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March 7 Apple Live Event

Here's a breakdown of some of the most significant items happening at Cupertino!  I'm updating this as new stuff is announced.



iOS 5.1 is out!  It brings SIRI support to Japan.

Theres a new APPLE TV out, still apparently going to be $99 usd, and now supports full 1080p HD output, and iCloud support.  It will be available March 16.

Apple has confirmed that the new iPad:
  • has no "official" name yet...or is its name the "new iPad" ? quite vague Apple...
  • has a HIGH RES "Retina" display running at 2048 x 1536 pixels, 
  • has a new quad core A5X Processor
  • has new 5MP camera with auto-exposureand auto-focus
  • has voice dictation (siri? unclear yet...) 
  • has new LTE wireless connectivity 
  • has PRICE the same as iPad 2 -- no increase (rumor debunked) 
  • has NO CHANGE IN BATTERY from iPad 2 
  • has slightly thicker and slightly heavier: 8.8mm goes up to 9.4mm and and 1.3lb to 1.4lb.
  • will be available March 16 
iPad 2 will remain on sale - for those who wanted a cheaper iPad. In the USA it will be $399!
Updated iMovie and Garage Band apps for iPad meant to handle recording, editing, publishing HD video, thus eliminating the need for a different computer (at least thats what they are trying to accomplish)

Sources:
  • http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/9128313/Apple-iPad-3-event-live.html

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