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Component makers in Asia say they have received orders for the unannounced tablet that eclipse Amazon’s orders for the Kindle Fire, The Wall Street Journal reports. Apple is apparently thinking big for its iPad Mini, with an eye on not running out of the new tablet– at least initially.
Component makers in Asia say they have received orders to make more than 10 million of the much-rumored but as yet unannounced tablet in the fourth quarter, sources in the supply chain tell The Wall Street Journal. That target is roughly twice what Amazon reportedly ordered for theKindle Fire for the same quarter.
Those demands fly in the face of reports that the smaller iPad is proving a difficult task for manufacturers. The company’s supply chain is having a tough time producing the tablet due to the tiny device’s complex design, according to Topeka Capital analyst Brian White. However, he still expects the Cupertino tech titan to sell a boatload of iPad Minis by the end of the fourth quarter, reaching sales of 5 million to 7 million units. While Apple has declined to comment, iPad Mini rumors have been swirling for months.
According to those rumors, the device will feature a 7.85-inch display and go on sale for a price that’s far cheaper than Apple’s current, larger tablet. Apple has reportedly already begun mass production of the new tablet, and media invitations to its launch are expected to be sent out to the media later this week.
Did you know that there are six hidden keys on the iPad’s split keyboard that could help you type faster? I use the iPad for typing anything which is longer or URL in Safari or a line or two of an e-mail, and when I do use the keyboard, I rarely split it. This tip from a post on iPad Insight, however, might make me reconsider using the split keyboard. Lurking along the inside edges of the split keyboard are six hidden keys. They simply repeat three of the available keys on the opposite side of the keyboard, but these hidden keys might help touch typists type faster. Here’s the deal: instead of using your right thumb to reach the Y, H, and B keys, which are the left-most keys on the right side of the split keyboard, you can type those letters by tapping just off the right edge of the left side of the split keyboard. And the reverse is true for the T, G, and V keys. If my explanation is confusing, just look at this image to see where these six hidden keys reside:
To see the iPad’s split keyboard in action, check out video post here. And if the onscreen keyboard isn’t your thing, then perhaps you need an iPad keyboard case; Scott Stein picks his favorites. Do you have any iPad typing tips? And do you think these hidden keys might aid your iPad typing efforts? Let me know in the comments below. They have already shown quite a bit of what iOS 5 has to offer for both the iPhone and iPad. This time we are going to show you something that is specific to just the iPad. Steve Jobs announced a new split keyboard for the iPad at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) back in June. The split keyboard is currently only available on the iPad and allows for a different typing experience, but one that aims to improve the user experience. To activate the split keyboard, with the default keyboard visible, drag two fingers from the middle of the keyboard towards each side of the screen. It doesn’t make a difference if you are in portrait or landscape mode, the keyboard will then split into two halves, hugging the edge of the screen on each side. Make sure to check out the video above for a more visual demonstration. What are your thoughts on the new split keyboard? Is this something you see yourself using, or something that is to be used once and never again?
Today 20 April 2012. The New iPad so call as iPad 3 models are out. As usual, i love tech, i will keep you all updated with the latest happenings in our country Malaysia. The launch of The New iPad and the prices for iPad had release.
The Malaysia Apple reseller call Switch had officially announce The New iPad (iPad 3) price list for all of the models. As below here are the price list:
- New iPad (iPad 3) 16GB WiFi RM1,499
- New iPad (iPad 3) 32GB WiFi RM1,799
- New iPad (iPad 3) 64GB WiFi RM2,099
- New iPad (iPad 3) 16GB WiFi+4G RM1,899
- New iPad (iPad 3) 32GB WiFi+4G RM2,199
- New iPad (iPad 3) 64GB WiFi+4G RM2,499
You would wonder is buying The New iPad (iPad 3) is worth or rather go for iPad 2? Here its where will answer your question.
Buy The New iPad if you are a person which important about as below.
