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Apple iPad 3/HD announcement meta-liveblog

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Apple iPad 3/HD announcement meta-liveblog
So, you're interested in learning everything about the new Apple iPad 3/HD? Well, you've come to the right place, as this is where we''ll do our meta-liveblog of the announcement event. What this means is that you'll be able to follow everything that happens at the event thanks to our timely updates that will appear below, images courtesy of Engadget, Gdgt and Cnet.

Of course, while you're waiting for the start, why don't you refresh your memories by reading our iPad 3 rumor round-up?!

Stay tuned to PhoneArena, people, as the event is going to begin at: 1PM ET | 12PM CT | 10AM PT | 7PM CET


 

Live event tracker

13:28
13:27And it's a wrap! There you have it, guys - "the new iPad"! We guess it'll just be iPad. Again. Thanks for being with us!
13:24Interesting, at the end Tim said that there's a lot to look forward to from them in 2012... wonder what that would be...
13:22Tim Cook is back on stage, and they are still referring to the new gadget as "The new iPad". They are now showing their first ad for it.
13:20The iPad 2 will continue to be available - starting at $399 for the base, 16GB Wi-Fi model.
13:16They are now rolling a video about the new iPad... things do start to sound like it'll be an iPad 2S. Though we don't know for sure yet.
13:14OK, a long demo of iPhoto is over, and it's been announced that the price of the app is $4.99 - it's available today.
13:08
13:06The app seems powerful - it can work with images as big as 19 megapixels. Sweet!
13:02And here comes the first new app - iPhoto! It's all about photo editing - effects, other tweaks and so on.
12:58
12:58iWork has been updated, as is GarageBand - the new versions should be available today... Wow, iMovie is updated too!
12:56It's called Infinity Blade: Dungeons - here's for hoping it'll have more gameplay to it than the conventional IB.
12:54There seems to be a new game by Epic, makers of Infinity Blade, something looking similar to Diablo, as GDGT claims.
12:50
12:48They are now demoing some new software for the iPad's new Retina Display - third-party stuff, nothing Apple-made yet.
12:45Some more pricing: the 4G iPads will come for $629, 729 and 829 respectively, for the 16, 32 and 64 GB versions.
12:44The "new iPad" as it is called, will be available on March 16. Now that's what we call good news!
12:42Pre-orders are starting today! Of course, all the UI elements have been reworked to look good on the new Retina Display.
12:41The design remains the same - 9.4mm thin, weighs 1.5 pounds. The price is also the same - $499 for the base model.
12:41
12:40Battery life remains at 10 hours.. probably Wi-Fi? As well as 9 hours on 4G, not specified if it's LTE or HSPA+ we're talking about.
12:38They'll have LTE versions for both AT&T and Verizon, and both will have global 3G support.
12:37
12:36Should deliver maximum of 72 Mbps down. Where LTE is not available, HSPA+ will take care with up to 42 Mbps down.
12:35LTE will find its way in the new, still-unnamed iPad!
12:35It shoots 1080p video with all goodies like stabilization and noise reduction.
12:33Sorry for our technical problems by the way, let's hope system lives through event...
12:32
12:31The new camera: 5MP, 5-element lens, IR filter and ISP - same as on the iPhone 4S, but 5MP.
12:30The display should be about 44% more saturated, we guess they are talking about color saturation.
12:30
12:29In case you're wondering - the "graphics" of this new chip are quad-core, which probably means that the CPU isn't...
12:28The A5X processor is also confirmed.
12:28
12:26Ok, guys - it's now certain that the new iPad will have a hi-res screen: 2048 x 1536 pixels.
12:23Alright, after Cover it Live kind of crashed, we're back at it again...
12:19Testing, testing...
 





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posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:01 21

1. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


looks like catch up day at ole iTURD! "today we'd like to announce last year's technology at today's patented iEVENT" "jobby jobs could not be with us today but he is here in iSPiRIT!"

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:38 8

12. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


droidrage comes in

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:39 1

30. Triton (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Their hatred is amazing, and unhealthy.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:13 4

18. CN1PER (banned) (Posts: 163; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Droiddomination
i love that i like that
keep it up

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:26 2

25. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Absolutely iNgeniOus, keep up the good work (iMean iWork)....

