Finally, Apple released its next iPad few hours ago. Before Apple’s event today, there were number of speculations that this ‘Resolutionary’ (that’s what Apple is calling it on its official website) device is called as ‘iPad 3’ or ‘iPad HD’. But, Apple just named this new product as just ‘The new iPad’. Perfect!
This naming convention makes sense if you think for long term. Just think about in future, does iPhone 13 or iPad 16 makes sense to you? This also makes sense if you think about the iPhone series. The current iPhone 4S is actually the fifth generation iPhone device, and the next iPhone series is the sixth generation and Apple may call it as iPhone 5. Err, may be or completely not. Hope Apple call the next iPhone just ‘iPhone’, instead of iPhone 5. This is just similar to MacBooks, iMacs or Apple TVs.
Now, to summarize today’s Apple event, the Cupertino introduced tow new major products, along with new iOS update and software.
iOS 5.1 is now available for download – The major updates in this release include –
Enhanced Siri support with Japanese language
ATT indicator now says ‘4G’ when applicable
Battery life fixed reportedly
Images can now be deleted from PhotoStream
Facebook integration in the Contacts app and you can directly upload to Facebook from Photos app
Dictation on iPad
New Apple TV
This set top box $99 device now supports 1080p and new interface.
Even Netflix announced that it supports 1080p content stream for Apple TV
The new iPad
Retina Display with a spectacular 2048 x 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch. That’s 3.1 million pixels and more resolution than a HDTV.
A5X chip with quad-core graphics.
Dictation (its not your Siri!)
5MP iSight camera with 1080p video recording.
4G LTE option.
$499 for 16 GB (iPad 2 is now reduced to $399)
If you are feeling more lucky to watch the event, navigate to the event link from the official website here.