- High-quality images are important to you. The foremost argument for the new iPad is its gorgeous, high-resolution display. It’s sharper and brighter, and offers more compelling color and detail than the display on the iPad 2. If you appreciate the difference in image quality between standard-definition and high-definition content, you’ll want a new iPad.
- You love to play games. The new iPad blew its predecessor away on our PCWorld Labs graphics tests.
- You need to use a fast connection everywhere. The new iPad is the first Apple tablet that can connect to 4G networks. (You can buy a new iPad that works on either AT&T’s 4G network or Verizon’s 4G network.) If you go with Verizon, you can also use the iPad as a hotspot, allowing other devices to piggyback on its wireless connection. And Apple now sells only the Wi-Fi version of the iPad 2, so if you need an anywhere connection, the new iPad is your only option among Apple tablets.
- You like to keep lots of video and music on your tablet. The iPad 2 is available only with a 16GB capacity. If you need 32GB or 64GB, you’re looking at a third-generation iPad.
- You love to take pictures with your tablet. The new iPad’s camera may not replace your point-and-shoot, but it is far superior to the camera that the iPad 2 carries.
- Weight and size are important to you. The iPad 2 is slightly lighter than new iPad: 1.33 pounds to 1.4 pounds. Though that difference may not sound like much, but it’s noticeable when you hold the tablet in one hand.
- You hate recharging. In PCWorld Labs tests, the iPad 2 lasted 7 hours, 37 minutes while playing a video continuously. That’s nearly two hours longer than the new iPad, which held out for just 5 hours, 41 minutes on a charge.
- You’re, well, frugal. You’ll save $100 by buying a $399 iPad 2 instead of the baseline new iPad. That Ben Franklin can buy apps, music, movies, and then some; or you can sock the extra bucks away for the next version of iPad, which is likely to arrive in 2013.
If you are curious are the 4G or LTE is ready in Malaysia? The answer is No. You cant have a good coverage or a good bandwidth or a good coverage in Malaysia. The 4G or LTE technology is currently not that advance in Malaysia. There is none of the telecommunication company in Malaysia are supporting 4G or LTE. For me i will still choose 3G Service for Malaysia and also base on the bandwidth speed of our telecommunication company. For the 4G or LTE System, my point of view, its possible to have 4G or LTE but it might take a while for us to be able to use 4G or LTE in The New iPad (iPad 3).
So are you going to queuing it up and get The New iPad (iPad 3) ? There is also another way if you are not willing to queue to buy The New iPad. You can order online from Apple Store Malaysia. If you worry about the iPad Colour, don’t worry. The New iPad (iPad 3) are available in both Black and White Colour.
The Apple Press Released at Cupertino, Califonia on 16 April 2012. Apple today had announced the new iPad, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive in 12 additional countries on this Friday, 20 April 2012. The new iPad features a stunning new retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light.
In addition to the new iPad also will be available beginning on Friday which is 20 April 2012 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, South Korea, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, 27 April 2012, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand. The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. The New iPad will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just $399.
The new iPad battery life are depends on the device settings, usage and other factors. The actual results are vary. With the new 4G LTE is supported. The 4G LTE Data plans sold separately. Apple designs Macs with the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with The New iPad.
Here’s something that tends to get lost in the debate over e-book prices: Paper doesn’t cost very much. There’s a perception among consumers that an e-book should cost very little or next to nothing because there is no paper, printing, and shipping involved. But in fact, for a new best-selling hardcover, all of the costs associated with print, from the printing to the shipping to the distribution to the warehousing to returns, amount to a mere few dollars per copy, depending on the size of the print run.
The vast majority of a publisher’s costs come from expenses that still exist in an e-book world: Author advances, design, marketing, publicity, office space, and staff. You can therefore imagine the fear that e-book prices instill in publishing executives’ hearts. They’re only saving a few dollars per copy in the switch to the e-book world, but the prices of books were slashed more than half: from $24.99 to $9.99 and even lower. That begins to explain why publishers are trying to keep e-book prices high. But it doesn’t tell the whole story.