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:01 6

2. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


I can't wait!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:08 7

3. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 461; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Amazing, for someone who hates apple, droiddumbnation was the first reply. Wow, didn't see that coming.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:48 1

40. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iAm going to thumb you down and, since iAm #11, you will be iVanquished!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:55 1

45. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 461; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


And I care because

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:56 1

54. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


tree-fitty > tre-nitty

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:11 5

4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


wow whatever gave you the impression i did not like aple, dumb arsh!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:12 1

5. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Whoooooooohooooooooo!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:13 3

6. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Droiddomination, Tre-Nitty:

grow the hell up.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:19 1

22. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 461; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Shut up! Who was talking to you.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:51 2

43. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


No one was talking to me. However, The discussion portion of the page is for discussion of the article, not bickering back and forth like twelve year-olds on the Internet. These articles were written professionally and someone has taken special time and care to make sure it's perfect. I'm sure they would appreciate it if the commentors use the space on the page to promote intelligent conversation and debate, not silly little insults.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:45 1

67. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


yes iMOTHER.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:17 5

8. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


ok i am sorry. i love apple now. i will go to my place in line and wait for my revolutinary new device!!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:31 9

11. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Lets just wait and see what the giant ipod will bring..

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:00 3

15. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Yup. Not a fan of iStuff but I'm really interested in the supposed screen of this thing.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:28 1

27. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


im going to hold off the comments a bit untill it comes out then ill continue to laugh at the ish33p go crazy over nothing

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:08 2

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


more than the giant note will bring

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:41 1

32. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


the galaxy tab will be better jus you wait lol

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:27 1

48. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


i have been waiting for a year now,.. and nothing...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:13

46. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


speaking of the note.. HAve they announce a winner yet?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:48 5

14. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Whether you like it or not, both the original iPhone and iPad were revolutionary and game-changing devices. Up until the iPhone 4 there were few other phones that could even compete with the iPhone. Same with the iPad; in 2011 not many other tablets could stand up to it. Last year was the year that Android phones truly overtook the iPhone with all-around better devices. The new quad-core ICS Android tablets are easily better tablets than last year's iPad, but today is the day that we'll see if Apple let's Android claim the tablet market the same way it took the ohone market.

Isn't competition fun?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:16 4

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


glad to see the Apple haters.. rise and shine.. say what you want but they will paying attention... they say they hate Apple.. but they love to hate...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:25

24. CN1PER (banned) (Posts: 163; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Galitoking
life is full ov dum dopey people
and they are all sheep fans
cause they dont have ibrains

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:56

53. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


What is ov dum?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:28

26. CN1PER (banned) (Posts: 163; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


There are more haters
than lovers
the rest just go with the flow
showing saying following the fashion
having an iphone4 is cool
and stylish

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:49 1

68. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


can i be stylish and cool please!!!! like igallismokin? baaaaaaaaa baaaahhhhh!!!!!!! i need someone to shave my wool so i can by some iSMOKE!!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:16 1

20. MTSMega (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


waiting ipad 3

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:19 3

21. JayRaj (Posts: 54; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


Fandroids and iFans are so much against each other that if they had the power, they won't even allow product announcements of the other side. Crap!! Appreciate what u like... Y pull the legs of what u don't?!
I guess I'll get thumbs down from both sides!! ;D

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:47 2

37. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


no thumb for you sir!

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 11:49

84. JayRaj (Posts: 54; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


Got more thumbs than u! :P

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:32

28. Musty18591 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


how much time left for the announcement !!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:39

29. Musty18591 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


k lets face it 12M Android tablets in total against 15M ipads in the Q4 2011 !!!! i have SGS2 and ipad2 so yeah in tablets apple is way ahead !!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:39 6

31. iTaco50 (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Today is a horrible day for fandroids. Apple will come out with another amazing device and break sales records. Fandroids will be green with envy and try to convince us that's it's not an amazing device.

As soon as 10am hits fandroids will be glued to their screen hitting refresh waiting anxiously on the new iPad.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:42 2

33. remixfa (Posts: 14187; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


is this the real taco, or a fake taco? if its the real taco, are you that unoriginal u cant even come up with another new name? lol. at least its fitting.

Lets see what new name u come up with next week when this one gets banned.

can we just ban his IP please? it cant really be that hard!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:49 3

41. iTaco50 (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Thanks for being right on queue fandroid. "I don't expect much blah blah blah". You will be refreshing your screen every ten seconds. Big day for you.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:29 2

49. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


welcome back Taco!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:43

34. Musty18591 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


10 am how much left for that time in ur time zone here its 7.43 pm now !!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:48 1

39. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


its a fake taco lol

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:03

58. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


pathetic

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:43

35. remixfa (Posts: 14187; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I dont have high expectations for this one other than the HD screen, as this still has Jobs fingerprints all over it. I'm looking to the next one to see how things change under Cook's leadership as far as minimal upgrades or taking chances.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:48 6

38. iTaco50 (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yea no high expectations it will only be the best tablet on the market hands down.

