Skip to comments.Sources: New Apple TV launching in March, near-immediate availability hinted for new iPads
Posted on 02/29/2012 4:12:38 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion
Reliable sources familiar with Apples upcoming product release have said that the company is in fact launching a new Apple TV alongside the next-generation iPad . . .
The new Apple TV is rumored to include a faster processor, possibly a variation of the dual-core A5 chip. The dual-core A5 chip has been said to be required for the Apple TV to finally stream 1080p quality video, but Apple is also working on an A5X chip that is dual-core, which also includes an improved graphics engine. Those two components of the chip would likely deliver the smooth video playback that Apple would include in such a product. Other possibilities from the rumor-mill include a redesigned Bluetooth 4.0 remote control, and Siri support, but those are not rumors that we can independently confirm (yet). This new Apple TV would seemingly launch with a new 1080P movie service from Apples iTunes Store.
Sources are also . . . [indicating that] the next iPad [will have] a Retina Display. In our report on a number of next-generation iPad-related rumors, we noted that pre-sales would begin on March 7th (likely event day) or just a few days later. Sources are now saying that next-generation iPad shipments are already landing at ports of multiple countries around the world, so expect near-immediate availability . . .
. . . iPads currently come in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities, but with Apple recently bumping the iPhone to 64GB for the first time (just last year), it wouldnt be a stretch to see Apple move to a high end 128GB offering for their tablets . . .
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It doesn’t seem much good to me to have the ability to watch movies or tv on a tablet, when all the companies are throttling their download speeds and amounts.
It makes the three year old in me come to the fore. I want one!!! Waaaaaa
Samsung is coming out with a tablet with 1080, which at a density of about 465 ppi may be denser than Retina.
In that case you probably need WiFi to download movies . . .
I use my iPad to watch movies all of the time. I don’t stream them, but download and play. For example: when I am on a plane, or in a hotel. It saves rentals and it helps pass the time.
I’m not questioning that it can be done, but with the internet providers putting limits on how you can do, each hour of downloading video is about a gigabyte of memory.
I’m just saying that it wouldn’t take long for many of us to use up our time.
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