iPad 3 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3/news en-GB Apple's iOS 7.1 is out now and it's gunning for your car http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apples-ios-71-out-now-and-its-gunning-your-car/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New firmware update comes with CarPlay and a host of other tweaks and upgrades </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="iOS 7.1 is out and it&#039;s gunning for your car" alt="iOS 7.1 is out and it&#039;s gunning for your car" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios%207.1.jpg?1394587497" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has finally rolled out the first major update for iOS 7, its iPhone and iPad operating system, adding some neat new features and welcome improvements to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/ios-7/review">already rather sexy interface</a>.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Although CarPlay-compatible car models have yet to be launched, there&#39;ve been a couple of manufacturers who&#39;ve integrated the feature into the cars they unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, including Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari. In fact, Volvo even has a demo video on how it&#39;ll work, and you can see it&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-invade-your-cars/news" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-carplay-puts-your-iphone-your-car-dashboard/news">Apple CarPlay put your iPhone in your dashboard</a></strong></p> <p>Other updates include improvements to Siri, including the option to manually control when Siri &lsquo;listens&rsquo; to you. Besides adding more natural-sounding male and female voices in major languages, there are also a bunch of other UI tweaks&nbsp;(best summed up as &#39;more circles around and about the place&#39;)&nbsp;and bug fixes too, including a setting to automatically enable HDR on the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>For the complete list of updates that&rsquo;s been rolled out on iOS 7.1, head on over&nbsp;<a href="http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability/" target="_blank">Apple</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="iOS 7.1 is out and it&#039;s gunning for your car" alt="iOS 7.1 is out and it&#039;s gunning for your car" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carplay.jpg?1394587497" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apples-ios-71-out-now-and-its-gunning-your-car/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apples-ios-71-out-now-and-its-gunning-your-car/news#comments Apple iOS 7 iPad 2 iPad 3 iPad 4 iPad Air iPad Mini iPad Mini 2 iPhone 4S iPhone 5 iPhone 5C iPhone 5S Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:07:54 +0000 Will Findlater 1433565 at http://www.stuff.tv New iPad 3 first look review http://www.stuff.tv/ipad-3/new-ipad-3-first-look-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the words of Tim Cook, Apple and its shiny new iPad 3 are &quot;redefining a category it created with the original iPad two years ago&quot;. He&#039;s not wrong. Round 3 sees Apple&#039;s best iPad yet. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="387" height="275" title="New iPad 3 " alt="New iPad 3 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/New%20Ipad%203.png?1370357807" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1494685768001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1494685768001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Find out why in our video review... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="280" title="Apple iPad 3" alt="Apple iPad 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple%20Ipad%203.png?1370357807" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1522980695001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1522980695001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-3-video-review/video#comments Apple iPad 3 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:58:39 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423827 at http://www.stuff.tv New Apple iPad 3 loses '4G' label http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-apple-ipad-3-loses-4g-label/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s iTablet gets a name shuffle to reflect its 4G capability. No more confused gadgeteers, we hope </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/4g-cellular-ipad.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5129.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has ditched the 'Wi-Fi and 4G' label from it's data-enabled new iPad 3 model (as reported by <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2012/05/12/apple-changes-name-of-ipad-wifi-4g-to-ipad-wifi-cellular-worldwide-following-international-criticism/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+%289+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence%29" target="_self">9to5mac</a>) and has rechristened it as the 'Wi-Fi and cellular' version, as a response to complaints from countries including the UK and Australia directed at the misleading '4G' in the new iPad model's name. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/news-nugget/new-apple-ipad-3-loses-4g-label </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-apple-ipad-3-loses-4g-label/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-apple-ipad-3-loses-4g-label/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Sun, 13 May 2012 18:18:51 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421141 at http://www.stuff.tv How to make an iPad – the video http://www.stuff.tv/apple/how-make-ipad-%E2%80%93-video/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An insightful look at how an iPad is made by the workers at the Shenzhen Foxconn factory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPad-Foxconn-video_0.jpg?1364396325" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_733.jpg?1364396325" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has had some bad press around its production factories over the years. That’s probably why it decided to let US news show Marketplace into its Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China to see just how an iPad is made.