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Highlight of the week: The new iPad

As every week, we summarize the most important thing that has happened during these seven days in the world of the bitten apple company. This week we highlight the official presentation of the new iPad and the Apple TV, with all its new virtues, its launch dates and its prices. If you’ve had a tough week and want to catch up on everything that’s happened, this is your moment.

The highlight of the week was this Wednesday’s keynote, which you were able to follow from Applesupportphonenumber. In this keynote two new products were presented, one was the Apple TV, which will be available from next week , and the other the new iPad, which will be available from March 23 .

Highlight of the week: The new iPadHighlight of the week: The new iPad

About the Apple TV there are not many things to mention, they were just small improvements that were needed:

  • They renewed their interface, which is reminiscent of the main screen of an iPad, with rounded icons arranged in several rows.
  • Suggestions are available from a new Genius button under Movies and TV Shows that opens a list of suggested content.
  • Manage videos at 1080p, directly from the iTunes Store.
  • Integration with Photo Streaming through iCloud.

On the new iPad Apple has done its homework to remain the leader in the tablet market. Basically its exterior appearance has hardly changed, only to increased by about 50 grams in weight and gained 0.6mm in thickness compared to the iPad 2, but where it has changed is on the inside:

  • What’s most striking about the new iPad is its new Retina Display with 2048×1536 pixels in just 9.7 inches.
  • They have improved the quality of both cameras, this means better video recording, at 1080p, with automatic stabilization, auto exposure, auto focus and face detection.
  • It features the new A5X quad-core processor.
  • Ability to connect to LTE networks, which thanks to that can obtain a data transfer rate of up to 72 Mbps.
  • Voice recognition for dictation.

All this has led to a drop in the price of the iPad 2 and we have been asked whether or not to move from the iPad 2 to the new iPad.

Other news has been the incorporation of iPhoto in the world of iOS , now we can say that the iLive family is already complete.

The new iOS version 5.1 was also updated. In this new update we can find that Siri , the voice assistant of iOS, has learned to speak Japanese . On top of that the camera shortcut in the unlock screen has been changed , some battery issues have been fixed and new speed controls for podcast playback have been included and the camera application has been redesigned (the latter only for iPad).

We also inform you that the keynote is available on video for viewing and analysis as many times as you want.

Regarding the games , this week we present two good bets:

  • SoulCalibur, a classic game now available on iOS for $11.99 on the App Store.
  • Apalabrados, a game very similar to Scrabble but available for free on the App Store.

That’s it for today , see you next week telling you the best of Apple’s news, the new iPad and many other things.

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