Apple iPad HD launch

Apple are hosting an event for the new iPad today the 7th of March. as usual they start off by boosting their ego by telling everyone how well the products are selling with figures and market share with 362 retail stores worldwide and 110 million visitors in 4th quarter of 2011.

Siri is being shown off talking in different languages and there will be an update iOS5.1 will be available from today.

New Apple TV is being shown off and its for sale for a $99. now the moment most apple fans have been waiting for. talk about the Apple iPad and its just to be known as the NEW iPad. Retina display comes as standard as in the iPhone 4/S It’s 2048 x 1536, sure enough. That’s 3.1 million pixels. “The most ever in a mobile device.”

there is an A5X processor with quad core graphics. an iSight camera comes in with 5 megapixel backside illuminated sensor on the back, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into the A5X chip.

you get 1080p recording as standard. Siri is coming to iPad with dictation.

4G: New iPad now has 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE taking the cake at 73Mbps.

The iPad can now be a personal hotspot too — if the carrier supports it. and it still gets 10 hours of battery life! 9 hours on 4G!

it’s 9.4mm thin, weighing 1.4lbs.

prices are $499 for 16GB, 32GB is $599 and 64GB for $699. If you want 4G it’s $629, $729 and $829.Same prices as current iPad, available on March 16th.

iPhoto is being introduced to new iPad with iPhoto, Garageband and iMovie all with HDR capabilities.


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I’m BACK!!!

After a week of problems with my Macbook charger, and then another week on holiday in London the Mac is back up and running thanks to the people working at the Apple Store in Covent Garden.

K-ris, The Banker and myself did a lot of running around going from Harrow to Southampton stopping off at bicester village on the way.Beautiful shopping mall, lovely expensive cars and good food and cheap designer wear.

Just wanted to say thanks to the readers of this blog for staying patient with me in this frantic time.


Now its back to Xmas ideas and generally cool stuff!!

iPhone 4S release…..

Yesterday the new iPhone was released on sale and of course people all round the world queued outside their local Apple stores to be the first to get their hands on one. Normally you will always find a mad man who will be the first to smash a new product ( normally Americans)

But thankfully i haven’t found any of the sort for this new phone.

People have been in line for up to 160 hours, some in the British cold. The only congratulations for being first was a round of applause from Apple store employees. This has become some sort of craze because you hardly see people queuing in line for anything else these days which could only mean Apple is and will always be something special.

iOS 5 Review

After 7 hours of staring at a download bar, it is finally here. started off with an internal error as many of you might have experienced. This seems to have happened because everyone was so excited about this update, the almighty apple servers crashed under the amounting pressure.


But after trying for about 15 times my phone looked the same but felt like i had i just left the Apple Store with a new iPhone.(this is also available for iPad and iPod Touch)

iOS4 was good but this new iOS5 is alot smoother and seems to save battery life.

even the lock screen has become safer allowing you to change your simple four digit passcode to a full blown password.
as soon as the screen is unlocked, you are greeted by the same apps, but up top is a ticker bar showing the notifications center. you get the local weather at the top with stocks and all updates for messages, emails and so on for you to read.

Even though Android had come up with it first, Apple have blown them out of the water at their own game.

iMessage is another area Apple destroy competition. BBM has been around for ages but you need to add peoples specific blackberry number to talk to them. But here apple lets you text any of your friends who also owns an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad straight through the message app. When using iMessage the send button goes Blue, very subtle.

Haven’t tried the reminders app yet… to be honest i’m used to putting my reminders in iCal or getting a reminder from one of my friends.

Another thing which i found useful, when adding a foreign number the iOS will add the correct international calling prefix for you.