Along came the iPad
Before the introduction of the iPad, publishers sold e-books according to the “wholesale” model. Publishers set a list price for a book, they took roughly half, e-book vendors like Amazon took roughly half, and the vendor could set whatever price they want. So for instance, for a new e-book, let’s say the list price was around $24.99. Amazon paid publishers $12.50 per copy, but then turned around and sold the e-book for $9.99. They took a loss on e-book copies to help sell Kindles and to build a huge early lead in the e-book market.
This created several pressing concerns for publishers. For one, Amazon was helping devalue consumers’ notion of what a new book “should” cost. And two, publishers badly wanted competition in the marketplace, but they were hearing from other companies that wanted to get into the game that they couldn’t compete with Amazon’s prices. So along came Steve Jobs and the “agency” model: Publishers set the price of e-books and receive 70 percent. Publishers took that deal and then imposed it on Amazon, as detailed by my colleague Greg Sandoval.
But here’s the irony of the agency model: It wasn’t about making more money in the short term, even though e-book prices went up. Publishers raised prices and made less money per e-book copy sold. Take that $24.99 list price. Let’s say the e-book would have sold for $9.99 at Amazon in the old days but now the publisher charges the consumer $12.99:
Wholesale model e-book:
Publisher: $12.50 (roughly 50 percent of $24.99 hardcover retail price)
Amazon: – $2.50 (selling at $9.99)
Agency model e-book:
Publisher: $9.09 (70 percent of $12.99)
E-bookseller: $3.90 (30 percent of $12.99)
This wasn’t a story of money-grubbing publishers trying to stick it to consumers. They actually left money on the table. The result: The e-book marketplace competition that publishers wanted began to take place. Rather than competing on price, e-book sellers like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and others have, up until now, mainly been competing on user experience. And if higher prices slowed down consumers’ adoption of e-books and kept people attached to print, publishers were OK with that. Here’s why.
It’s still a print world
Not only are publishers’ margins better on higher-priced print books, but when bookstores close it has enormous ramifications for the industry. When Borders went bankrupt, for instance, Penguin Group was its single largest creditor, with $41.1 million outstanding. And even aside from financial considerations, publishers’ entire reason for existence is bound up in print. The major publishers are, quite simply, the best companies in the world at getting print books from authors to readers. Most of the tools at their disposal for making a book a hit are tied to a print world, from buying front-of-the-bookstore placement (yes, publishers pay for that) to book tours.
As the exponential growth of e-books has slowed, some publishers are even whispering their hopes that perhaps the rate of e-book adoption will slow further and print will be viable well into the future. But meanwhile, on the other side of the e-book price divide are consumers. Whatever the cost of paper, $10-plus e-books look mighty expensive when they’re undercut by 99-cent Kindle best sellers sold by authors who don’t have a publisher’s overhead. Publishers have a massive problem with perception of value. When you can’t hold it in your hands and easily pass it along to a friend, $10-plus just feels too expensive to many people.
And because publishers have been selling print books via the wholesale model and e-books via the agency model, this results in the confusing situation of e-books sometimes costing more than their print counterparts. With print, Amazon and other booksellers are allowed to charge whatever they want. With e-books, the publishers set the price and e-booksellers aren’t allowed to discount. So Amazon, for instance, might discount the print books under the e-book price and publishers have little control over that.
Whether publishers want it or not, change may be on the horizon. Three of the publishers named in the Justice Department suit have already settled and have agreed to variable pricing. Lower prices seem inevitable. Publishers may have bought themselves some time with higher e-book prices, but they won’t be able to hold the line forever. Updated to include information about price discrepancies between e-books and print.