</p> <p>We see the detail involved in getting an Apple product perfect, and just how sought after this monotonous US$14 a day job is in China.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/how-to/how-to-make-an-ipad-%E2%80%93-the-video </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/how-make-ipad-%E2%80%93-video/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/how-make-ipad-%E2%80%93-video/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:31:49 +0000 Luke Edwards 420751 at http://www.stuff.tv iPad 3 vs iPad 2 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-vs-ipad-2/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We held off on this battle of the Apple tabs until we&#039;d properly tested the newbie. So should you save some pennies or make the leap to Retina Display? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-ipad-3-versus-ipad-2_0.jpg?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So you've read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-3">iPad 3 review</a> – but the crucial question remains, should you save your pennies and pick up (or hang onto) the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-2">iPad 2</a>, or go with Apple's third-gen iPad?</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 vs iPad 2 – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We have a feeling that you know this already – design-wise, the iPad 3 retains the beautiful aluminium and glass build of the iPad 2.</p><p>The iPad 3 is 9.5mm thick versus the iPad 2's 8.8mm frame, a necessary evil to power that incredible HD display. But chances are you won't notice the difference (we didn't), even if you've been manhandling the iPad 2 for the last year.</p><p>That said, we wouldn't discourage the iPad 3 from going for a few power walks. At 652g, you can feel the extra weight after just a few minutes when it's held at arm's length, making it a good candidate for lap-based web browsing – but not so hot for hours of gaming.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPad-new-ipad-2-hands-on_1.jpg?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_361.png?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 vs iPad 2 – screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPad 3's resolution is a massive four times that of the iPad 2's – wow, we know - and it shows. Not just on app icons and text in Safari, both sharp with eggshell-smooth edges, but also when viewing images and now working with them in the iPhoto for iPad app. When you go back to the iPad 2 from the new iPad, you can't avoid noticing those unsightly pixels.</p><p>Colours are more accurate and punchier on the iPad 3's Retina Display, when compared to the iPad 2. it sounds crazy considering the praise we heaped on the iPad 2's screen but the new display makes the old colour palette look muted now. The iPad 3 is still a 4:3 screen, which will annoy film buffs looking for a 16:9 widescreen ratio – but for reading and browsing, it's perfect.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-ipad-3-vs-ipad-2-screen_2.jpg?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_291.png?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 vs iPad 2 – performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPad 3's dual-core A5X processor has four graphics processing cores versus the two found in the iPad 2's A5 chip – so we were worried, with four times the resolution, that the iPad 3 would struggle to keep up. But Retina Display games ran smoothly with no lag, and there wasn't much in it in terms of transitions. Even graphically intensive apps like Galaxy on Fire 2 HD load more quickly and run more smoothly on the third-gen iPad.</p><p>That huge 11,666mAh battery means you can get 10 hours of regular use out of the iPad 3 (and a few more with connectivity turned off) but it also means that charging from dead takes a whopping five and a half hours. That's a lot longer than the iPad 2 – but the compromise means that Apple's new tablet should match the iPad 2 for all-day usage skills.</p><p>The all-new 5MP rear camera gives similar results to the iPhone 4 in daylight and is a big improvement – just beware, the Retina Display will show up your tablet snaps no end.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-ipad-2-side-by-side_2.JPG?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_245.png?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 vs iPad 2 – price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPad 2 was – until today – the best tablet in the world and now it's just had £70 knocked off the starting price. So if you're not a pixel junkie, you won't use new apps like iPhoto and the performance bump isn't enough to convince you, then the iPad 2 still stomps over all the tablet competition.</p><p>The iPad 3 is available to buy (via Apple Store queues) from Friday 16th March for a starting price of £400 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model or else pre-order from <a href="apple.com">Apple</a> and you're looking at a two to three week wait. 3G/4G models kick off at £500 for 16GB. We'd recommend splurging on as much storage as you can afford – since that Retina Display will drive up the size of apps.</p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/news-nugget/apple-ipad-3-price-and-release-date-announced">See all the iPad 3 prices and storage options here.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-back-to-back_1_1.jpg?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_2_207.png?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 vs iPad 2 – Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OK, first time tablet buyers – we'll deal with you first. The new iPad 3 is now the best tablet on the planet, thanks to its eye-boggling Retina Display, enviable App Store selection and impressive performance and battery life.</p><p>So, ask us which tablet we want right now and we'd say the iPad 3. It's even competitively priced, when compared to the £500 (with dock) Asus Transformer Prime and £365 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.</p><p>But if you own an iPad 2 right now and are loath to chop and change so soon, we have two words for you: hang on. In a year's time, we expect to see an iPad 4 (aka iPad fourth generation or iPad 2013) packing the same incredible Retina Display – but with a whole load of new features and quad-core processing power. So the iPad 3's an enticing – but not absolutely essential – upgrade.