How many customers did T-Mobile lose last quarter? Looks like you'll be out of a job soon. No I products = out of business

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:31 3

50. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


happy day at Apple camp... we have the new king of tablets released today and Taco is back

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:05 1

59. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


McDonalds also sells the most hamburgers. Does that make them the best? Hell NO stop embarrassing yourself. We all know it will sell like crazy to all the sheepies who like minor upgrades just to have the latest. Doesn't mean we cant all laugh at you in the process

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:25 1

64. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


if the most selling tablet is not the best.. then.. Zoom is?.. Galaxy tab?... touchpad?.. playbook.. please.. outside of tech websites.. no one has heard of those tablets... so by default.. no real competition does make it the best...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:05

73. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


it makes it popular not the best, lay off the apple chicken flavored kool aid

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:25

65. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


if the most selling tablet is not the best.. then.. Zoom is?.. Galaxy tab?... touchpad?.. playbook.. please.. outside of tech websites.. no one has heard of those tablets... so by default.. no real competition does make it the best...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:07 1

60. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4437; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Well you know how long the Apple iPad 2 was the best.(not too long) The "new iPad" is the best now because it was just announced. You know very well that Samsung will come out with a beast of a tablet just to topple the "new iPad".(weak name) lol

Also there are going to be some beastly quad-core chips that will make Apple's A5X look like child’s play in a mere couple of months. Remember Android had the FIRST quad-core tablet last December so I was expecting Apple to have a more powerful quad-core now.(just barely)

The S4 quad-core with Adreno 320 from Qualcomm will eat this quad-core A5X for breakfast. Now please don’t forget Samsung & Texas instruments. They are going to be pushing ARM A15 dual-core & quad-core processors so Apple’s little A5X will have a VERY short time in the lime-light. lol

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:28 1

66. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


SAE.. the only tablet worthy has been the ipad 2 not Samsung not Moto.. has come close to the ipad... maybe Asus. but they make 7 inchers.. that argument about Samsung coming with soemthing better was done last year, and we al know what happen.. the galaxy tabs 2 are worst the the original... the Note?... is that it Samsung... try again

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:50 1

70. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4437; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Samsung didn't unveil anything worthy at the last show. Samsung is saving their best for the next show, there they will unveil their new Galaxy SIII & their new high rez Galaxy Tabs with their new Exynos processors.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer was better than the iPad 2 & the 2 1/2 month old Transformer Prime was WAY better than the iPad 2. This "new iPad" is barely better than the Transformer Prime.

So gallitoking Apple's "new iPad" will be the best until the new quad-cores come out so like I said before Apple's time in the lime-light will be VERY SHORT. They should have come out with a quad-core Cortex A15 processor, then we could be talking. Their baby A5X is just that a baby! The dual-core Cortex A15 processors will be more powerful than Apple’s baby quad-core. Those can go as high as 2.5GHz. lol

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 16:49 1

75. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


duh. every product is only as good as the next product... of course coming devices should be better... thats the innovation right?.. I expect the next tablet relased to be better than what is in the market at that time... and thast were Android has failed... packing tablets with specs... knowing damm well that the average consumer doesnt care about specs... but anyhow.. how have you been is been a while with out reading you...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:45

36. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Sweet it has it for mobile!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:13

47. Musty18591 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


well supporting movies in itunes is way too old !!!!! hope the ipad is not old too

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:53

51. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I wonder if the CPU is similar to the one demoed on MWC againts the quad core

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:58 4

56. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


Sheesh. Why all the bickering???? Cant people just like something without others coming in and being hating drama queens about it??? if you dont like apple fine. But why come into a discussing about it and put those down that like it??? Why feel threatened by it???

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:12

61. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


the new iPad sales are gonna be CRAZY!!! just off the 4G LTE addition alone. The screen is amazing and all but wow... i sure enough thought they were gonna hold out on 4G LTE

i have the iPad 2 i'm gonna pass on this though... but i'm pleased that i can update my current iPad and iPhone to iOS 5.1

really interested in waiting for windows 8 PC, tablet & phone.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:49 2

69. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Annnyyywho...I'm wondering if they will ever redesign the iPad? Yeah, the was a slight redesign from 1 to 2, but I mean a more substantial redesign like the iPhone 4. Not that they have too because the current design looks great. But we haven't seen anything new hardware wise from Apple in quite a while now

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