Live blog from Apple's 'iPad 3' media event in San Francisco

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Apple on Wednesday plans to take the wraps of its third-generation iPad during a media event in San Francisco. Click here for live coverage of the event, which begins at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern.





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  • benfgbenfg Posts: 4member
    Usually apple is updating the Apple Store during the Keynote...



    We are 2 hours for the Keynote and Apple is already working on the Apple Store...



    What is going on??? Is there more than the "IPAD HD"???



    This is strange.
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,503member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by benfg View Post


    This is strange.



    Not strange in the slightest.
  • thataveragejoethataveragejoe Posts: 830member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Not strange in the slightest.



    Agreed. Also have the Apple TV update too.
  • asciiascii Posts: 5,363member
    Predictions:

    - iPad 3: Dual Core/1GB/Retina/LTE/802.11ac

    - iPad 2 8GB

    - AppleTV 1080p

    - iOS 5.1 with Siri

    - 1080p Movies on iTunes (but not iCloud)

    - Microsoft Office for iPad

    - A bunch of developers of popular apps will come on stage to demo their new Retina versions.
  • musiccomposermusiccomposer Posts: 49member
    - And whatever "B82" is
  • boxmaccaryboxmaccary Posts: 146member
    ... and hopefully some LucasArts guys'll come on stage & blow everyone away with a UnrealEngine3-powered "Star Wars" game !!



    "TIE FighterDX", anyone?
  • ko024ko024 Posts: 68member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MusicComposer View Post


    - And whatever "B82" is



    for $39... its a smart cover
  • rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Wonder who will be taking the lead on this keynote. No doubt it's going to get a lot of extra attention since it's the first big one since Steve died. Tim Cook or Phill Schiller perhaps?
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,503member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ko024 View Post


    for $39... its a smart cover



    It's an updated Digital AV dongle.
  • charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,081member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by benfg View Post


    Usually apple is updating the Apple Store during the Keynote...



    We are 2 hours for the Keynote and Apple is already working on the Apple Store...



    What is going on??? Is there more than the "IPAD HD"???



    This is strange.



    Not that strange. Sometimes they take it down all night.
  • mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 6,900member
    I submitted this news but thought everyone would love this:



    http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...mber=8,130,237



    Quote:

    Resolution independent user interface design



    Abstract



    Graphical user interface material map objects are specified by a collection of attribute-value pairs, the collection of which comprises a complete description of the material map and may be used by a rendering engine to create a visual representation of the material map at any resolution. That is, material map representations in accordance with the invention are resolution independent. Another benefit of representing material maps in accordance with the invention is that they may be encrypted to prevent unauthorized inspection or use.



    Inventors: \tZimmer; Mark (Aptos, CA)

    Assignee: \tApple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)

    Appl. No.: \t11/459,140

    Filed: \tJuly 21, 2006




    Related filing document goes back to 2004.



    It's taken this long for Apple to acquire this patent.
  • banchobancho Posts: 1,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BoxMacCary View Post


    ... and hopefully some LucasArts guys'll come on stage & blow everyone away with a UnrealEngine3-powered "Star Wars" game !!



    "TIE FighterDX", anyone?



    Tie Fighter is one of my all time favorite games. I really wouldn't mind seeing a new take on it.
  • paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,164member
    The question is - how long will the 'live feed' last before it crashes?
  • musiccomposermusiccomposer Posts: 49member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by paxman View Post


    The question is - how long will the 'live feed' last before it crashes?



    Up until Tim Cook says "there's just one more thing...."
  • anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 17,192member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post


    I submitted this news but thought everyone would love this:



    http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...mber=8,130,237







    Related filing document goes back to 2004.



    It's taken this long for Apple to acquire this patent.



    I must be missing something obvious that you intend for us to get: can you explain a bit more, for us lay folk?
  • rednivalrednival Posts: 329member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ascii View Post


    Predictions:

    - iPad 3: Dual Core/1GB/Retina/LTE/802.11ac

    - iPad 2 8GB

    - AppleTV 1080p

    - iOS 5.1 with Siri

    - 1080p Movies on iTunes (but not iCloud)

    - Microsoft Office for iPad

    - A bunch of developers of popular apps will come on stage to demo their new Retina versions.



    Are you predicting that any iOS device that can install iOS 5.1 will be receive Siri? Bold prediction because I haven't read that anywhere, but I like it. I won't hold my breath since it could slow sales of iPhone4S and iPad3 if you could just install Siri on your old device.



    I mean, I know it could happen. Apple saying Siri needs the hardware of the iPhone 4S to function is absolute crap. It seems to be mostly cloud based and Android devices with FAR less horsepower than an iPhone4 have had voice command support for some time. They could have just said it was an iPhone 4S exclusive feature and left it at that.



    Sometimes I think Apple says more than they really need to.



    EDIT: OH. Unless they let you PAY for a Siri update. That would both be awesome and would make them a ton of money. I could live with that.
  • chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
    I predict disappointment



    but only because of my own expectations being too high
  • johnnyapplejohnnyapple Posts: 16member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MusicComposer View Post


    Up until Tim Cook says "there's just one more thing...."



    One more thing .... Apple television? Maybe.
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,503member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by johnnyapple View Post


    One more thing .... Apple television? Maybe.



    Sure hope not.
  • asciiascii Posts: 5,363member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rednival View Post


    Are you predicting that any iOS device that can install iOS 5.1 will be receive Siri? Bold prediction because I haven't read that anywhere, but I like it. I won't hold my breath since it could slow sales of iPhone4S and iPad3 if you could just install Siri on your old device.



    I think it's time for Siri to migrate to other devices, they have had a chance to iron out the bugs by now. Maybe it will just be the new Apple TV, but I hope it is older devices too.
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