Amazon has released a new TV commercial for its Kindle Fire HD, taking on the mighty retina display iPad from Apple. Here’s a dekko:
Our newest commercial shows iPad with Retina Display and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ side-by-side. Both have large, stunning HD screens. In fact, you may not be able to tell the difference… but your wallet definitely can. Meet the new, larger Kindle Fire.
Apple has released the first real commercial of the newly released Retina MacBook Pro unveiled at the World Wide Developers Conference yesterday, showcasing why the 15.4-inch gadget is priced at $2199. The ad (below) is titled ‘Every Dimension’:
Following Apple’s pixel-rich approach with the new iPad, many iOS app developers had to mend their ways and develop apps and games that make the most of the retina display of the new iPad. Today, another such app has upgraded itself to match Apple’s “resolutionary” approach, with Skype for iPad getting a retina update, meaning its icons and menus will not show pixelated fonts that will harm your new iPad Retina sensibilities. The only hitch is that the new iPad’s front-facing camera is still VGA, though it’s still nice to see Skype keeping pace with the latest inventions.
You can download Skype for iPad with Retina goodness here.
Just hours after Apple unveiled to the world the new iPad, the Cupertino company has gone ahead with the release of a first TV commercial for the “resolutionary” gadget, focusing, as expected, on the device’s retina display.
“When a screen becomes this good, it’s simply you and the things you care about.”
It’s here. It’s finally here. We don’t really care if you call it the iPad 3 or iPad HD or iPad 2S or simply the new iPad, but the fact is the next gen iPad is at last upon us. Powered by the new A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip, the new iPad is the most pixel-packed slate in the market right now, boasting full HD retina display and an improved color saturation running on a 9.7-inch screen that plays host to 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement — that’s 264ppi.
There’s also a new iSight camera on board that’s quite similar to the version inside the iPhone 4S. It’s a five-megapixel, backside illuminated sensor with and a five element lens. It’s also capable of capturing 1080p video, which should come as no surprise. We’re also excited to see the keyboard sporting a brand new dictation key that lets you speak instead of type — yes, just like on Android. The new software inside will also let you use the slate as a portable WiFi hotspot… so long as the carriers are game.
Last, but not the least, the most exciting bit: LTE. The new iPad is sporting 21Mbps HSPA+, but it’s also rocking an LTE radio capable of pulling down 73Mbps on both Verizon and AT&T in the US. And guess what — even with an LTE antenna on board, Apple is still claiming to get 10 hours of battery life on the slightly obese slate which has become a little heavier at 1.4lbs, thought he 9.4mm thickness is nothing to sniff at.
Pricing is the same as the iPad 2: the 16GB WiFi only model starts at $499, ending with $829 for the 64GB version with 4G. Pre-orders have already begun and shipping begins March 16th. Are you buying the new iPad?
These next-gen iPhone concepts are coming in thick and fast. The latest entrant to the fold is designer Kris Groen’s renderings of what he thinks will be a more popular iPhone, with his concept featuring a larger screen size, increased to 4 inches diagonally with the beautiful retina display. Another thing you’ll notice in Groen’s renderings is two home buttons instead of one — present on either side of the phone and which help in better app switching than Apple’s current offering. The home button has long been under several designers’ and Apple enthusiasts’ radar, with many calling for a longer or shorter home button and some even arguing in favor of the home button being removed completely. The video below explains Groen’s imagination.