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All You Need to Know of Apple's New iPad (3rd Generation)

All You Need to Know of Apple's New iPad (3rd Generation)



A Primer for Apple's New iPad

A Primer for Apple's New iPad

Announced less than a week ago, Apple's third generation iPad will be shipped across the globe from March 16, Friday. Singapore has been included in the list of countries that will receive the first shipment of the new iPad.

As usual, we did a quick round-up on what's new with the latest iPad, and the accompanying prices. Since then, customers have made their online purchases, and if you were quick, the iPad will make its way into your hands on March 16.

For those who prefer to purchase it with a data plan, the three telcos in Singapore, namely SingTel, StarHub and M1, have also announced their offer. Signing a two-year contract with these telcos will mean a subsidized iPad, but will it really be that cost effective, as compared to buying the iPad from the online Apple Store and pairing it with a multi-SIM plan?

More importantly, do you really need an iPad that won't enjoy LTE speeds, because of the different frequency bands used by Apple and the telcos in Singapore? While the three telcos have announced that the new data plans will come with theoretical speeds of up to 21Mbps, one has to consider the typical speeds that you get, which is a far cry from the promised speeds.

Regardless, if your decision is made, here's a listing of all the news surrounding the iPad for your reference.

3rd Gen. iPad News and Articles
New iPad Charges Up to 2 Hours After 100%

New iPad Charges Up to 2 Hours After 100%

NEWS / 26 Mar 2012

The new iPad requires up to one to two hours of extra charging before it reaches its one full charge cycle due to its inaccurate battery-charge display algorithm, Dr. Rayond M. Soneira from DisplayMate reports.

Apple iPad (2012) - Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

Apple iPad (2012) - Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

REVIEW / 24 Mar 2012

Apple's third generation iPad comes with several new features such as a Retina display, A5X processor with quad-core graphics and a 5-megapixel rear camera with advanced optics. Can Apple maintain its lead over the other Android tablets this year? Let's find out.

Comics iPad App Updated with CMX-HD Support For Reading on Retina Display

Comics iPad App Updated with CMX-HD Support For Reading on Retina Display

NEWS / 22 Mar 2012

Comixology has updated its Comics iPad app and introduced CMX-HD support for Retina-optimized comics, The Verge reports.

Consumer Reports: New iPad Cannot Charge Under Heavy Workloads

Consumer Reports: New iPad Cannot Charge Under Heavy Workloads

NEWS / 21 Mar 2012

Besides confirming complaints of the new iPad heating up under heavy usage, Consumer Reports also found that the Apple slate would not charge under heavy loads.

New iPad Runs 10 Degrees Hotter Than iPad 2?

New iPad Runs 10 Degrees Hotter Than iPad 2?

NEWS / 20 Mar 2012

The newest iPad on the block does run a little hotter than its predecessor, 10 degrees more to be exact, according to Tweakers.net.

New iPad vs. iPad 2: Just How Good is the Retina Display?

New iPad vs. iPad 2: Just How Good is the Retina Display?

FEATURE / 16 Mar 2012

Just how much sharper is the new iPad's 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution? We placed it under the lens, alongside the iPad 2 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and show you the difference in display clarity and quality between these three tablets.

Retina Display-ready Apps Up on App Store

Retina Display-ready Apps Up on App Store

NEWS / 16 Mar 2012

A list of third-party apps that have been upgraded to complement the new iPad's screen has been released to Tech Crunch. Click the jump for more details.

New iPad Apps Up to 5 Times Bigger Due to Retina Display

New iPad Apps Up to 5 Times Bigger Due to Retina Display

NEWS / 15 Mar 2012

New iPad apps, such as KeyNote and iMovie, have been upgraded to support the 2048 x 1536 Retina Display. Bad news? These apps look to be up to fives times larger in storage, TinHte reports.

Apple iPad Data Plans Compared

Apple iPad Data Plans Compared

FEATURE / 14 Mar 2012

Apple's latest iPad will be offered by the three telcos with a 21Mbps data plan. Should you wish to purchase the iPad with a two-year contract, here's a detailed comparison of the cost that'll be incurred over the two-year period.

StarHub Announces New iPad with 21Mbps HSPA+ Data Plans

StarHub Announces New iPad with 21Mbps HSPA+ Data Plans

NEWS / 14 Mar 2012

StarHub has just made a formal announcement about its upcoming iPad (2012) price plans. The local telco will be subsidizing the new Apple tablet with 21Mbps HSPA+ data plans, priced at S$41.30 per month.

SingTel Matches New iPad with 21Mbps HSPA+ Data Plans and Same Day Delivery

SingTel Matches New iPad with 21Mbps HSPA+ Data Plans and Same Day Delivery

NEWS / 14 Mar 2012

SingTel has also announced a 21Mbps data plan to accompany the new iPad. Customers can order the iPad from SingTel's website from March 16 at 12:01am, and receive it at their doorstep as early as 3am on the same day.

To Buy or Not to Buy the New iPad

To Buy or Not to Buy the New iPad

BLOG / 08 Mar 2012

As our resident tablet reviewer read through all the promised hardware upgrades for the new iPad, it's undeniable that the thought of ditching his old iPad for the new one is weighing heavily on his mind. But in less than 15 minutes, he decided against it. Here's why.

The ABCs of the New iPad

The ABCs of the New iPad

FEATURE / 08 Mar 2012

The tablet that started it all - the Apple iPad. Now in its third generation, what did Apple bring to the table with the new iPad? Join us as we get the lowdown on Apple's new iPad and find out what's hot (and what's not).

Apple's New iPad Available from 16th March, Comes with iOS 5.1

Apple's New iPad Available from 16th March, Comes with iOS 5.1

NEWS / 08 Mar 2012

Apple's new iPad has just been announced and it will be available in Singapore from 16th March. Armed with a new 2048 x 1536 screen resolution and a new dual-core Apple A5X processor with a quad-core graphics processor, the upgraded iPad will also be launched with iOS 5.1.

More News on iPad HD and iPad Mini

More News on iPad HD and iPad Mini

NEWS / 07 Mar 2012

With the launch of the alleged iPad HD just around the corner, here are some additional rumors and allegations to keep readers on the edge of their seats. 9to5Mac and BGR reports.