The iPad mini is out and Apple’s elite were there to launch it. At a media event held in California, USA, Apple gave the world the first view of the much anticipated 7.9 inch iPad mini. Also, at the same event CEO, Tim Cook revealed a new 13 inch MacBook Pro, that is said to revolutionize the world of Laptops.
Retina display is a term coined by Apple Inc. to describe display device specification having a pixel density such that the human eye fails to distinguish between two adjacent pixels in a pixelated image.
Every image that we see on a modern display device is pixelated. Pixels can be thought of as fine dots which when collected together make the image complete. For example, when we draw a line, thousands of pixels follow each other in a straight pattern to make up the line. The pixel density, the size, the intensity of display all depend upon the architecture of the underlying hardware of the device. To display a pixel, the parameters of a pixel like the colour, the intensity are varied according to different algorithms like Bresenham’s line drawing algorithm, DDA algorithm, Xiaolin Wu’s line algorithm and many more advanced algorithms. To display the colour, different colour models like the RGB, CMYK are used. [Read more…] about The Retina Display
The iPad 2 had a 1GHz dual core processor named A5 and 512MB RAM. The iPad 3 went with an even faster processor and larger RAM, each at 1.2 GHz and 1GB respectively, the processor named as A5X. But these figures are just figures and the true utilization of resources lies in the heart of iPad’s iOS. All the iPads are smooth to operate and only the first generation of iPad felt sluggish while using, the other two have no noticeable lag to the everyday user. It is a complete end-to-end device with almost no hassles from internet surfing to playing hardcore games, everything feels buttery smooth to execute.
True to their claims, every iPad has proved its mettle in terms of longevity and survive the day. Heck, it even goes a mile ahead and homes a peace in your mind that you still have that little battery left to shoot an important mail. iPad, iPad 2 and the iPad 3 all have exceptional battery life which outlast even Apple’s claims of lasting upto 10 hours. The iPad 2 and iPad 3 both survive for 10 hours 30 minutes before they need to be docked to the wall socket. The life can be increased even more with the Wi-Fi turned off. That’s the beauty of integration of hardware and software. The software knows what and when to use and how to bring out the maximum of the available resources.
All the iPads are still the benchmarks of industrial design language they have created for the other players of the tablet business. Nobody even reaches close to the design philosophy that Apple gives to their products, and iPad is another truth added to their collars. Though iPad was a revolutionary product, it was bulky none the less. Apple learnt the lesson as they themselves claimed and tried to better the device in terms of usability being lighter than before.
They achieved this with iPad 2, which was even thinner than their own iPhone 4 (0.34-inches compared to 0.37-inches). Although the iPad 3 is a little thicker and tiny bit heavier than iPad 2, it was done in order to make space for a bigger battery to keep their promise of 10 hours of battery life for us. Still, the design cues don’t miss the premium feel and feels amazingly sleek to hold, even with one hand.
The iPad runs over a customized version of OS X that is similar to the interface as of an iPhone or an iPod Touch. It has a 9.7-inch IPS screen (measured diagonally) which provides wide angles of viewing. iPad and iPad 2 had a screen resolution of 1024 X 768, which was changed forever the way we used to see things on a tablet, with a 2048 X 1536 pixel display on iPad 3, which is a million more than your brand new clinging high definition LCD/LED TV in your hall. That much pixels in your hand. Most of the HDTVs have a resolution of 1920 X 1080 (2.073 million pixels). iPad 3 on the other hand, has 3.1 million pixels in the same area of display! This results in fine texts and splendid photos and videos to look at! [Read more…] about iPad Display..What’s Special
The dawn of the portable computing was started by the Apple and it has still been in the helm of them. And in 2010, we saw another of the revolutionary product to be born to the world, iPad.
Apple came out with a monumental product with iPad, which was dismissed by many as nothing but a larger iPod Touch, but lesser did they realize the many possibilities which could be possible with the larger screen size. And then came the flurry of apps which exploited the true potential of a bigger screen, being more portable than a laptop at the same time.
Since the first time of its inception, the iPad is minimal in design and makes the most use of the space it has. With each iteration, the iPad kept getting more powerful than before and with that, more functional in terms of usage. And just as people started thinking, “this cannot be made any better”, Apple to everyone’s surprise came with more bang and launched the iPad3 (or the new iPad) in the spring of 2012.