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Apple details iPad 3’s new iSight camera

Apple details iPad 3’s new iSight camera

Apple revealed that the next-gen iPad will feature an updated iSight camera with a 5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into the A5X chip. Although it’s not an 8-megapixel sensor as some might have hoped, the upgraded optics, which are similar to what’s on the iPhone 4S should provide the more than satisfying image quality.

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iPad HD Retina Display official

iPad HD Retina Display official

At today's iPad event, the high definition Retina Display was first off the blocks in a set of features that make up the next generation device. This upgraded display has the 9.7-inch screen of the iPad set at 2048 x 1536 pixels, this being "for the first time an iPad has a higher resolution than even the display behind me" as Apple's Eddie Cue noted. This display has "1 million more pixels than HDTV" Apple touted, with "264 pixels per inch in this display, and that's enough to call it a Retina Display."

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Apple touts iPad numbers, sold 15.4 million last quarter

Apple touts iPad numbers, sold 15.4 million last quarter

Ahead of unveiling the iPad 3, Apple is talking iPad numbers and performance so far, which you can imagine are impressive. In just the last quarter, Apple has sold 15.4 million units of the tablet, leaping well over PC sales. In fact, according to Apple, HP sold only 15.1 million PCs total in that same quarter.

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Apple TV 1080p refresh announced for March 16

Apple TV 1080p refresh announced for March 16

This week Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple TV will be refreshed with a new device that supports 1080p video, this standard also set for the iTunes movie store as well. As Cook noted, "we're also announcing that movies and TV shows in the iTunes store support 1080p HD. They are absolutely incredible quality." In addition it was announced that Apple TV would get a software upgrade, presenting a "new streamlined user interface" as well as iTunes Match support.

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“Apple has it feet firmly planted in the post-PC future” touts Tim Cook

“Apple has it feet firmly planted in the post-PC future” touts Tim Cook

Tim Cook had the stage first at today's Apple (iPad 3) event speaking at first about the a "post PC revolution." He spoke about how "Apple is at the forefront, leading this revolution," how "the PC is no longer the center of your digital world" and how even though most companies would be "thrilled to have just one of these devices" while of course "at Apple we're fortunate to have all three" - three being the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.

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Apple iPad 3 event: We’re in, join the liveblog!

Apple iPad 3 event: We’re in, join the liveblog!

It's time to begin Apple's latest and greatest event here starting in just a moment on SlashGear via our liveblog portal at http://live.slashgear.com/. We'll be blogging the whole event through our liveblogging portal as well our main news feed which you can filter by heading to our official Apple portal as well. We're expecting the next generation iPad, either called iPad HD or iPad 3, and some updates to Apple TV or iTV, whichever it'll be called when we see it. Stay tuned!

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iPad HD for the detail obsessed

iPad HD for the detail obsessed

For those of you looking to get the closest look at the device we've been obsessing over for days, weeks, and even months, we've whipped up a new comprehensive guide for the detail oriented. What we've got here is not a guide for what the iPad HD is, but what it'll be revealed as being tomorrow at the main event - also known as the iPad 3 event. This device is the third generation iPad unit to have been revealed by Apple, and has also been known thus far as the iPad 2S, right along the same lines as the newest upgrade to the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S.

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UK firm takes wagers on iPad 3 features, backs out quickly

UK firm takes wagers on iPad 3 features, backs out quickly

Think you know what's coming up on March 7th, when Apple finally (maybe, likely, definitely) reveals the iPad 3? Then put your money where your far-flung prediction is. That was the idea behind SkyBet's iPad 3 prediction betting pool, which briefly allowed gamblers to place bets on the specifications of the upcoming ubergadget. Unfortunately the gambilng site took down its prospective predisctions a few hours later. Some of the odds had climbed as high as twelve to one.

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iTunes U app released for iPad, teachers rejoice

iTunes U app released for iPad, teachers rejoice

Teacher will soon be able to "do everything on their iPad" as Apple announced this week at their education-based event this week, as iTunes U brings forth a fully interactive set of tools that any teacher, professor, or otherwise leader can use. The user interface is very similar to what iBooks has to offer, this being part of the grander plan to bring all of these education applications into one big experience for the classroom. Inside the iTunes U app, you the teacher are able to set up your classroom experience into categories, each category containing interactive elements such as checklists and the ability to send messages to students and give assignments through the web.

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Apple iBooks Textbooks set at stunning $14.99 or less

Apple iBooks Textbooks set at stunning $14.99 or less

The folks at Apple have this week shown off their new Textbooks category in their iPad and iPhone-based iBookstore, showing how interactive teaching can be done in a brand new way and for a much less expensive price: $14.99 or less. That's the price the books in this new section of the store will cost, and that's what groups like McGrawHill and Pearson have agreed to work with. We've seen how we can grab these books with iBooks 2, how iBooks Author can allow anyone to create such a fabulous interactive text, and now Apple is taking a vast swipe at the future of education with cost.

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