</p><p><strong>You may also like</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-3">Apple iPad 3 review </a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/news-nugget/ipad-2-price-drops-to-%C2%A3330">iPad 2 price drops to £330 </a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/bigger-is-better-say-smartphone-users">Bigger is better, say smartphone users </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-stuff-site-01_2.PNG?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_788.jpg?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/versus/ipad-3-vs-ipad-2 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-vs-ipad-2/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:16:41 +0000 Sophie Charara 420407 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPad 3 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad, iPad 3 – whatever you want to call it, we&#039;ve got our hands on the 2012 version of Apple&#039;s slate. Want to know what we thought? Read on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ipad-3-2012-main_6.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ipad-3-2012-02_5.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ipad-3-2012-03_5.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We were expecting the iPad 3, and all we got was this lousy iPad. We jest, of course. The 2012 iPad is an iPad 3 in all but name, so that's what we're calling it for the time being. Packing in four times as many pixels as its predecessors, Apple's new iPad is set to take your tablet experience to a whole new level. Coupled with a 5MP camera, 1080p video and 4G connectivity, but with the very same price as the&nbsp;<a href="/review/apple-ipad-2">iPad 2</a>, is the so-called Retina Display enough to keep Apple ahead of the baying Android pack? Let’s find out…</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Astonishing Retina Display </div> <div class="field-item even"> Battery keeps going for the long haul </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Feels powerful, despite underwhelming specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Slightly bigger and heavier than iPad 2 </div> <div class="field-item even"> Limited storage for beefy new apps </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An iPad is basically a rectangle with a screen, so for the latest version to have an entirely new one is kind of a big deal. And what a screen it is: rich in colour, with pure whites, deep blacks and a resolution that’s simply astonishing considering its 9.7in span.</p> <p>Apple calls the 2048x1536 IPS LCD a 'Retina Display', because it claims you can’t make out individual pixels (packed in at 264ppi) when viewing it at a normal usage distance. Even when you hold the iPad up to your nose, you’ll only see the merest hint of pixellation on the edges of graphics.</p> <p>Photos we imported from a <a href="/review/nikon-d5000">Nikon D5000</a> SLR’s SD card using the camera connection kit (£25) have never revealed this level of detail before. You can detect the slightest autofocus hiccup and see every pore on your subject’s face. You’ll want to be airbrushed before your close up on this screen.</p> <p>For the desktop and built-in apps, the iPad 3's 4 x resolution hike is even more of a revelation. Edges of buttons and fonts are eggshell-smooth, and you don’t need to zoom to read the tiniest text in Safari.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1494685768001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1494685768001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-stuff-site-02-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> vs iPad 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Go back to an iPad 2 after you’ve read a few pages on the new iPad and all you can see is the grid between the pixels. The colours on the older model look muted, too – what’s a bright yellow on the new iPad comes out orange, and fine detail is lost. And that’s from a screen that, until recently, was among the best of any tablet on the market.</p> <p>Similarly, compare it to an <a href="/review/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime">Asus Transformer Prime</a> and the Android tablet’s larger pixels are obvious, while its whites seem to have a slightly yellow cast.</p> <p>The Retina Display isn’t just good with stills, either. Fast motion, be it from a game such as Galaxy on Fire 2 HD or an HD Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy video from iTunes, is handled flawlessly.</p> <p>The one area open to criticism is its orientation – the iPad's still 4:3, which means it’s squatter than the widescreen (16:9 or 16:10) displays of Android tablets such as the <a href="/review/amazon-kindle-fire">Amazon Kindle Fire</a>, <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-tab-101">Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1</a> and <a href="/review/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime">Asus Transformer Prime</a>. For reading that’s great, but it means films are either sandwiched by black bars or cropped to fit.</p> <p>Even with the bars in place, there’s room for a full HD movie to play at its native resolution, and at about the same size as it would on a 8.9in tablet’s display. Film buffs shouldn’t feel too short-changed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-ipad-3-vs-ipad-2-screen-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Shock, horror: the new iPad looks the same as the iPad 2! But it’s worse than that – it’s bigger and heavier, like an iPad 2 with a hint of middle-age spread.</p> <p>It could certainly do with dropping a couple of ounces. Hold the new iPad at arm’s length for a few minutes and you’ll really start to feel it. We’re for anything that will make prolonged magazine app consumption more palatable. Obviously.</p> <p>But to be fair, even the sveltest competition is only marginally lighter – the Asus Transformer Prime tips the scales at 586g next to the iPad 4G’s 652g, and it’s just 1.1mm thinner at 8.3mm. Put the iPad back-to-back with the 8.8mm iPad 2 and, honestly, you’re hard-pressed to notice the difference.