The New iPad 3 & Its Features
Apple lovers from around the world can’t seem to stop their excitement of getting hold of the new iPad 3. But since Apple is still tightlipped regarding the iPad 3 release date, let’s take a look at some expected iPad 3 features.
Apple will have the new iPad 3 adopt a teardrop design and aluminum plate casing. Regarding the width, although rumors have been going around that it’s going to be slimmer, there’s more proof to believe that iPad 3 will be a lot thicker than iPad 2. And the reason behind could be a longer battery life and an upgraded display resolution.
New Retina Display
iPad lovers, hopeful of iPad 2’s retina display, were not so impressed by the said technology because it still had a lot of limitations to it. It was good for viewing basic photos and videos but unable to support 3D and full-HD graphics.
With the iPad 3 release date fast approaching, it is likely that Apple has adopted the screen resolution of QXGA 2048×1536 pixels or the new Retina Display for the new iPad 3. With a powerful resolution as this, texts and graphics will absolutely look smooth, flawless, and continuous at any size.
With all the upgrades and additional features stacked up unto the new iPad 3, it is only rational that Apple amps it up with an A6-quadcore processor. This will make the anticipated iPad 3 faster, more power-efficient, and comparable to any high-end desktop.
Operating System (latest iOS 5 with Cloud computing)
The iPad 3 will be operating on iOS 5 with cloud computing. This could only mean that, aside from the benefits of iOS 5 (multi-touch gesture technology and multitasking features), users can take advantage of the iCloud technology which includes storing documents, applications, and accessing songs on iTunes without depositing them on the phone’s memory.
The iPad 3 will have an improved and smaller camera. It will have both front and rear-end cameras with specs bumped at 2 to 8 megapixels. The rear-end camera will be equipped with a dual LED flash that will be separated from the camera’s sensor. The iPad 3 camera will be able to capture videos at 1080p which estimates to 60 frames per second.
Aside from these powerful upgrades, additional features are also rumored to be adopted by Apple in the new iPad 3.
Virtual Assistant Siri
Siri became known with the release of the largely successful iPhone 4S. She’s a voice command virtual assistant that helps the user get things done. Now, Apple is said to be hard at work to make an upgraded version of Siri and adopt it in the new iPad 3. Aside from American English, the voice command technology will be made available in languages such as Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
4G LTE Wireless Compatibility
Yes we’ve heard all the upgrades that iPad 3 will undergo. But what’s the biggest news of them all? The new iPad 3 could be sporting the 4G LTE technology! Despite failure with inculcating the mentioned feature on the iPhone 4S (due to design compromises), Qualcomm is rumored to have produced a thinner LTE chipset. This makes it possible for Apple to adopt it on the iPad 3. Users can therefore expect the tablet to download and upload files faster than 3G. How cool is that!
NFC (Near Field Communication)
NFC will provide its users the convenience of transacting, exchanging, and connecting files and documents with just a touch. If it is added on the iPad 3, it will be easier for users to make payments online or serve as their ID cards.
Who doesn’t want to have in their property an Apple iPad, especially if it’s an iPad 3? Unfortunately, not all could afford to buy one. Hence, some consumers would resort to stealing.
To boost up its security features, Apple is said to have added a face recognition technology to the new iPad 3. The system operates on low-power and is made active all the time. And it’s only upon recognition of the iPad 3’s owner that the device can be unlocked and accessed.
Although still undergoing intensive work, Apple had already been granted patents on the fingerprint proof technology and they could be adopting it on the new iPad 3. The screen shall then be coated with oleophobic materials reducing retention of oils and fingerprints on the iPad’s screen.