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Apple's iPad event in San Francisco // Next generation product launches

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Touchscreens at the ready, it's time for a new Apple product launch! The banners are up at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for the expected launch of an updated iPad. Rumours and supposed leaks have been big on this one, almost everybody is expecting a higher resolution screen to give Retina Display qualities to the best selling tablet on the market.




  • *taps desk impatiently*

    are we there yet?

  • Phil Schiller has already confirmed there will not be an official Live Stream :(

    Suggested links to follow, later on this afternoon

  • Currently watching Leo set up at http://twit.tv/ . Hopefully they'll announce something before I have to go to choir rehearsal.

  • Currently watching Leo set up at http://twit.tv/ . Hopefully they'll announce something before I have to go to choir rehearsal.

    Don't expect much before 7pm

  • Don't expect much before 7pm

    :( Will have to keep an eye on Twitter whilst I'm singing. Mac rumours has lots of links to live updates here www.macrumors.com…ad-3-media-event/

  • :( Will have to keep an eye on Twitter whilst I'm singing. Mac rumours has lots of links to live updates here www.macrumors.com…ad-3-media-event/

    As is normal on announcement days, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive.

    3 popular ones today

    - 4G availability [not much use outside of the US right now]

    - Liquid Metal [super lightweight, very strong alloy]

    - Haptic Feedback [very excited if true]

  • made it. phew.

    hullo all.

  • - Haptic Feedback [very excited if true]

    who?

  • - Haptic Feedback [very excited if true]

    Apple just catching up with the rest of us then. I've had Haptic Feedback on my last 3 phones!

  • @macrumorslive should be good to follow for updates

  • hullo all.

    *waves* Give Christine a gentle hug for the new job

  • Hey Mr C

    - Haptic Feedback [very excited if true]

    Touch sensitive feedback from the screen

  • Leo's stream has an advert up for recycling your iPad2 and the new one hasn't been announced yet

  • Touch sensitive feedback from the screen

    for reals?

  • Leo's stream has an advert up for recycling your iPad2 and the new one hasn't been announced yet

    :)

  • Touch sensitive feedback from the screen

    for reals?

    Christine had an HTC phone didn't she? They have haptic feedback. I love it, it uses up more battery but it's nice having a response from the screen

  • Christine had an HTC phone didn't she? They have haptic feedback. I love it, it uses up more battery but it's nice having a response from the screen

    she's wandered off to make food. i'll ask in a bit, but i've never played with it. how does it work?

  • she's wandered off to make food. i'll ask in a bit, but i've never played with it. how does it work?

    I have no idea how it works. You tick the box in settings and it vibrates slightly when you touch things like letters on keyboards.

  • Haptic story [one of many] www.tuaw.com/2012…nd-all-that-jazz/

  • Leo's stream has an advert up for recycling your iPad2 and the new one hasn't been announced yet

    Gazelle are regular sponsors, good marketing for a tech podcast

  • do we have predictions/hopes for today?

    i'd like apple tv apps, and webgl enabled ios 5.1

  • do we have predictions/hopes for today?

    I'll have less money by the end of the month :)

  • hehe

  • do we have predictions/hopes for today?

    I think they are going to announce something no one has predicted and then we'll all have to decided if it's exciting ;). Other that that a new OS would make sense and something iPady

  • New Mac Pros as a one more thing [less likely]

  • i can't promise it's any good, but feel free to try the beta-dashboard for commenting today: http://sidepodcast.com/dashboard

    yell at the end of the event if there are issues though, i'm too excited to fix anything right now.

  • i can't promise it's any good, but feel free to try the beta-dashboard for commenting today: http://sidepodcast.com/dashboard

    Cool

    yell at the end of the event if there are issues though, i'm too excited to fix anything right now.

    Will do

  • yell at the end of the event if there are issues though, i'm too excited to fix anything right now.

    OOhh new dashboard.

