TechTalk: Another iPad is unveiled
Apple has yet again produced another jaw dropping tablet computer in its release of the third-generation iPad, and no, its not called the iPad 3, just plain iPad. Weird right? Anyway, the iPad’s new features include a more powerful processor, attention-catching resolution at par with the iPhone 4S, and the ability to connect to the latest 4G LTE of telco networks that move data faster than its predecessors.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has described the release as the poster child of the post-PC world, by reason that for the last three months of the last year, iPad sales topped those of any personal computer sales.
Here are some more of its specs:
1. The processor is an Apple A5X ARM-based unit – it has quad-core graphics but is still a dual-core based unit.
2. Resolution is a stunning 2048 x 1536 pixels
3. You can now record 1080p video on the iPad 3 with an iSight camera. The rear camera is set at 5 megapixels and has a 5-element lens plus auto face-detection, auto focus lock and image stabilisation for video.
4. Dictation is now included within iOS 5.1 on the new iPad. Instead of typing, tap the microphone icon on the keyboard, then say what you want to say. Tap done, and iPad converts your words into text.
5. Apple has announced iPhoto for the iPad. It looks terrific and seems like a semi-pro tool there are some really professional photo editing tools in there.
6. The new iPad delivers the same battery life as the iPad – that’s 10 hours – with a 9 hours if you’re using LTE.
Impressive right? To think that the buzz from the release of the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s has seemingly just died down, here we are again with another Apple product. Time flies at hyper speed in the techno world. Nowadays, it seems like our attention span for a certain gadget or device is like a whirlwind romance: one minute you’re with a Galaxy S II and the next you’re with the latest iPad and vice-versa.
We appreciate very much the speedy development of technology, which undeniably makes communicating way easier today, but, however attractive the gadget is, the buying public also need to be reminded that you don’t necessarily have to buy everything new on the shelf. One has to bear in mind how he will be able to fully make use of the gadget he has bought to the extent that he gets the return of the money he spent. And we’re not just talking about bragging rights here.