Screen Shot 2012 03 07 at 10.22.34 AM 520x291 iPad 3 Released Has 264 PPI Retina Display, Quad Core A5X Chip, 5MP Camera–Just a retuning of The iPad 2

Apple has announced the new iPad 3 (iPad HD) that boasts 4G capability.  The iPad 3 will be on sale on March 16 as we had already stated and is available for Pre-Orders today. It has also been stated that the device will be available across 32 more countries from March 23. Great, so we don’t really have to wait ages before the next generation of the iPad is seen in the markets.

Some key features include:

  • An iSight camera on the front
  • A rear camera that runs at 5MP, with a backside illuminated sensor, 5 element lens and a hybrid IR filter.
  • 10 hour battery life or 9 hours on 4G
  • Priced at: $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. And $629, $729, and $829 for 4G activated iPad 3.

While all the blogs are buzzing in with the keyword dense posts, trying to make the most of this Apple event, I must admit that despite being a brilliant device this iPad 3 is, I see that the company itself is now more focused on crunching the numbers. Why wouldn’t it? They have maintained the reputation of being the  most innovative company for quite some time, giving us products ranging from the iPhone to the iPad (and of course the irritating FanBoys), but they obviously had to run out of this creativity and make most in the numbers. The iPad has outsold every other PC manufacturer. Consider the iPad to be a PC (for an instant) and it has sold over 15.4 Million units compared to HP’s 15.1 Million. That’s phenomenal and with the iPad holding 60% market share with no one being in sight of competition, they have actually dominated the industry by making the iPad a benchmark. Great.

What this is actually doing now is fast transforming the company into the modern day Microsoft. No harm in it as almost every organization out there eventually becomes so. The idea is maintain hegemony and over the course of time focus on what the market share has to say. Hence Apple will eventually be doing nothing different in the course of time.

Other than that Apple also announced the release of the new Apple TV that supports 1080P. This also will be available next week.

So much for our thoughts on Senseg powering the Haptic Touch button!

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