  • Can't get TWIT to play

  • Can't get TWIT to play

    :( It's fine for me but I've been on the stream for a while

  • :( It's fine for me but I've been on the stream for a while

    Got it now

  • I wonder if Mr Andronov will join us

  • I've got both live comments & dashboard open & I'm getting two lots of notifications. I love Chrome, notifications are fab

  • Quick dashboard question: Should the boxes be movable?

  • Quick dashboard question: Should the boxes be movable?

    nope. but it fits on the ipad now. lots still to do.

  • nope. but it fits on the ipad now. lots still to do.

    Cool, good move

  • finally home after a long day of work. Hello apple fans! :)

  • Hey Lou

  • finally home after a long day of work. Hello apple fans! :)

    *waves*

  • If Apple TV has apps then we deserve HD F1 next year!

  • I've got both live comments & dashboard open & I'm getting two lots of notifications. I love Chrome, notifications are fab

    they rock!

    hey lou.

  • I'm listening to leo at http://twit.tv/ and ars live updates at live.arstechnica.…pple_iPad_3_Event

  • 20 mins of back slapping now :(

  • Has Leo got a red netbook?

  • Or is that an 11" Air with a cover?

  • Engadget open on one screen, refreshing the Apple website on another…

  • Engadget open on one screen, refreshing the Apple website on another…

    3 windows, SPC, TWIT & 5 tabs on live blogs in the middle :)

  • Engadget open on one screen, refreshing the Apple website on another…

    The store won't be back until the keynote has finished

  • The store won't be back until the keynote has finished

    Yes, but at some point, the iPad page may update.

  • Yes, but at some point, the iPad page may update.

    Good luck. It's currently the most refreshed page on the internet :)

  • My HTCs have both rumbled to register a touch, but the rumours for the event go way past that to the extent of being able to feel ridges and surface changes. It uses magic apparently.

  • My HTCs have both rumbled to register a touch, but the rumours for the event go way past that to the extent of being able to feel ridges and surface changes. It uses magic apparently.

    It just works ;)

  • My HTCs have both rumbled to register a touch, but the rumours for the event go way past that to the extent of being able to feel ridges and surface changes. It uses magic apparently.

    i read they will "electrify" every individual pixel... to zap you every time!

  • As long as pre-orders are open soon, I can wait for release

  • I almost forgot! I was in the Apple Store in Grand Central Terminal in NYC last Saturday!

  • I almost forgot! I was in the Apple Store in Grand Central Terminal in NYC last Saturday!

    Biggest Store now, just took London's Covent Garden's place

  • Or maybe electric, can't remember now.

  • If they are talking about Siri now, it HAS to be coming to the iPad

  • I wanna hear how Siri sounds in other countries!

  • Ooh, I wonder if I can get the Japanese Siri on my next phone here?

  • I wanna hear how Siri sounds in other countries!

    Change your country in settings. The Irish voice sounds really bad, like a bad imitation

  • Ooh, I wonder if I can get the Japanese Siri on my next phone here?

    You could but the responses are country specific. Only the US gets the geographical stuff at the moment

  • iOS 5.1 - wonder what the difference will be?

  • So we are going to have to do a software update today then?

  • iOS 5.1 - wonder what the difference will be?

    Minor update

  • Grrr, I hate Apple day as it always means a gazillion updates to be done.

  • So we are going to have to do a software update today then?

    iOs tends to get an update for new devices. Big one for iPhone, point update for iPad

  • Grrr, I hate Apple day as it always means a gazillion updates to be done.

    *volunteers*

  • 1080p HD tv shows on Apple TV

  • 1080p HD tv shows on Apple TV

    yay.

  • Grrr, I hate Apple day as it always means a gazillion updates to be done.

    There's gonna be a ton of iPad updates as the display goes HD

  • There's gonna be a ton of iPad updates as the display goes HD

    think f1minute is retina ready. but yeah, i can imagine.

  • Which live blog is everyone following?

  • think f1minute is retina ready. but yeah, i can imagine.