</p> <p>Plus, even after a year of familiarity with the design, we’re yet to see a more desirable tablet. The aluminium and glass finishing, down to the hair’s-breadth holes drilled for its (actually pretty good) internal speaker, is faultless. All in all, hardly a catastrophe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-ipad-2-side-by-side-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-back-to-back_1-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-connectivity-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interface </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like everything optimized for Retina Display, the familiar iOS interface seems shinier and more inviting on the new iPad. Version 5.1 is almost identical to 5, which means few shocks when it comes to usage or functionality. It’s the same familiar grid of apps, with the same access to the brilliant <a href="/news/apple-news/news-nugget/icloud-is-pushing-iworkcom-into-oblivion">iCloud</a> data syncing and backup service.</p> <p>The one notable change exclusive to the new iPad is the addition of dictation, which is integrated into the keyboard – so, whenever you would normally type, you can now speak.</p> <p>To use it, you just tap on the microphone symbol, spout your trap off, and tap the symbol again. In quiet surroundings it’s uncannily accurate, at least when it’s listening to our clipped BBC English. Given how awkward onscreen keyboards can be (even good ones like the iPad’s) it could be a real boon, especially for taking notes and writing presentations – although it needs a good data connection to work.</p> <p>What we don't get is why Apple's stopped short of including full-blown <a href="/video/vidcasts/apple-iphone-4s-siri-demo">Siri</a> on the new iPad. Dictation is one of the many talents that the virtual assistant brings to the <a href="/review/apple-iphone-4s">iPhone 4S</a>, and we're sure Apple could have come up with some devilishly clever usage scenarios for its search and app control skills. For now, it's like the dictation portion doesn't even recognise its progenitor - when we asked for Siri, it typed 'sirree'. We'd understand that better if we were in Texas, and it was 1894.</p> <p>Another niggle is <a href="/news/apple-news/news-nugget/ios-51-available-now">iOS 5.1</a>’s notifications panel, which is still an ugly pull-down from the top of the screen. It feels bolted on and overtly two-dimensional next to the gleaming app icons. A bit of spit and polish wouldn’t go amiss.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="567" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-review-portait-cropped.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-dictation-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What makes an iPad worth owning is what you can do with it. Stocked with apps for everything from painting to trading stocks, the App Store looks like John Lewis next to the corner shop offerings of rivals.</p> <p>Most apps aren’t yet optimized for the Retina Display, and these can be roughly split into two categories: those that mix bitmap images and iPad fonts, and those that are entirely composed of bitmaps. The former reap major benefits from the new hardware; the latter’s fonts look rather less good (see below).</p> <p>All bitmap graphics are scaled, so that what occupied a single pixel on the iPad 2’s screen now takes four. The result is some detail softening, but the iPad handles scaling impressively well.</p> <p>For example, Flipboard – which is a mix of iPad fonts and 1024x768 graphics – is still a joy to behold, even with the relatively low-resolution images it pulls from the web.</p> <p>Apps that are Retina Display optimized, such as the new <a href="/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/apple-ilife-apps-updated-for-new-ipad-3">iLife and iWork</a> suites, really are something else. Photo editor iPhoto’s brushes and effects make a palpable difference in real time, and zooming to fine detail reveals the slightest discrepancies between images. As it’s almost all text, the new iBooks is also night-and-day better than its 1024x768 predecessor.</p> <p>The only games we’ve seen that are optimized for Retina Display were in Apple’s controlled demos, but the lighting effects, physics and slickness of both Sky Gamblers and Infinity Blade: Dungeons looked truly console-quality at 2048x1536. Everything points to the iPad being a <a href="/news/apple-news/news-nugget/new-ipad-3-could-take-on-consoles-says-epic-games">gaming powerhouse</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-app-store-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-bitmap-font_0-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-retina-font-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-iphoto_0-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before launch, rumours circulated that the iPad would pack a quad-core A6 chip to keep it in line with Nvidia Tegra 3 tabs such as the Asus Transformer Prime and <a href="/news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/acer-readies-iconia-a510-and-a511-tegra-3-tablets">Acer Iconia Tab A510</a>. 

The rumours were wrong; instead the new iPad gets A5X, a version of the iPad 2’s dual-core 1GHz A5 chip, but with four graphics processing cores in place of the A5’s two. Twice the graphical power, with four times the pixels to push – sounds underpowered, doesn't it?</p> <p>In our experience, it isn't. Both those Retina Display games we tried displayed little to no lag, transitions are just as smooth and fast as the iPad 2's, and if anything, apps load marginally more quickly (especially graphically intensive ones, such as Galaxy On Fire 2 HD). All existing 1024x768 apps run like hot sunflower oil.</p> <p>Because we’re geeks, we tried out a couple of benchmarking apps. Geekbench 2 noted that the new iPad has twice the RAM of iPad 2, taking it from 503MB to just shy of 1GB. Processing performance, though, is nigh-on identical, averaging 760.2 on iPad 2 and 760.6 on the new iPad.</p> <p>Our graphics benchmark, GLBenchmark 2.1.2, told a different story. In the Egypt test the iPad 2 averaged 9fps, while the new iPad knocked it out of the park with 46fps. Yep, it’s quick – all we’re left wondering is how much quicker it would be with quad-core processing, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-infinity-blade-dungeons_1-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-geekbench-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Storage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Built-in storage is the elephant in the room. With a maximum of 64GB on board and no expansion slot, the iPad may be a victim of its own new talents, as apps increase in size at a rate proportional to the increase in screen resolution – a problem that will plague apps made mostly of 2D images.