It doesn’t have a home button. The front facing camera is located on the corner. This is not a new iPad knockoff, but it has what a new iPad knockoff should have — a 2048×1536 resolution 9.7-inch display, a dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, and a massive capacity battery. Sounds great? Check out more after the break.
The latest iPad has officially gone for sale in China last week, four months after its U.S. launch. Though it debuted late in China compared with many other nations, the product has been available in China’s gray markets a few months back, where vendors have them shipped in (smuggled in) from Hong Kong. REUTERS has produced a video to briefly tell us how this was done. It is interesting to see an international news agency to film on this topic. Demand for Apple’s new iPad in China is actually slower than the previous model, with the gadget’s price falling within the first week of it reaching the market (during March). Unauthorised resellers in Beijing and Shanghai said they had to cut the mark-up prices by close to 30 percent because of sluggish demand.
Alight, it looks like Apple continues to work to deter scalpers and lineups in China. Apple is sticking to a recent reservation system for the China launch of the new iPad. According to Apple’s website, shoppers will be able to register starting the morning of the 19th local time, and pick up an iPad the next day at the retail stores in Beijing and Shanghai. Unfortunately, Apple only accept a limited amount of reservations each day, and customers who fail to receive one will have to try again another day. Yeah, it’s a lottery again.
Apple had spent about 6 months in court to argue the use of iPad trademark with Proview. Finally, it has now been settled with $60 million of compensation. The New iPad could hit China as soon as July 27th, despite this is not confirmed by Apple yet. More details after the break.
The new iPad features a huge jump in screen resolution with the Retina display, making the iPad perfect for watching 1080p video and viewing photos with incredibly high megapixel amounts. So what if you are a professional photographer or cinematographer and you would like to make full use of your new iPad? Well, along with the new all-in-one card reader, you can transfer images and videos from your CF card or SD card to the iPad. Preview them in the field, edit the photos using iPhoto, or edit the footage with iMovie. You can watch a video demo after the break.
Industry experts assumed the New iPad will come to China this month after the New iPad has granted certification from China Compulsory Certification (3C) last month. Unfortunately, Apple might just have to finish off with the trademark infringement lawsuit with Proview before selling any of the New iPad in China.
Tablets like the iPad are quickly sneaking up on laptops as the preferred device for surfing the web while traveling. But one of the biggest drawbacks to the functionality of the iPad is its lack of a real keyboard. Typing anything longer than a Facebook status or a Tweet on your iPad can seem frustrating. The Smart Keyboard for the new iPad aims to solve that problem by integrating a Bluetooth keyboard and a ultra-thin protective case in one item. Check out our hands-on after the break! And a video!
With all the controversy about working conditions in Foxconn, we thought it might be a good time to relate some of the workers’ experiences inside the manufacturing plants. China Business News reports on an interview that it did with a Foxconn worker called Wang Xiaoqiao (not his real name), and Wang reveals that employees who are involved in the production of the new iPad are now working fewer hours and they have been given more days off.
Here’s a piece of good news for the Chinese Apple fanboys who would love to buy the new iPad. According to Chinese publication Sina Tech, the new iPad has gained the necessary approvals from local authorities to sell the new iPad in China.
So the new iPad went on sale last Friday morning in Hong Kong as scheduled. This time, the army of frenzied fans and long queues were lacking as Apple had implemented an online ‘iReserve’ system, scheduling registered buyers throughout the day to discourage scalpers from targeting the new iPad. Outside Apple’s store, dozens of ‘hopefuls’ had queued for days, and local police has made an efforts to disperse them before the opening sales. Some customers from mainland China, were trying to argue with the guards posted outside the store, in hopes that they will help him to make a purchase for the Apple’s third-gen tablet …
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