    Still need to work out how to make my website retina ready. Need to get my head around pixel density CSS.

  • think f1minute is retina ready. but yeah, i can imagine.

    If the pixels are doubled, the resolution will be greater than the 27" iMac

    You need a 30" display to develop at full size :)

  • playlist sync in icloud is handy.

  • Which live blog is everyone following?

    Me… Engadget. Their live blogs looks so nice :-)

  • Ooh, icloud supports movies. Maybe I'll start using it.

  • Which live blog is everyone following?

    live.arstechnica.…pple_iPad_3_Event but it's not updating very quickly. Am listening to leo on http://twit.tv/

  • Which live blog is everyone following?

    TWIT http://live.twit.tv/

  • TWIT http://live.twit.tv/

    And flicking between these

    www.macrumors.com…ad-3-media-event/

  • Ok, I'm on cnet

  • Ooh, icloud supports movies. Maybe I'll start using it.

    iTunes Match

  • You need a 30" display to develop at full size :)

    not really, just test on the device. i can't fit retina iphone on my screen, so develop direct on the device.

  • Got twit going now though. Thanks

  • Photostream comes to the Apple TV

    Careful what you take pictures of when out on the town :)

  • Photostream comes to the Apple TV

    it's already there. at least on ours.

  • not really, just test on the device. i can't fit retina iphone on my screen, so develop direct on the device.

    Not possible until delivery

  • it's already there. at least on ours.

    Maybe they mean there's an app now

  • Not possible until delivery

    sure, but i'm 99% certain f1minute is ready. ask me in a couple of weeks though ;)

  • Leo's using a Google Hangout

  • New Apple TV: "Streamed movies took about 10 seconds to start playing."

  • We should Google Hangout a race!

  • Mr. C could wear a helmet.

  • We should Google Hangout a race!

    Very limited numbers, 10-20 I think

  • They've started talking about iPads

  • They've started talking about iPads

    Cool, minimal waffle today

  • Cool, minimal waffle today

    They know I've got a rehearsal to go to ;)

  • They know I've got a rehearsal to go to ;)

    :)

  • Live Blog from The Verge has lots of photos

    live.theverge.com…_in_San_Francisco

  • @marcoarment - I like that this Apple TV is just a $99 upgrade instead of a brand new $1000 TV set.

  • cnet is showing a lot of photos too

  • cnet is showing a lot of photos too

    CNET's on my blacklist :)

  • uh oh

  • I've got Apple at 535.88

  • " in some estimations, there were over 100 competitive tablets that came to market just last year."

  • Samsung bashing now

  • 536!

  • Here it comes

  • no button?

  • There's a button?

  • No button!

  • There's a button?

    oh there is. couldn't see it.

  • oh there is. couldn't see it.

    Dunno

    Apparently there is

  • bah. I didn't want one.

  • I like the pinch gesture to get out of an app.

  • I like the pinch gesture to get out of an app.

    I'm making more use of multi touch gestures lately

  • I don't want a button because I want them to get rid of it on the phone too. Mine has been working sporadically lately.

  • I don't want a button because I want them to get rid of it on the phone too. Mine has been working sporadically lately.

    Out of warranty?

  • Double resolution as expected

  • How long is the warranty for? It's been over a year.

  • That's a rubbish resolution. My camera does twice that number of pixels ;-)

  • Oooh, I have a bet with a professor that this one will be thicker than the 2

  • How long is the warranty for? It's been over a year.

    It's 12 months if you didn't get AppleCare (always do so)

  • Eh, I'll make it until the next iPhone

  • A lot of apps will break the 3G 20MB download limit now

  • Eh, I'll make it until the next iPhone

    October. You could always make an appointment and try the Genius Bar. It's not unheard of for them to swap it out anyway

  • What is that?

  • The Verge is down, Ars Technica is down

  • What is that?

    What?

  • The Verge is down, Ars Technica is down

    all using scribble live which has died.

    so scribble not so live.