</p> <p>For example, a full-res JPEG facsimile of a copy of Stuff would top 300MB, with no interactive elements, videos or zoomable pictures (with them, it’s conceivable the app would top 1GB), while iTunes movie downloads in HD are anything between 3GB and 5GB.</p> <p>We reckon a 96GB or 128GB iPad would have been wise, even with the sky-high price it would demand.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-garageband-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-battery-resized_0.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple claims the 2012 iPad matches iPad 2 for longevity, which is true – and then some. It loses just 1% of its battery when left on standby overnight, and a 127-minute 720p movie playthrough knocked 16% off, even with Wi-Fi, 3G and push email enabled. You can expect 10 hours of regular use, and another couple on top if you turn connectivity off. Truly an all-day tablet.</p> <p>All this is achieved through brute force: the iPad crams a whopping 11,666mAh battery in, which is 70% larger than the iPad 2's. Hence the marginal increase in girth and weight, we presume.</p> <p>It’s actually quite a ham-fisted solution for Apple. While most of the market is looking to increase battery life by decreasing consumption, Apple’s taken a power-comes-first approach. The side-effect is that charging from dead takes 5.5 hours – almost 60% longer than iPad 2.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-stuff-site-01-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cameras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rejoice: the iPad’s rear camera is no longer terrible. Up from a sub-1MP monstrosity to a 5MP backside-illuminated sensor with optics out of the iPhone 4S, Apple makes lofty claims for its capabilities.</p> <p>In decent light it’s great, rivaling the iPhone 4 and falling just short of the 4S (click the pic above to see a hi-res version). Its 1080p video is better still: held stationary it’s smooth and crisp, and will beat most pocket camcorders for outright quality (if not pocketability). If you pan around you get some tight judder, but it won’t ruin your footage.</p> <p>Turn the lights out, though, and pics and vids are noisier than Napalm Death eating a packet of pork scratchings – and there's no LED photo light to improve the situation. Ironically, the Retina Display is the camera's worst critic – you see every flaw in the captured image, and can pick out failings that would elude you even on your TV.</p> <p>The front camera is fine – a somewhat low-res VGA number primarily for video calling. It does the job, although the 1080p-ready 2MP cams of some rivals (such as the <a href="/news/events/hands-on/toshiba-at200-hands-on">Toshiba AT200</a>) will delve deeper into your pores.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-photo-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-camera-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connectivity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The world was hoping for 4G from the iPad, and by jove, we got it. Well, nearly. The 64GB 4G version we tested has the tech inside, but it isn't (and never will be) supported in the UK as it's only suitable for the AT&amp;T network in the USA. Given that the UK has no 4G LTE networks yet, it seems churlish to complain.</p> <p>The UK’s consolation prize is HSPA+ and the forthcoming DC-HSPA, with respective bandwidths of 21Mbps and 42Mbps – three and six times what the iPad 2 can muster (7.2Mbps). Our speed tests using a SIM from 3 achieved more like 6Mbps, which may not sound like much, but it’s easily the equal of any dongle or smartphone we’ve tried. Not 4G, but not bad.</p> <p>You also get 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS (the latter for the 4G version only), but as with all iPads, there's not much more to the new iPad. No USB in, no SD card slot, no HDMI out (though all can be added via the 30-pin port) and no microSD memory expansion.</p> <p>In everyday use you don’t generally notice what’s MIA, but the Asus Transformer Prime and Toshiba AT200 are undoubtedly better equipped. A built-in SD card slot at least would be great for getting camera snaps into iPhoto quickly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPad is without doubt the best tablet you can buy. Yes, it’s a little fatter and heavier than the last generation, but not so much as you’d notice, and the payoff – that incredible Retina Display – is well worth the extra heft. Add in the best selection of apps this side of the iPhone, a camera that captures 1080p video you might actually use, at a price that undercuts most of the competition, and you’re on to a winner.</p> <p>But what if you have an iPad 2? We reckon you can afford to wait a generation: the Retina Display is here to stay, and the fourth iPad should have the ability to make even more of it. The iPad 3 experience is iPad 2, but crisper – next time we expect some truly next-gen talents, with a quad-core (or better) processor powering proceedings.</p> <p>If you have a first-gen iPad, or are thinking of embarking on a life of tableteering, it’s time to stop thinking and start doing. The new iPad – or iPad 3, whatever you want to call it – really is that good. Pick yours up from 8am on Friday, March 16th.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-new-ipad-3-2012-opener-shot-resized.jpg?1373424477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With its Retina Display, 1080p video and quad-core graphics, the new iPad – or iPad 3, whatever you want to call it – is without a doubt the best tablet you can buy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/apple-ipad-3 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-3/review#comments Apple iPad 3 Tablets Thu, 15 Mar 2012 06:29:55 +0000 Tony Horgan 420385 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 of the best new iPad (iPad 3) speaker docks http://www.stuff.tv/apple/5-best-new-ipad-ipad-3-speaker-docks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Using Apple’s AirPlay or the more universal Bluetooth, your shiny new iPad can find a louder voice with these top docks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/JBL-On-Beat-Xtreme_0.jpg?