Category Archives: iPad 3rd Gen. (New iPad)
We love a good magic show here at Redmond Pie, and if anyone can somehow manage to incorporate some technology into a magic act then we’re particularly interested.
Magic and technology, a match made in heaven. We have been treated to just that a few times since the iPad arrived, but this might just be the best we’ve encountered yet.
The iPad has been called a lot of names since its initial release back in 2010. Much fun has been poked at Apple for its incessant use of superlatives when describing its devices, and the iPad has been the biggest beneficiary of such exaggeration.
Apple released an iTunes Movie Trailers app last year, so you could watch movie trailers from iTunes directly on your iPad, and that app has just been updated with the ability to stream movies at a higher resolution (probably around 1080p, since that’s the usual format for these things, but we can’t be sure).
This way, they’ll look even better on the Retina Display of your new iPad. You can go right now, and watch movie trailers like The Avengers, Prometheus, and more over there for free.
Couple of days back, we reported that the new iPad continues to draw power even after the iOS battery indicator reports 100% charge.
DisplayMate now reports that after testing the new iPad for some more time, they’ve observed that it draws power for more than 2 hours after the iOS battery indicator reports 100% charge.
Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies told PCMag:
“At 2:00 hours after reporting 100% charge, the new iPad hardware started to reduce the charging power. At 2:10 the recharging cycle fully terminated with a sharp decrease in power. The new iPad battery is truly fully recharged 2 hours and 10 minutes after prematurely reporting on screen that it was fully charged,”
However, Soneira points out that the new iPad is not the only tablet to display such a discrepancy. He believes that there is a bug in the way Apple is computing the battery charge:
Jeff Yurek of Dot Color spent some time exploring the color performance of the new iPad. He, like many others, noticed that the colors on the iPad were richer than the iPad 2 and hypothesized that Apple improved the color filters.
After analyzing various spectrum charts, he concludes that Apple limits the light leakage of the display by improving the color filters. You can see the improvement in an example photo on his website. The side-by-side shot shows a greenish hue leaking through the blue on the iPad 2, and the rich blue of the iPad third generation.
Those owning a tablet or a smartphone could vouch, you spend about as much time keeping tabs on the battery percentage reduction than you do enjoying many of the great features.
Battery retention is an oft-overlooked aspect to prospective consumers, usually courted by slick advertising and mind-blowing specs, but without a decent battery – as some iPhone 4S users discovered – your device is next to useless.
Having stepped up its hardware game in the new iPad with LTE, Retina display and an A5X processor capable of quad-core graphics, Apple had to commit what it would probably consider to be a cardinal sin in increasing the depth of its latest and greatest tablet device. The new inhabitants – particularly the 4G chip – guzzle battery like a thirsty camel, so Apple had to sacrifice it’s thinner and lighter motif in order to lay on the much-improved iPad to expectant consumers.
Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, creator of DisplayMate, has written a report on the 3rd-gen iPad, and reckons the new battery continues charging a great deal of time after iOS displays that lovely ’100%’ statement of completion in the top-right corner. He goes on to urge iPad users looking to get the most juice as possible into their new tablet to continue charging for up to an hourafter it shows as 100 percent.