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New iPad Tops Three Million

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    Apple today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G supports ultrafast 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada, and fast networks around the world including those based on HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.

    "The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can't wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday."

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    The new iPad is already available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands and will be available in 24 more countries starting at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, March 23 through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

    The new iPad Wi-Fi models are available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16 GB model, $599 (US) for the 32 GB model, $699 (US) for the 64 GB model. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G for either AT&T or Verizon is available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16 GB model, $729 (US) for the 32 GB model and $829 (US) for the 64 GB model. iPad is sold in the US through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Additionally, the incredible iPad 2 is now offered at a more affordable price of $399 (US) for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model and just $529 (US) for the 16 GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.
     
  2. phanbuey

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    These guys are on fire... Can you imagine if you bought a bunch of this stock back when that Pepsi dude was tanking the company...
     
  3. Kreij

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    I read an article in which a web traffic outfit is reporting that the new iPad is account for 5% of all iPad traffic in the short time it has been out. Interesting.
     
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    bahh goes the sheep :shadedshu
     
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    The whole ipad3 high res screen is so stupid. The GPU won't even be able to handle it when the games and apps take advantage to the ridiculously high res. Tegra III is still winning in benchmarks. Id take the Transformer Prime any day of the work for this thing. Price/Performance of it is win.
     
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    No thanks, a Laptop with the ability to go tablet style ill take
     
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    Actually the iPad 2 had more GPU performance than it could actually utilize. 1024x768 is a ridiculously low resolution by today's standards. Hell I havn't run anything that low since the 90s when I was sneaking into my brother's room to play Unreal on his Voodoo 2 SLI system. Hell by 2000 if you had a big enough budget you could run 1600x1200. By 2002 when we had the mighty ATI Radeon 9700 series launch high res gaming was easy. It is only recently that game engine technology has caught up and things slumped that GPU tech had to catch up, and advanced physics, open worlds, sandbox gaming, and all that massive online gaming stuff made things more complex.

    I bought the iPad 3 on the 16th and have been enjoying games on it just fine, several games have already been updated to take advantage of the higher resolution display and Epic is launching new titles designed from the ground up to utilize the power of the SGX543MP4 "quad core graphics", along with a few other companies.

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    And the high res stuff is not just about games. The pixel density makes everything better, text is far clearer and much easier on the eyes. I find it a lot easier to read for extended periods of time. Photos are clearer as well, and the new display seems have better color accuracy. Resolution is king, the higher the better and that is just fact :p It is high time TVs catch up and we get something better than 1080P to watch. In fact I am getting pretty bored with 2560x1440 as well for gaming on my pc, wheres my 4K damn it!

    Anandtech just posted a great article about the new iPad 3 display here: Anandtech
     
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    @wickerman

    completely agree :toast:

    not everyone cuppa tea i'll admit, but credit where its due, great product.
     
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    Year 2013:
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    Year 2014:
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    Year 2015:
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    Year 2017:
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    Year 2018:
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    Remove current technology from the product and add them as necessary for each new iPad version.
     
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    Well this is depressing...
     
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    LOL :toast:

    Most overpriced least useful device out there and yet somehow.... I'll never understand.
     
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    +1 Never follow, unless it means something to you or common good, not just to someone else!

    I vow never to own an apple product, but for those that do, it's the entertainment factor... and being part of the crowd. That's how I understand it. That and a BIG 'ole HORSE BLINDER :laugh:
     
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    iPads :confused: They are not even good, too expensive an yet people buy them :wtf:
     
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    slamming a tablet is kind of like someone criticizing a laptop for not being as powerful as a desktop computer and not having a 23" screen and a mouse. use a tablet for a while and you will see the usefulness of it.

    the ipod/iphone and now ipad screen is so superior to the average LCD it's embarrassing. Apple is forcing everyone else to up their game. Personally i couldn't live without my ipod touch (and apps).
     
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    i haven't received one lol
     
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    For a handheld device, it is a damn fine resolution.
     
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    All Hail the Holy Apple!!! Glory to the Triumphant iPad!!! Praise be to the Blessed Company!!! The Sacred Word continues to spread its blessings!!!
     
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    I was about to say that. Ipad3 is also stupidly expensive like all Apple products. Ill be waiting for Windows 8 Slates.
     
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    You'll never understand because you never embrace the Light! Follow the teachings of the Sacred Word of the Holy Apple, and then you will know. Allow yourself to be enlightened, and your doubts would be gone.
     
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    no where near the power I want for a tablet, maybe in a couple years. Still kinda considering it tho since goodluck finding a monitor w/ that resolution for that price.
     
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    look at all the children crying!! go apple!
     
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    seriously though. People buy them because they are apple. Ipads are nothing more then a toy for parents kids.
     
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    Well, then, I'm surprised you don't have one yet, Young Shaver. But, it would be one more thing you'd have to pick up before the cleaning lady came:laugh:
     
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    okay Alex. Im not 8. Im 19!
     
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    Well first of all it is only expensive if you consider it expensive. nt300, your PC easily cost more than an iPad if bought retail when they were the newest parts, same can be said for nvidiaintelftw. The average price of a laptop easily tops $500, and most 10 inch tablets are $400-$500 when featuring a quality screen, dual core chip, decent graphics, and other desirable specs. So it's not as if Apple is picking numbers out of a Scrabble bag, if Asus thinks the Transformer Prime is only worth $300, or Samsung thinks the Galaxy Tab should only be $200, then why are they both selling them dollar for dollar at the exact same price as the iPad? There is no $399 Transformer Prime, the new model starts at $499 just like the iPad. Only now Apple sells the iPad 2 at $399.

    But the real deal breaker is the knowledge that Asus has already made it clear that they ARE releasing a new Transformer Prime Infinity version that uses a better screen to compete directly with the iPad 3. They are going to be pushing 1920x1200 as the resolution on the new unit, and prices are expected to jump upward another $100, maybe more.

    So if you think the iPad is too expensive, well then you'll hate that the BEST competition for it and arguably the only tablet on the market that would compete head to head, will be starting at $599-$699 for the WIFI versions, $100 more than the iPad prices.

    Tablets are not useless, Android or iOS. They are not toys and they are not overpriced, but at the same time they are not for everyone. If you're not willing to take the plunge and try one then its not really fair to judge them. It's one thing to pick one up in best buy and say "Well this is shit" but it's something else entirely to use one every day for business, entertainment, and content creation and realize how much better things are using a tablet device than they were using a laptop. These are not toys, stop pretending otherwise just because you don't understand or dislike them - what ever the case may be.
     

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