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On a Wednesday morning in early March, Apple unveiled their latest and greatest iOS tablet. Rumors had claimed that the device would be quad-core, but it turns out that the device only touts a dual-core processor with a quad-core graphics processor. It’s not all that disappointing though, because they also showcased the new iPad Retina display – it’s the best-looking display you’ll ever come in contact with at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. What’s crazy is the fact that this display exceeds the amount of pixels in an average HDTV by over a million. It’s really something you have to see, just as the event invitation Apple sent out last week asserted.

Keep reading for a full roundup of what took place at this year’s iPad event.


Apple today sent out invites to journalists for their annual iPad event. This year, the event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on March 7th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. Accompanying the invitations, Apple included the traditional image, which reads “We have something you really have to see. And touch.”

While there has been a great deal of speculation regarding this device in the past few months, there are a few things that have remained the same in most of them. Hit the break to see some detailed information on what Apple’s next-generation tablet may include.


Let’s not beat around the bush, we’re going to be getting an iPad 3 (of some sort) in March. The specifics are harder to determine, but that they’ll be sought after is pretty much a given – expect Apple fan queues to be featured on evening news broadcasts!

The question I’d like to ask today is, unsurprisingly, will you be getting an iPad 3? Have you already sold you iPad 2 in desperate anticipation, have you prepped your camping gear?

Or, alternatively, are you unfazed by the whole thing, perfectly happy with your current iPad and planning not to get involved in the expected frenzy?

There is, I suspect, actually a third camp in this situation. Those people who haven’t yet decided and are letting the impressive (or not?) new features make their minds for them, people who desire a retina display (likely) or LTE connectivity (less likely) before parting with their cash.

Let us know in the comments the factors influencing your decision!

There’s been quite a bit of debate recently about the next version of the iPad, including all of the usual stuff: Retina display, quad-core chips, yada, yada, yada. But the interesting note lately that came straight from the Wall Street Journal is that Apple is testing out an 8-inch version of the iPad, and it just might be the new release that’s coming (per the rumors, anyways) in the first week of March.

Now we can play the speculation game on “will they or won’t they” all day long, but as usual, we’re not going to know the truth until our next iPad announcement. But what if there really is an 8-inch version of the iPad in testing? I think that it could be a reality, and I’ve got a few different reasons why. 

This week Nathaniel Mott wrote a fantastic piece about the possible future pricing of the iPad going forward into 2012. He speculated that it was likely that Apple would continue to sell the iPad 2 alongside the next iPad, despite the fact that the original iPad was quickly phased out.

What do you think?

Are you of the opinion that Apple is happy enough with the iPad 2 to keep it in the lineup, just as the iPhone 3GS, and 4, are still made and sold. Is the argument that their movement towards education makes the iPad 2 a great candidate for a price-drop a compelling one? Will they continue to sell the iPad 2 well into 2012 and beyond?

Feel free to get involved and leave a comment, perhaps say how long you expect the iPad 2 to stick around for! It’s all conjecture, but it gives you bragging rights if you’re on the money…

Last week we ran a poll entitled “What Are You Most Excited About in 2012?” The response was great, but relatively unsurprising. People want to see what the next generation of both the iPad and the iPhone looks like!

There has been a huge amount of speculation surrounding Apple making a new move in the television market, and that showed up in the polls – there was also concrete interest in a potential Apple Television. However, today I want to look at a few of the reasons I’m personally excited about the new iPad…


It’s the New Year, and the perfect time to take a poll about what’s getting people excited! Rather than publish an exasperating poll that encompasses all eventualities, from the Olympics to finally playing Monopoly all the way through, I’ve decided to stick with Apple and the possible/probably/likely launches that are due this year.

Are you giddy about the next iPad, a guaranteed appearance this calendar year, or is it the spurious and much-rumoured Apple Television that’s getting you worked up?

Click on the right and lodge your feelings on the internet, what harm can it do? I’m hoping there’ll be some iPad sympathy here on iPad.AppStorm, but I’ve got a feeling that the iPhone 5 might just edge it out in the expectation and excite stakes…

Am I right?

Feel free to leave any comments or thoughts below – are some of these things definitely not going to happen this year? Have I missed something massive?

Ever since the Retina Display was unveiled on the iPhone 4, one question has been on everyone’s mind: when is it coming to the iPad? One of the most-rumored features of the iPad 2 was this high-resolution display, and many (including myself) were disappointed that this wasn’t the reality.

With the iPad 2’s release almost a year ago, we’re due for an upgrade some time late winter or early spring. I’m willing to bet that the next iPad will have a high-resolution display, and I’d like to talk to you about how such a display would make my favorite device even better!


When the first iPad was announced in 2010, the reaction was a mix of excitement and criticism. The major complaints were the lack of any USB ports, a camera, the ability to multi-task, and the absence of support for Adobe Flash content.

In 2011, the iPad 2 added some of those features and an estimated 29 million iPads have been sold in the two years since the release of the original iPad – as Apple silenced the critics.

I decided it’s never too early to begin speculating about the future. Now that Apple has once again revolutionized a product line and put themselves firmly in first place, what can they do to improve with the iPad 3 and leave competitors struggling to keep up?