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio Soundring </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£300, <a href="http://www.philips.co.uk/c/audio-system/fidelio-ds3880w_10/prd/" target="_blank">philips.co.uk</a></p> <p>In a word, peculiar. This AirPlay speaker is one of the odder designs we’ve seen, thanks to its huge central hole. But it’s also versatile: lift it off its base and it’ll give you three hours of wireless music or six via a wired hook-up.</p> <p>In action the Fidelio Soundring is good with dynamics, and has a fast, attacking sound that’s decent with vocals. Bear in mind, though, that it won’t go very loud – and if you do crank it, the sound can get rather hard and shouty.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ds3880W-soundring_0_0.jpg?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_376.png?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NAD Viso 1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£500, <a href="http://nadelectronics.com/products/made-for-ipod/VISO-1-Wireless-Digital-Music-System" target="_blank">nadelectronics.com</a></p> <p>This Bluetooth system has enough girth to pump out a weighty sound and a wide enough wingspan to have a decent stab at plausible stereo imaging. And besides being able to handle wireless streaming from any aptX device, it also has a rotating dock for your iThing.</p> <p>Musical, fluid and engaging, the Viso is a great listen when docked. Bluetooth setup is as easy as selecting the Viso in the menu and connecting. There’s an inevitable slight drop in sound quality as you go wireless, but nothing major.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NAD-Viso1_0.jpg?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_302.png?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Libratone Live </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£600, <a href="http://www.libratone.com/live/intro/" target="_blank">libratone.com</a></p> <p>How many times have you wished for a dock clad in Italian cashmere? If you’re anything like us, the long wait is finally over. The AirPlay-enabled Live is meant to stand upright – which is what our hair also did when we saw the price.</p> <p>Chic doesn’t come cheap, though, and the Live does come with a nifty app that lets you apply EQ presets and even tell the Live where it’s sitting in a room, so it can adjust its sound accordingly. It's certainly loud: with 150W of power on tap, it’ll fill even a medium-sized room pretty easily.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Libratone_Live_0.jpg?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_700.png?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JBL OnBeat Xtreme </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£500, <a href="http://uk.jbl.com/jbl-onbeat-xtreme-uk/onbeat-xtreme.html?gclid=CL7R8MDkz64CFcYntAodp1OA0A" target="_blank">jbl.com</a></p> <p>The OnBeat Xtreme’s feature list rattles on and on: Bluetooth, a rotating dock for your iPod/iPhone/iPad, USB connection, video output, a built-in mic for making and taking phone calls, five EQ presets…</p> <p>Dock your iThing using the (flimsy) clip provided and the JBL puts you in the mind of a puppy in a great mood. Fast, fun-sounding and eager to please, it bounces along with anything you throw at it. It’ll go loud enough to annoy your next-door-but-one neighbours, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/JBL-On-Beat-Xtreme_0.jpg?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_2_603.png?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B&amp;amp;W Zeppelin Air </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£500, <a href="http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/iPod_and_Computer_Speakers/iPod_and_Computer_Speakers/Zeppelin_Air/overview.html" target="_blank">b&amp;w.com</a></p> <p>B&amp;W’s original Zeppelin was the first dock to bring anything approaching hi-fi into the realm of docks. We’ve loved it for years. The Air is its AirPlay version, and for our money it’s still the best Airplay dock out there.</p> <p>The NAD and JBL options here have the edge, though – they’ll work with a wider range of kit and sound even better.</p> <p><strong>You may also like</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/top-10s">All Stuff Top 10s</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BnW-Zeppelin-Air_0_0.jpg?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_345.jpg?1370433875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/5-of-the-best/5-of-the-best-new-ipad-ipad-3-speaker-docks </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/5-best-new-ipad-ipad-3-speaker-docks/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Lists Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:07:19 +0000 Luke Edwards 420226 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 of the best new iPad (iPad 3) alternatives http://www.stuff.tv/apple/5-best-new-ipad-ipad-3-alternatives/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since the dawn of the iPad, others have tried to beat it at its own game. Fast forward to round 3 and here are the best alternatives </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-new-ipad-3_3.jpg?1364400685" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 alternatives – iPad 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You've heard the hype about the iPad 2, you know Apple's sold more of these than Malcolm Tucker has sold lies – but there's a reason for that. Not just the iPad 2's specs like the A5 dual-core processor or its 8.8mm depth – it's Apple's ability to make everything work perfectly.</p><p>If you want to check emails, play games, watch films, socialise online, write a document… alright, it does most things. And it all comes at a cheaper-than-the-latest-iPad price, making it still a perfectly capable tablet for most.