The Retina Display topped the list as the most liked feature, while the iPad’s cost was the biggest complaint, says a new survey from ChangeWave. The new iPad scored higher in customer satisfaction than did previous models, but it comes with its own unique set of pros and cons. A full 82 percent of new iPad owners polled by ChangeWave last month said they were very satisfied with the tablet, while 16 percent were somewhat satisfied. Only 2 percent were somewhat unsatisfied, while no one was very unsatisfied. Those results compare with 74 percent of owners of the previous model iPad surveyed in February who were very satisfied and 23 percent somewhat satisfied.
Among all owners of the new iPad, ChangeWave uncovered a healthy list of likes and dislikes. The high-resolution display led the list of pros with 75 percent of those polled naming it the best feature. The long battery life took second place with 22 percent dubbing it their favorite feature. Other items in the most liked department included 4G LTE support, a faster processor, and the new 5-megapixel camera. Those surveyed weren’t shy about divulging their least favorite features, with cost proving a major gripe. Topping the most disliked list was the cost of the new iPad, cited by 26 percent. The cost of the wireless data plan was noted by 23 percent. Other features that earned a thumb’s down included the size and weight, the amount of storage, the lack of integration with other devices, and excessive heat.
Focusing on the heat issue specifically, ChangeWave found it largely a non-issue. Only 4 percent of those polled considered excessive heat to be somewhat of a problem, while no one considered it a very big problem. And 89 percent said they haven’t run into any trouble with excessive heat. The new iPad has triggered some concerns over extra heat being generated under certain conditions. Testing from both side which is my side and Consumer Reports did find the new iPad warmer than the iPad 2 at times but not excessively so. To compile its results, ChangeWave surveyed 200 new iPad owners from March 22 to 28.
The company’s Reuse and Recycling Program will offer gift cards in exchange for the various flavors of your used iPad 2.
New iPad buyers looking to palm off their iPad 2 tablets have yet another option courtesy of Apple. The company will give you an Apple Store gift card worth as much as $320 in exchange for your iPad 2. That price tag is only for the highest-end 64GB Wi-fi + 3G edition and assumes the unit is in good working condition. But Apple will still float you some type of reward for lower-end models, even ones not in the best of health. Crunching the numbers at the company’s Reuse and Recycling Program found the following deals for iPad 2 units with no flaws:
- iPad 2 Wi-fi (16GB) – $205
- iPad 2 Wi-fi + 3G (16GB) – $250
- iPad 2 Wi-fi (32GB) – $245
- iPad 2 Wi-fi + 3G (32GB) – $280
- iPad 2 Wi-fi (64GB) – $275
- iPad 2 Wi-fi + 3G (64GB) – $320
Defective or even non-working tablets can still win you a gift card. A cracked, water-damaged, non-functional 16 GB Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 will net you $50, while a 64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G model in the same condition will bring in $80. Apple is one avenue for getting rid of your old iPad, especially one in poor condition. But you can typically score better trade-in deals at other sites, such as eBay and Gazelle, even for defective models.
A search at eBay’s Instant Sale site found an offer of $130 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 in non-working condition. Gazelle’s offer was $100 for the same model in similar condition. Amazon also is offering its own trade-in program, though it won’t accept tablets that aren’t working. You’ll want to act fast if you’re looking to get decent money for your iPad 2. The trade-in values are likely to inch down once the new iPad finds its way into the hands of customers.
We understand that the Philippines LTE network will use the 2.1GHz band, and that trials have been conducted. However, a report is stating that the Philippines will only receive a non-LTE version of the tablet. Do also note that a launch date for the Philippines has not been announced. Apple unveiled the new version of its popular iPad tablet yesterday, with a whole host of new improvements including a high-resolution display, a faster processor and LTE support. The company will also be launching the slate globally on March 16, with Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan being the first Asian countries on the list. Macau is the only other Asian country scheduled to get the device in the second wave, leaving out most of Southeast Asia including countries like Malaysia. If you happen to live in one of these lucky countries, take heed before you start prancing around in joy. One of its newest features, LTE support, will not work outside of the US and Canada even if your country has LTE networks. This is because the North American LTE networks utilize the 700MHz and 2.1GHz frequency, unlike the rest of the civilized world, which usually uses the 800MHz, 1.8GHz, 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz band for its networks. Some countries are also considering using the 900MHz, which is currently used by 2G networks, once they move all their users over to 3G networks.
