Apple has scheduled a Media Event today for iPad 3 announcement. A new generation iPad (the third generation) will be announced today with couple of new features and revamped hardware.
Update: 4G LTE iPad is already been showed in the Apple’s inventory.
10:00 PST – The Event has started and ‘Tim Cook’ is already on the stage discussing about the revenue Apple made from Mac.
10:04 PST – Showing off the various Apple stores including the ‘Grand Central Store’ on the giant screen.
10:06 PST – Apple Sold 62 Million iOS devices in one quarter.
10:08 PST – Siri gets an update, now supports Aussie accent, speaking French and German.
10:10 PST – Talking about iCloud, Tim Cook says it has 100 million users.
10:12 PST – iTunes in the cloud now supports Movies so that you can re-download the movies you have already purchased.
10:13 PST – New ‘Apple TV’ announced with new user interface. Showing DEMO on the screen.
10:16 PST – Apple TV will be available from 16th March, pre-orders start today.
10:18 PST – Time to talk about iPad.
10:20 PST – Tim Cook is praising the remarkable iPad.
10:21 PST – Next iPad will be announced in few minutes.
10:22 PST – Apple shows the New iPad.
10:23 PST – The ‘New iPad’ comes with a Retina Display.
10:25 PST – The ‘New iPad’ has 2048×1536 resolutions making 3.1 million of total pixels and comes with 40% better color saturation.
10:27 PST – New iPad will come with Apple A5X processor with quad-core graphics instead of A6 processor.
10:29 PST – Comparing the ‘Tegra 3’ from nVidia, A5 is 2x powerful and A5X is 4x powerful.
10:30 PST – iPad now features, 5MP iSight camera with 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into the A5X chip. Like the same setup as iPhone 4S.
10:32 PST – Comes with 1080p recording. Along with it the new iPad will feature voice dictation.
10:34 PST – New iPad now has 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE at 73Mbps.
10:36 PST – There are two separate devices for AT&T and Verizon but all the devices are 3G ready worldwide.
10:37 PST – New iPad supports personal hotspot mode if the carrier supports it.
10:38 PST – Incredible battery life with 10 hours still and 9 hours on 4G.
10:39 PST – New iPad is 9.4mm thin and slightly heavier than iPad 2 weighing 1.4lbs.
10:40 PST – iPad pricing will be $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB.
10:40 PST – 4G LTE version will cost $629, $729 and $829.
10:40 PST – New iPad will be available from 16th March in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan.
10:43 PST – New game, Sky Gamblers, announced!
10:44 PST – Autodesk Sketchbook Pro app showing on iPad allows more than 100MP photos to export.
10:49 PST – Mike Capps (President, Epic Games) announces ‘Infinity Blade: Dungeons’.
10:55 PST – Showing ‘iWork’ app for iPad with couple of new features.
10:57 PST – GarageBand now supports, iCloud sharing!
10:58 PST – iMovie updated and is been showcasing.
11:00 PST – iPhoto for iPad announced, new app making its way into iLife lineup.
11:02 PST – iPhoto app allows you to view your photos in all different way along with different method to edit it by showing up a demo.
Update: Apple Online Store is still down. Apple official website still showing iPad 2.
11:12 PST – Done with iPhoto Demo, Phil is back on stage.
11:16 PST – The new iPad will be called as ‘the third generation iPad’.
11:20 PST – iPad 2 will be still available, price dropped by $100.
11:22 PST – The new iPad will be available in white color too, and remember there is a Home button.
The event is finally over. As said earlier Apple announced ‘The New iPad’ to the world which is far and much better than the iPad 2 or any other tablet currently in the market. We will soon come up with detailed post with impressions and other features of the new iPad, stay tuned!