</p><p>Read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-2">iPad 2 review here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="789" height="481" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-2-cams_3.jpg?1364400685" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 alternatives – Huawei MediaPad 10 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Huawei has really been pulling out all the stops of late. Not only has it been responsible for some pretty snazzy smartphones, but it's brought its A-game to the tablet arena too, with the quad-core toting MediaPad 10.</p><p>The 10in, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sporting slice of beauty is powered by Huawei’s very own 1.5GHz K3 quad-core. Combined with its 4G LTE connectivity, the MediaPad 10 will stream buttery smooth video onto its 1920x1200 IPS display – which is also great for viewing snaps from its 8MP camera.</p><p>In spite of being spec heavy, the MediaPad's aluminium alloy frame is a surprisingly light 600g and just 8.8mm thin – so very tempting.</p><p>Read our <a href="http://lgsmarttv.stuff.tv/news/mwc/news-nugget/mwc-2012-%E2%80%93-huawei-announces-the-mediapad-10-fhd">Huawei MediaPad announcement story here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Huawei-mediapad-10-fhd_0_3.jpg?1364400685" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 alternatives – Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung's stylus-packing 5.3in Galaxy Note has almost doubled in size, to become the Galaxy Note 10.1. It may have been stripped of its call-making abilities, but Sammy's gone and packed its second-gen rectangle with a bevy of headline specs –10.1in 1280 x 800 pixel screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and front (2MP) and rear cams (3MP).</p><p>Scribbling on the screen is made easy thanks to the S Pen – and with more doodle space, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is more than ideal for annotating... and defacing Facebook pics. Find out what we thought of it in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/mwc/hands-on/mwc-2012-%E2%80%93-samsung-galaxy-note-101-hands-on-review-with-adobe-photoshop-touch">hands-on review</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-101_0.jpg?1364400685" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 alternatives – Asus Padfone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Asus finally introduced its versatile, form-changing PadFone to the public at Mobile World Congress. Part phone, part tablet – with its tech twist on the Russian doll, the PadFone is a truly unique device. As a phone it's a good looking, high-end handset that serves up a 9.2mm thick, 4.3in Super AMOLED qHD display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and an 8MP shooter, complete with an LED flash and f/2.2 autofocusing lens.</p><p class="p1">The Padfone's most distinguishing feature however, is its ability to turn into a 10.1in tablet with the optional tablet station. You can even add an optional battery-boosting keyboard dock for a proper typing experience. Finally, you get a Galaxy Note-inspired stylus, which also doubles up as a nifty headset for receiving calls. We went hands-on with it at MWC - find out what our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/mwc/hands-on/mwc-2012-%E2%80%93-asus-padfone-hands-on-review">first impressions</a> were.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="400" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-padfone-1_1.jpg?1364400685" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad 3 alternatives – Kindle Fire </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon's Kindle Fire might not be available in our neck of the woods just yet, but its wallet-friendly price tag has many gadgeteers holding onto their cash in anticipation.</p><p>It's not just the price that's attractive. Combining Amazon's e-reading nous with tablet features and a tiny price tag means the Kindle Fire has gone down a treat in the US. It may have ditched the sunlight-friendly, backlight-free E Ink screen, but in its place comes a sharp, colourful, 7in 1024 x 600 LCD display and a bespoke interface, complete with a scrolling 3D carousel, one-click shopping and the all-new Silk browser.</p><p>Find out if it's worth the wait by<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/amazon-kindle-fire"> reading our review</a>.</p><p><strong>UPDATE<a href="Read our in depth new iPad 3 review here. ">:</a></strong><a href="Read our in depth new iPad 3 review here. "> Read our in depth new iPad 3 review here. </a></p><p><strong>You may also like</strong><a href="news/apple-news/news-nugget/apple-ipad-3-liveblog"></p><p>Apple iPad 3 liveblog</a><a href="news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-ipad-3-will-have-an-a5x-processor-quad-core-a6-will-debut-in-iphon"></p><p>Apple iPad 3 will have an A5X processor, quad-core A6 will debut in iPhone 5</a><a href="news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/bbc-will-broadcast-part-of-the-olympics-in-ultra-hd"></p><p>BBC will broadcast part of the Olympics in Ultra HD</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Amazon-Kindle-Fire-2_0_3.jpg?1364400685" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/5-of-the-best/5-of-the-best-ipad-3-alternatives </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/5-best-new-ipad-ipad-3-alternatives/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:28:51 +0000 Lucy Hedges 420249 at http://www.stuff.tv iPad 3 should come in a 4G LTE variety http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-should-come-4g-lte-variety/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4G LTE equipment has been installed in US Apple Stores, pointing to a 4G LTE iPad 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPad_3_screen_1_0.jpg?1364396482" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPad_3_screen_0_1.jpg?1364396482" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1092.jpg?1364396482" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The iPad 3 should come in a 4G LTE version when it’s announced in the next hour or two. The last-minute news comes courtesy of <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/150854/verizon-installing-lte-equipment-in-apple-stores-ahead-of-ipad-3-launch/" target="_blank">cultofmac</a>, which has spotted Verizon installing 4G LTE equipment in Apple Stores in the US.