iPad Air

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Apple was not kidding when they said they had a lot more to cover. Yesterday at their launch event in San Francisco Apple unveiled their new iPad called the iPad Air. This sleek new piece of technology weighs in at only 1 pound! its thinner, lighter and much more power than the previous models. It boasts a 43-percent thinner bezel and a 20-percent thinner profile; it’s just 7.5mm thick!

The New iPad Air comes equip with a 9.7-inch Retina display, a 64-bit architecture with more than 1 billion transistors. There’s an A7 processor under the hood along with an M7 motion chip. Along with all these advancements under the hood, the new iPad Air has a 5-megapixel iSight camera that is capable of shooting 1080p video. The FaceTime camera on the front includes “larger pixels” and a backside-illuminated sensor for better image quality. Finally, as many people were quick to point out, the New iPad does not come with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor as seen on the iPhone 5s.

The New iPad Air will ship on November 1st to several countries, including the US, UK, China and Japan. Its price starts at $499. When the new tablet is finally available you will have your choice of silver, white, grey and black color options. Stayed tuned for more updates. We’ll have a hands on video coming soon.


Microsoft’s new Surface tablet will not threaten iPad’s dominance

The title of this post surprises you right? It surprised me being that once I got a look at Microsoft’s Tablet I was stunned and didn’t believe that Apple had a chance to compete with its ipad, but I was wrong.

Analyst say that Microsoft’s new tablet computers are no threat to Apple’s iPad, given the lack of enthusiasm among developers to create applications that run on the new Windows operating system.

As you all know Microsoft introduced its own line of tablets on Monday, taking on Apple’s iPad  as well as its own hardware partners including Samsung and Hewlett-Packard. This will be a hot battle between these companies but analyst believe ipad will still be on top.

“The most important factor in the success of a tablet is its ecosystem. Based on our discussions with developers, we find the lack of enthusiasm concerning,” Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said.

Misek predicts Windows 8 tablets to struggle to compete with the iPad, which offers more than 225,000 apps, and to a lesser extent with tablets based on Google’s Android operating system, such as the Galaxy Tab.

With 2 versions of the Surface tablet, Windows RT and the Windows 8,  selling two versions of the tablet in the same retail channels will confuse consumers, said analysts at Jefferies, Forrester Research and ThinkEquity.

“Choice is a key tenet of Windows, but too much choice is overwhelming for consumers,” Forrester Research said. “Apple gets this, and limits iPad options to connectivity, storage, and black … or white.”

By the looks of it, the Surface tablet is just doing way too much to provide the customers variety which is only causing confusing. Microsoft should re-think what their whole marketing plan and step their game up a little to show that this products is what people really want.

Apple’s new iPad ad showcases features working with the Retina Display

Found on 9to5mac, Apple recently aired a new iPad TV advisement showcasing the retina display. The ad showcases iPad features such as emailing, reading via Newsstand, TV show watching, iPhoto gallery making, Numbers document editing, drawing via apps, iBooks 2 textbooks, reading, and more and how the features look on the Retina display.

Apple to give Podcast their own app

Apple revealed a lot of new stuff about the iOS6 features at its annual developers conference this week, but there’s one thing they didn’t show off.

According to All Things Digital, Apple is creating  standalone app for podcast. Now this may not sound so exciting as the 3D maps for iPhone or Siri on iPad but its noteworthy given that Apple Currently serves podcast on iTunes and has you listen to them in a separate called Music.

In case you didn’t know, podcasts are pre-recorded audio shows of varying genres that users can subscribe to and listen to even when offline. 

As for the timing of such a release, Apple typically rolls out new iPods, and iTunes software in the fall at its annual music event. Last year that event was replaced with the debut of the iPhone 4S. Which was the last product Steve Jobs unveiled before his death. Rest his soul.

More Updates are coming soon.