new A5X chip Quad-Core Graphics.
iSight Camera 5-megapixal sensor,backside illumination,5-Element lens, Hybrid IR Filter, Apple Designed ISP. Has auto focus-exposure,face detection.
Also HD 1080P video recording, Image stabilization video and temporal noise deduction.
Voice Dictation- Just speak into your New iPad and it will type what you say.
Next generation Wireless- Supports now HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, 4G LTE. Faster downloads, video. 3G world play, personnal hotspot,WiFi,Blus Tooth.
10 Hour battery life, on 4G 9 hours.

Apps for the New iPad

Updated iWork, Keynote, Pages and Numbers. Stunning new 3d charts and annimations $9.99 each

GarageBand - New features,Smart Strings,Note Editor,iCloud and sharing. Also Jam Session where up to 4 people can sync and perform together. $4.99

iMovie - New update now can create your own movie trailer. $4.99

iPhoto - Smart browsing, multi-touch editing, professional quality effects, new brushes, photo beaming, photo Journals using iCloud $4.99

All in all what most experts were expecting. No real surprises. Some nice new features but nothing that really blows you away.

So are you going to run out and get one?????