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/ipad-3-should-come-in-a-4g-lte-variety </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-should-come-4g-lte-variety/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-should-come-4g-lte-variety/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:58:39 +0000 Luke Edwards 420286 at http://www.stuff.tv Game developers banking on iPad 3 Retina Display http://www.stuff.tv/apple/game-developers-banking-ipad-3-retina-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bejeweled creator PopCap teases iPad HD reveal and predicts Retina Display &quot;scramble&quot; by developers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ipad-3_2_3.jpg?1364400573" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The iPad 3 (or iPad HD) depending on your preference – is a near cert to feature a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-ipad-3-display-has-leaked-%E2%80%93-2048x1536-retina-display-is-confirmed">2048x1536 Retina Display</a> screen – and game developers are prepping HD versions of their iPad titles for Apple's App Store.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/game-developers-banking-on-ipad-3-retina-display </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/game-developers-banking-ipad-3-retina-display/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/game-developers-banking-ipad-3-retina-display/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:38:07 +0000 Stephen Graves 420271 at http://www.stuff.tv iPad 3 to get new Smart Case? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-get-new-smart-case/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s successor to the Smart Cover will protect the whole iPad 3, not just its front </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipad-smart-cover_2.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1116.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether Apple's next slate is called the iPad 3 or the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/bye-bye-ipad-3-hello-ipad-hd">iPad HD</a>, you'll want to protect that precious <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-ipad-3-display-has-leaked-%E2%80%93-2048x1536-retina-display-is-confirmed">Retina Display</a> from the depredations of the elements.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/ipad-3-to-get-new-smart-case </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-get-new-smart-case/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-get-new-smart-case/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:39:01 +0000 Stephen Graves 420251 at http://www.stuff.tv Bye bye iPad 3, hello iPad HD? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/bye-bye-ipad-3-hello-ipad-hd/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The evidence is mounting that Apple will ditch the iPad 3 name in favour of a Retina Display-toting iPad HD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ipad-3-hd-mockup_0_0.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ipad-3-hd-mockup_2.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1125.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We reported earlier in the week that Apple <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-ipad-3-could-be-called-the-ipad-hd">may be ditching the iPad 3 name</a>, instead calling it the iPad HD – and the evidence seems to be stacking up in favour of the name change.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/bye-bye-ipad-3-hello-ipad-hd </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/bye-bye-ipad-3-hello-ipad-hd/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/bye-bye-ipad-3-hello-ipad-hd/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:37:23 +0000 Stephen Graves 420237 at http://www.stuff.tv iPad 3 could launch on March 16 in the US http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-could-launch-march-16-us/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The next iPad could be on US shelves just nine days after its announcement – and in the rest of the world on March 30th </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/march-16-applie-ipad-3-release_0.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1152.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An Apple Store in Houston, Texas has had its opening shifted from March 17th to March 16th, according to the <a href="//blog.chron.com/techblog/2012/03/houstons-newest-apple-store-opening-march-16-source/" target="_self">Houston Chronicle</a> – a clue that's been picked up by <a href="//www.macrumors.com/2012/03/01/rumored-houston-retail-store-grand-opening-sparks-speculation-of-ipad-3-launch-on-march-16/" target="_self">Mac Rumours</a> as a possible sign pointing to a March 16 release date for the iPad 3.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/ipad-3-could-launch-on-march-16-in-the-us </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-could-launch-march-16-us/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-3-could-launch-march-16-us/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:20:56 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420193 at http://www.stuff.tv 7.85in iPad Mini coming later in 2012? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/785in-ipad-mini-coming-later-2012/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPad Mini going into production this autumn, say supply chain moles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mini-ipad-3_4.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1166.jpg?1364396762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Excitement for the iPad 3 is reaching fever pitch as Apple's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/news-nugget/ipad-3-incoming-apple-announces-march-7th-event-date">March 7th</a> event draws ever nearer. But Apple's hedging its bets, with plans for a smaller, cheaper iPad to enter production later in the year in a bid to take on the 7in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/amazon-kindle-fire">Kindle Fire</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/785in-ipad-mini-coming-later-in-2012 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/785in-ipad-mini-coming-later-2012/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/785in-ipad-mini-coming-later-2012/news#comments Apple iPad 3 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 08:48:57 +0000 Stephen Graves 420167 at http://www.stuff.tv