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Here’s How Gaming Looks On the New iPad [Video]
by on March 20, 2012

If you have the new iPad or have seen one in person, you know how beautiful the Retina Display is – especially when it comes to text.

If you put the new iPad and iPad 2 next to each other, the difference in clarity of text is unmistakable. But how does this clarity and retina display stack up when it comes to gaming?

That’s a tough question to answer right now. Games … Read More

Apple Responds to Reports of New iPad Heat Issues

Apple has responded to numerous reports of the new iPad running hotter than normal, in a press release to The Loop:

“The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications,” Apple representative Trudy Muller, told The Loop. “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”

Personally, one of the first things I … Read More

New iPad Runs Approximately 5 °C Hotter Than iPad 2 [Infrared Photo]

In order to investigate the widespread complaints regarding new iPad running warmer than the previous models, folks at Tweakers.net (via Engadget) have captured thermal images with an infrared camera of both the iPad 2 and the new iPad. After running GLBenchmark for 5 minutes, the site used infrared cameras to measure the hottest point on both devices which showed the new iPad to be running 5.3 °C hotter than the iPad 2.

According to … Read More

Apple’s Implications through Silence – News that was Missed

One of the most interesting things to think about after an Apple announcement is not necessarily what was said or done, but rather what wasn’t said and wasn’t done. With Apple’s reality distortion field finally wearing off after last weekend’s iPad launch, the fog has finally cleared for us to see what’s been missed.

iTunes Remote: The Redheaded Stepchild App or a Sign of Things to Come?

What struck me most from the … Read More

Analysis: New iPad’s Retina Display Reduces Eye Strain

Gary Heiting, an optometrist and associate editor of All About Vision, claims that the new iPad’s gorgeous Retina Display “eases the inherent strain” on the eyes while staring at a glowing screen for hours (via Mashable). The expert believes that the closer you can get the screen resolution to be similar to the human eye itself, the better it’s going to be in terms of visual comfort, … Read More

3 Million New iPads Sold Since Launched
by on March 19, 2012

Earlier today, we mentioned that Apple held a conference call, where they reported record numbers this weekend, with the release of the new iPad (I’m still calling it iPad 3). With Apple Stores still not sold out, there was some suspicion that maybe Apple’s latest device wasn’t selling quite as fast as they thought. Well, it turns out they were just really more prepared this time.

In … Read More

New iPad A5X vs NVIDIA Tegra 3 Chip Comparison

A new comparison by Laptop Mag regarding the new A5X chip in the iPad shows some interesting results given Apple’s position during the new iPad media event which stated the A5x had “4x the performance of the Nvidia Tegra 3.”

The test was run using the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime which used the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor against the new iPad and used GLBenchmark 2.1, Geekbench, browser benchmarks … Read More

Various Rogers Stores Offering $200 Credit on 1 Year Flex Data Contracts

It appears Rogers dealerships are offering a $200 credit on one year flex data contracts, as numbers iPadinCanada.ca readers have reported some interesting deals. Here’s what we’ve heard so far:

One year flex contract on $21.93/500mb, as noted by @Photorrhorne and ‘doc’:

1st month unlimited data
Months 2-6 have double the data
Free microSIM, no activation fee
Rogers on Robson/Seymour; Rogers Metrotown (by T&T)

If you were to pay $21.93/month for a year, that works out … Read More

Sharp All Set To Begin Retina Display Shipments For New iPad

A report by The Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors) claims that Sharp Corporation is getting ready to start shipments of Retina displays for Apple’s new iPad. Though it has previously been reported that the initial batch of Retina panels were supplied solely by Samsung, subsequent reports have suggested that both Sharp and LG are expected to provide displays as well.

According to the report:

The panels are to … Read More

New iPad Sets Off “Record Weekend Sales”, Says CEO Tim Cook

Even though Apple made it clear before today’s financial conference call that only queries regarding company’s future plans for spending its massive cash reserves will be answered, an analyst couldn’t help but ask CEO Tim Cook if Apple would be issuing a press release about last weekend’s launch sales numbers for the iPad. While Cook didn’t share any exact numbers or confirm whether we’d get a press release, he did note:

“We had a … Read More

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