Apple’s iPad supports LTE on 700MHz and 2.1GHz, which means that owners of the new iPad in countries like Hong Kong, which will use the 2.6GHz band, will not be able to enjoy the fast speeds once it’s network is ready. The same situation is also applicable in Japan, as telcos there are using the 800MHz and 2GHz bands for their LTE networks. In Singapore, local site HardwareZone has reported that all three local carriers will be using the 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz bands for its LTE operations, which means that the new iPad will also not be able to access the upcoming networks. In a separate report by a local daily, Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said that the 700MHz band in Singapore is currently used by broadcasting services, though the government agency did not “rule out making part of the 700MHz band available for 4G services in the future”. Apple would not confirm if the company would be releasing an iPad that is compatible with global LTE networks. In a statement a spokesperson said that the new iPad “is designed with cellular antennas that access a larger frequency spectrum, giving you the most comprehensive support for networks around the world and blazing-fast downlink speeds of up to 42Mbps with DC-HSDPA and up to 21.1Mbps with HSPA+”. The statement did not include any mention of LTE support–which effectively rules out one of the key features of getting the new iPad. That said, the tablet is still compatible with current 3G networks and will be able to utilize the fast HSDPA and HSPA speeds, though that is greatly dependent on the quality of your telco’s network and the type of data plans available.
If you’re disappointed with what the new iPad has to offer, Apple won’t mind. Its challenge isn’t this product, it’s the next one. (Hint: It’s two letters long. To those for whom gadgets are oxygen, the launch of the new iPad must have been exciting. But to those for whom oxygen is oxygen, all they learned was that there was a new iPad with a name that matches the obvious with the confusing. That Apple succeeded in adding so little to its iPad demonstrates most strongly its competition’s Keystone Cops-ish disarray. The company didn’t–perhaps couldn’t–transfer Siri to the iPad. And yet no one seemed concerned. Those who adore numbers will have been moved by the scale in which what was once an underdog brand has followed in Nike’s sneakersteps–and suddenly found competitors’ throats beneath.
One hundred seventy-two million post-PC devices. 15.4 million iPads last quarter alone. In that same quarter, 110 million people wafted down the aisles of their retail stores. Apple sold more iPads last quarter than HP shipped PCs. Somewhere, those who run the U.S. car industry wished they’d been a little more nerdy. When it came to presenting the new iPad, you sensed that, lovely though the new screen might be, the folks on the stage were thinking about their next gig, not this one. This was Detroit two nights before the Garden. This was the Rams a week before the Patriots. Apple knows that no rival tablet has captured people’s imaginations. (Certainly no profitable tablet.) There was a very healthy argument that the company didn’t need to launch a new iPad at all. But the fans needed something. So they got a live album. At an emotional level, Apple now largely owns the handheld world. The iPhone, the iPad and the MacBook Air are each the most desirable machines for those who like to travel light (and sexy) and be seen traveling light (and sexy). The next step has to be a takeover of the one piece of electronic furniture that Apple has never emitted from its little basement workshop: television.
Four times more pixels than iPad 2. Razor-sharp text. Richer colors. The Retina display transforms the entire iPad experience. So everything looks and feels incredibly lifelike and perfectly detailed.
