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Apple iPad Liveblog

March 7th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

And we’re off! Tim Stevens has just started his talk at the Apple even, and we will be here all the way. We expect a new iPad, a new Apple TV and iOS 5.1. Press that F5 button!

19:08 – Apple has sold 315 million iOS devices in 2011. 62 million of them have been sold in the last quarter.

19:10 – 585.000 apps live on the App Store and 25 billion downloaded. Numer 25 billion was in China.

19:11 – iOS rolling out starting today! 100 million iCloud users.

19:12 The new Apple TV still lacks a normal iOS interface but is running on it. On 1080p, so still not Full HD

19:13 Apple TV uses third party apps.

19:14 Apple TV will be $99 – available March 16th

19:15 iPad time!

19:16 15.4 million iPads sold in Q4 2012

19:17 Apple sold more iPads than any other company sold computers in Q4.

19:18 HP sold 15.1 million PC’s ;-)

19:19 200.000 apps have been made for the iPad.

19:20 Apple estimates the iPad gained 100 competitors last year alone


19:23 Retina Display!

19:24 Competition will have a hard tiime beating that in the next few months

19:25 2048×1536 pixels or 264 pixels per inch. More than an HD screen!

19:27 A5X Quad Core CPU!

19:28 iPad receives an iSight camera. 5 megapixel and 5-element lens. Pretty much the same built quality as the iPhone 4S

19:30 Camera can shoot 1080p video’s

19:31 Voice Dictation. Yes, there’s a microphone at the bottom of the virtual keyboard.

19:32 4G LTE Inside

19:34 21Mbps on HSPA+, 42Mbps on DC-HSDPA and 73Mbps on LTE

19:33 Demo on AT&T Network

19:35 Rogers, Verizon, Bell, Telus and AT&T will be LTE partners

19:36 iPad can now be used as a mobile hotspot

19:38 iPad 2 had 10 hours of batterylife. The same will go for the new iPad

19:40 9.4mm thick and 1.4lbs in weight

19:41 $499 16GB – $599 32GB and $699 64GB Wifi

19:42 Add $130 for 4G

19:45 Available March 16th in the USA

19:46 UK, US, Canada, France, German, Switzerland, Japan all on the same day

19:47 Namco shows off a cool iPad 3 game

19:47 Autodesk on stage

19:48 Autodesk gaines 10’s of millions of new users on iOS vs. 10 million users on PC

19:48 The new Sketchbook Ink can export images of up to 100 megapixels. Eat that Adobe :-s

19:49 Epic Games Mike Capps on stage

19:50 Announces Infinity Blade: Dungeons, looking amazing!

19:52 A higher resolution and more memory than the Xbox 360 he says

20:12 We are back from a servercrash. You missed out on the new iWork, GarageBand and iPhoto on the iPad. Oh right, the bezels are touchsensitive as well!

20:15 No new dock connector and no missing home button

20:20 iPad 2 16GB remains on the shelves for $399 WiFi and $529 3G

20:22 “The New iPad” it is… A bit confusing perhaps…

20:24 That’s it! Recap time!

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