We've already heard rumours that Tuesday's Apple event will include not only the fabled iPad Minis, but a refreshed version of the big guy, perhaps with new internals and a lightning port. This maybe could be it, maybe. And who doesn't love to speculate?
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It's no great secret or news that you can get a knockoff version of just about anything in China with just a little bit of haggling involved. But I couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit one of Shanghai's technology markets when I was there last week — and in doing so, come face to face with the "iPad 3".
After promising to purge any mention of the 4G capabilities of the new iPad from its Australian marketing, it looks like Apple has come through. But rather than surgically make the change to just the Oz Apple Store, the company has taken a machete to all its major online fronts, lopping 4G from the US, UK, New Zealand, Canada, and Hong Kong stores, among many others.
The new iPad might have a gorgeous retina display, but a test from AnandTech shows that its predecessor gets better battery life.
We don't get a proper 4G experience for the new iPad in Australia, but we do get the promise of faster dual channel HSPA+ data connections. How well does this promise hold up? Gizmodo Australia hits the road to test out the real world results.
Users are reporting new problems with the new iPad: the Wi-Fi seems to be a lot weaker than it is on the iPad 2, iPhone or MacBooks, according to numerous reports on AppleCare support thread. Could this be another antennagate? Have you experienced the same?
Since it's launch, there's been talk about the new iPad running hot. Well, here's some proof: these images show the outer case gets around 5C warmer than its predecessor.
The new iPad guts are nice, at last with 1GB of much-needed RAM to accelerate all that web browsing. But the most impressive thing is the new battery, which takes most of the space. It's a gigantic 70 per cent larger!
The gadget surgeons at iFixit have seized the new iPad and are currently tearing it down. Will the procedure reveal the rumoured 1GB of RAM and 1GHz processor? What details will we learn about the beautiful retina display? Updated.
Apple has exacting demands when it comes to quality control, and few things need to hit harder on quality than the retina screen on the new iPad. According to Bloomberg, the only company that was able to make the screens up to Apple standards was Samsung. You know, the company Apple's been trying to sue into the ground for months and months. Awkward.
One of the new iPad's video features — along with 1080p recording and video stabilisation — is temporal noise reduction. Apple claims it will improve the quality of footage in low-light conditions. OK, but what the hell is it?