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Canon shows off prototype 30-inch 4K reference display, won’t put a price tag on love

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

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With 4K cameras suddenly popping up everywhere we look at NAB 2012, it’s little surprise that Canon is showing off this matching 30-inch prototype intended for the very professionals tasked with mastering video shot by its latest hardware. Like the retina display, it produces an effect where no matter how close you’re standing it’s still impossible to pick out the individual pixels, and easily matched what we’d seen from a prototype 20-inch 4K LCD from Panasonic at CES. The people we spoke to who handled some of the work on Canon’s demo footage preferred it to their 2K projectors for the clarity and ability to get pixel accurate representations of the source material, plus it probably fits more easily into a production suite. The big question from all who see this in person is when will it be available and for how much, and while Canon says it’s due to ship this year, we’re on our own to speculate about the (surely astronomical) price.

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Apple to launch iPad in 21 additional countries this month

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Apple announced on Monday that it will launch its wildly popular third-generation iPad tablet in 21 additional countries this month. Beginning on April 20th, the new iPad will be available in South Korea, Malaysia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and eight more countries. Then on April 27th, the device will launch in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel and five additional countries. Apple confirmed in March that it sold more than 3 million iPad tablets during the device’s first four days of availability. The company’s full press release follows below.

New iPad Arrives in South Korea & 11 Additional Countries This Week

CUPERTINO, California―April 16, 2012―Apple® today announced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive in South Korea and 11 additional countries on Friday, April 20. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light.

In addition to South Korea, the new iPad also will be available beginning on Friday, April 20 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model.** The new iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just $399.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

**4G LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the U.S. and on Bell, Rogers and Telus networks in Canada. Data plans sold separately.

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Apple offers refund over Australian 4G iPad confusion

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Confused over Apple’s liberal use of the 4G moniker? The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reckons you have a point and took those concerns to Apple Australia. The company has now responded to the country’s federal court, offering to contact — by email — everyone who bought the retina-screened slab and promise a refund if they felt misled over its connectivity capabilities. Apple will also amend its point of sale details to explain that while it can connect to 4G (LTE) networks in the US and Canada, it won’t connect to Australia’s own next-generation network offered by Telstra. Apple also thinks that the existence of HPSA capability — and its nebulous definition as either a third-generation or fourth generation network — in the Land Down Under meant it could still hold onto those 4G credentials.

Apple offers refund over Australian 4G iPad confusion originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Crux360 keyboard case for the new iPad ships May 12th, preorder now for $150

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Looking to grab a keyboard case for those heavy typing duties on your new iPad? CruxCase has revealed the latest version of its Crux360 built for the most recent Apple slate with some new features to boot. First, the clamshell now features a snap in front design that allows for quick access when the case isn’t needed. There is also a “window cover” that now fully protects the rear panel of the iPad; however, if you really want to show off that Apple logo, the cover can easily be removed to do so. Connecting should be quick and easy too, as this model’s power and Bluetooth buttons are one touch instead of the usual press-and-hold type deal. Magnets keep the folding kit shut — preventing the case from opening up and exposing that precious Retina display to potential hazards. Keep in mind: the Crux360 features a hinge that allows you to rotate your slate all the way back on the keyboard for regular ol’ tablet mode and everything in between. Need a bit more info before dropping your $150 on one? Hit the source link below, where you can preorder a unit for before the May 12th ship date.

[Thanks, Brian]

Crux360 keyboard case for the new iPad ships May 12th, preorder now for $150 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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All the iPad Apps Updated for the New iPad’s Retina Display [IPad Apps]

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Engadget Mobile Podcast 129 – 03.12.2012

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Feel like you’re the only one not tweeting about staring into a gigantic retina display whilst galavanting through the streets of the Texas capitol? Hang out with us! Please be advised that Myriam’s hotspot and microphone got along miserably, so it’s a little crackly on her end, but it’s nothing you can’t manage. We trust you.

Hosts: Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), Brad Molen
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: TychoCoastal Brake (Ghostly International)

00:14:29 – The new iPad puts the camera back in focus: 5 MP sensor, AF lens, 1080p video
00:40:02 – Verizon will support Mobile Hotspot on the new iPad, AT&T still working on it
00:44:00 – Got an AT&T iPhone? iOS 5.1 now gives you ’4G’
00:55:28 – Sony Xperia S review
01:08:49 – HTC rolls out Sense 3.6 to the Nordics, Sensation users get first crack at ICS
01:12:30 – Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) to get ICS on March 10th (update: recalled)
01:14:43 – Got an AT&T iPhone? iOS 5.1 now gives you ’4G’
01:18:28 – Verizon-bound LG Lucid reveals itself in leaked press shots
01:21:30 – PSA: Nokia 808 PureView not coming to North America
01:23:55 – Samsung confirms pink Galaxy Note coming soon, we go hands-on (video)

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Engadget Mobile Podcast 129 – 03.12.2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Mar 2012 17:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple sells out of launch-day iPads

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Apple began running out of pre-order iPad inventory less than 24 hours after pre-sales first began. Now, it looks like all of Apple’s initial iPad stock has been depleted. The company’s online store currently shows an estimated ship date of March 19th for every available iPad model, including the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi models and each of the three iPad Wi-Fi + 4G versions for AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Apple unveiled the new iPad this past Wednesday at a press conference in San Francisco. The latest version of the wildly popular tablet features a Retina Display, a dual-core Apple A5X processor, an improved 5-megapixel camera and a slightly redesigned case. Early pre-orders will become available on Friday, March 16th.

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Apple’s new A5X chip may not come to the next iPhone, analysts say

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Apple on Wednesday announced the new iPad at a press event in San Francisco. Along with a Retina Display and improved camera, the slate is equipped with Apple’s A5X processor. The chip has two CPU cores, just like the A5, and four graphics cores for superior gaming and smooth operation of the high-resolution display. Apple has previously used the same chip in the company’s iPad and iPhone, however the A5X may not be ideal for smartphone use and the Cupertino-based company may instead look for a more power-efficient chip for the iPhone 5, MacWorld reported on Thursday. Read on for more.

“I think that this new chip is probably just for the iPad,” said Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst of The Linley Group. “It looks like they planned ahead for this.”

Gwennap believes that Apple may have moved forward with the A5X because it didn’t want to wait for a 28-nm chip. Mercury Research analyst Dean McCarron also believes the current A5X is unlikely to make an appearance in the next iPhone. “There’s no technical reason to make the iPhone display better,” he said. “For phones in particular … there’s a lot of incentive to use the latest process.”

McCarron agreed with Apple’s decision to remain on a dual-core CPU, claiming that most of the existing Apple software wasn’t designed for a four-core processor.

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Witness the Amazing Difference Between the iPad and iPad HD’s Display [Apple]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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