The best display ever on a mobile device.The best display ever on a mobile device. Everything you do with iPad, you do through its large, beautiful display. And when the display is better, the entire iPad experience is better. The Retina display on the new iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44 percent greater color saturation, and an astounding 3.1 million pixels — in the same 9.7-inch space. That’s four times the number of pixels in iPad 2 and a million more than an HDTV. Those pixels are so close together, your eyes can’t discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance. When you can’t see the pixels, you see the whole picture. Or article. Or game. In ways you never could before.
Breakthrough technology. For a breakthrough display.
In order to create a display with four times the pixels, we had to design it in a completely new way. You see, every pixel in a display has multiple signals telling it when to light up. But when you have a lot of pixels and a lot of signals on the same plane, signals get crossed and image quality suffers. To make sure everything on the new iPad looks crystal clear, Apple engineers elevated the pixels onto a different plane — separating them from the signals. It’s technology that’s breakthrough. Just like the new iPad itself.
The A5X chip with quad-core graphics drives four times the pixels of iPad 2 yet it delivers the same smoothness and fluidity iPad is known for. Even with all that extra oomph, the new iPad still gets an amazing 10 hours of battery life.
More power on display.
The Retina display on the new iPad wouldn’t be possible without the new and powerful A5X chip. It drives power to every one of the 3.1 million pixels in the display. And its quad-core graphics processing makes everything you do on iPad feel incredibly responsive. From the little things like swiping, scrolling, and pinching to the big things like editing photos in the new iPhoto, applying filters and transitions in iMovie, and, of course, playing games.
Instant on. Touch and go.
You use your iPad all the time. A few minutes here, an hour or so there. And each time you press the Home button or open the Smart Cover, it’s ready to go. Instantly. That’s the work of flash storage. It’s fast and reliable, so you can get to your apps and do whatever you need to do, pronto.
Battery life spared.
The new iPad features a Retina display with four times the pixels of iPad 2 and quad-core graphics. How much of an effect does that have on battery life? Almost none. You still get up to 10 hours of power to read, watch, play, write, and create whatever you want, all you want.
The new iPad features Apple’s 5-megapixel iSight camera. Designed with advanced optics, it lets you shoot gorgeous photos and 1080p HD video. The 5-megapixel iSight camera features a backside illumination sensor that captures great-looking pictures whether by sunlight or candlelight. Autofocus, tap to focus, and tap to set exposure functions mean every photo you take instantly becomes a frameworthy gem. And with built-in face detection that automatically balances focus and exposure across up to 10 faces, there’s more room for more grins. So everyone look at iPad and say “Cheese.”
Record HD video in full 1080p.
Sometimes life takes you by surprise. You’re reading a best seller on your iPad waiting for the morning train when you spy a gifted performer on the platform. Or you’re browsing the web on the couch when your dog trots by wearing your daughter’s tutu. The iSight camera on the new iPad lets you capture all these unpredictable, beautiful, and hilarious moments. In 1080p HD, no less. And with automatic video stabilization, your recording is free of bumps and shakes. Which is a big advantage when you’re laughing uncontrollably.
It’s all in the lenses.
Megapixels matter. But the quality of a photo is determined by other things, too — like the camera’s optics, image signal processor, and software. The iSight camera uses advanced optics to give you the best picture possible. With an ƒ/2.4 aperture and a five-element lens, it captures light efficiently to produce a sharper overall image. And the hybrid infrared filter — typically reserved for expensive SLR cameras — keeps out harmful IR light for more accurate, uniform colors. The advanced hybrid infrared filter keeps out harmful IR light, so you’ll see more accurate and uniform colors. The larger ƒ/2.4 aperture lets in more light, so photos look brighter and better.
Built with the latest in wireless technology
The new iPad lets you connect to fast data networks around the world — up to 4G LTE.
World ready. And very well connected.
You use your iPad a lot, so you want it with you wherever you go. The new iPad offers the most comprehensive support for networks around the world. It’s designed with cellular antennas that access a larger frequency spectrum. That means you can get online almost anywhere you are — whether you’re on AT&T or Verizon. You can even pop in a local SIM card to get a connection when you’re traveling.Learn more about Wi-Fi and 4G
Really really fast is your only option.
The new iPad supports fast cellular networks the world over — up to 4G LTE.2 So you can browse the web, stream content, or download a movie at blazing-fast speeds. It also works on GSM/UMTS worldwide network technologies including HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA — the fastest 3G networks out there. You’ll see downlink speeds up to 42 Mbps with DC-HSDPA and up to 21.1 Mbps with HSPA+.3
iPad as a personal hotspot.
Now for the first time, you can share the high-speed data connection on your iPad. If your carrier supports it, iPad can act as a personal hotspot for connecting up to five devices — such as a MacBook Air, an iPod touch, or another iPad — over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB.
The world’s most advanced mobile operating system.
iOS is the magic behind iPad. It lets you see and do everything using Multi-Touch. It includes all the powerful, innovative, and fun built-in apps you use every day, many times a day. It’s the preferred choice for app developers. And it’s yet another reason no other device comes close to iPad.
Your content. On all your devices. iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, mail, contacts, calendars, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices.4 So if you buy a song, take a photo, or edit a calendar event on your iPad, iCloud makes sure it appears on your Mac, iPhone, and iPod touch, too. You don’t have to do a thing.Learn more about iCloud
Talking is the new typing. Write an email. Send a text. Search the web. Or create a note. And do it all with only your voice. Instead of typing, tap the microphone icon on the keyboard. Then say what you want to say while your iPad listens. Tap Done and, just like that, your spoken words become written words. Dictation also works with third-party apps, so you can do things like update your Facebook status or share a thought on your Twitter feed.
Apps for iPad aren’t like anything else. That’s because every app — 200,000 and counting — is designed to work with iPad features like the beautiful 9.7-inch screen, Multi-Touch, the accelerometer, the gyroscope, and more. Learn more about apps for iPad
Over 200,000 apps to choose from.
The App Store is home to over 200,000 apps and counting — all made just for iPad. And many of them are free. You buy apps from the App Store using the same Apple ID you use to buy music from iTunes. Find an app you like, tap to buy it, and it starts downloading instantly. iPad lets you know when updates are available, so your apps are always current.
Apps made just for iPad.
An app that’s made for iPad is genuinely made for iPad. That means it’s specifically designed to take advantage of the way iPad works. Need proof? Check out Apple’s beautiful iPhoto app on the new iPad. It’s just one of thousands of apps that let you do things with iPad you never thought possible. With iPhoto in the picture, the iLife family of apps for iPad — including GarageBand andiMovie — is complete.5
More than a way to protect iPad from dust and scratches, the iPad Smart Cover can wake and sleep iPad with a simple open and close. It even folds back and instantly turns into a handy little stand.
A cover with magnetic appeal.
What a smart pair. iPad and the iPad Smart Cover, that is.6 Smart magnetic technology built into each one really pulls them together. The iPad Smart Cover snaps perfectly into place to protect your iPad screen. Open the Smart Cover and your iPad wakes up. Close it and your iPad goes to sleep. Fold the Smart Cover and it becomes a stand. It’s all just so, well, smart.Learn more about the iPad Smart Cover
Whether it’s the new album you bought, photos of your Barcelona escapade, or an HD movie, AirPlay lets you stream what’s on your iPad straight to your speakers and HDTV. All the great stuff on your iPad — your music, photos, and videos — can stream wirelessly to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV7 or to AirPlay-enabled speakers over a Wi-Fi network. With just a tap on the AirPlay icon, you can rock the house with your favorite album, have a movie night, or show off some photos. And go big. Learn more about AirPlay.
iPad and the Environment
Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more
iPad embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:
- Mercury-free LCD display
- Arsenic-free display glass
- Recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure
Apple and the Environment
Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Apple Product Environmental Reports detail the environmental attributes of our products.
Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your iPad.