  • www.engadget.com/…-ipad-3-liveblog/ still updating

  • Flicking between Engadget and TUAW

  • 5 mp camera

  • How does that compare to the 4S?

  • What is that?

    Genius Bar is the help desk at the Apple Store. Make an appointment

  • We don't have an Apple Store here

  • How does that compare to the 4S?

    Think it's the same

  • We don't have an Apple Store here

    Ah, next time you're out of state then

  • 5 mp camera

    wow. now the ipod touch looks REALLY old.

  • Think it's the same

    8MP camera in 4S

    Same as the 4

  • wow. now the ipod touch looks REALLY old.

    It's a diminishing product these days

  • I just want to know 'When?' now :)

  • Siri, yes!

  • Siriously?

  • wow. now the ipod touch looks REALLY old.

    It's going in my bin in a couple of weeks :-)

  • Siriously?

    hehehe :-)

  • I want something to replace my 80GB Classic

  • Siri, yes!

    full siri?

  • full siri?

    Maybe just dictation

  • Is it better than Dragon Dictation?

  • 4G is pointless in the UK until late next year

  • 4G is pointless in the UK until late next year

    late this year in london. surely?

  • Is it better than Dragon Dictation?

    Have only used Siri on occasion

  • late this year in london. surely?

    Until it's everywhere, I don't really care. It would be nice in The Coal Hole though :)

  • Until it's everywhere, I don't really care.

    it'll never be everywhere.

  • late this year in london. surely?

    The auction hasn't event been announced yet

  • it'll never be everywhere.

    Everywhere in London, Imean

  • Everywhere in London, Imean

    ahh yeah, this year i think. time will tell, but you should be able to make use of it before the ipad 4.

  • ahh yeah, this year i think. time will tell, but you should be able to make use of it before the ipad 4.

    HSPA+ isn't even available yet. I'll not hold my breath

  • "The iPad can now be a personal hotspot too -- if the carrier supports it."

    ooooh, maybe no more mifi?

  • Is it thicker? I've got a bet! :p

  • Wireless Hotspot

  • ooooh, maybe no more mifi?

    You getting 3G model this time?

  • Where is Twit out of?

  • I can use my iPhone as a hotspot

  • HSPA+ isn't even available yet. I'll not hold my breath

    we have it on the mifi. have done for a few months.

  • we have it on the mifi. have done for a few months.

    I really should get a 3 SIM

  • we have it on the mifi. have done for a few months.

    Decent speed?

  • You getting 3G model this time?

    hotspot is quite compelling the mifi sucks battery like a straw.

  • Where is Twit out of?

    Petaluma, near SF

  • hotspot is quite compelling the mifi sucks battery like a straw.

    True

  • Thanks

  • Is it thicker? I've got a bet! :p

    It's 9.4mm

  • Same price

  • Decent speed?

    define decent. 11+ haven't used it for a few weeks (very desk bound atm).

  • That's almost a cm, that's thicker, right?

  • Excahnge rate will probably be re-evaluated for UK market.

  • *Exchange

  • define decent. 11+ haven't used it for a few weeks (very desk bound atm).

    11+ is faster than my broadband, so that's decent

  • Preorders from today

  • Ok, gotta run down the hall and rub it in on a certain professor.

  • Preorders from today

    need!

  • Ok, gotta run down the hall and rub it in on a certain professor.

    :)

  • YAY! UK on March 16th too :-)

  • Mar 16th for the big markets, YES!

    Ordering mine online ASAP

  • 11+ is faster than my broadband, so that's decent

    and we're not in london, surely you can do even better than us :)

  • Preorders from today

    *Grabs wallet*

  • and we're not in london, surely you can do even better than us :)

    Will look into their PAYG tarriffs

  • If no number for model then it gets harder for people to establish which generation they own. Like the iPod Touch

  • I'll have our Tech department order mine.

  • Showing games now

  • Still 10hrs battery life [9hrs on 3G]

  • Still 10hrs battery life [9hrs on 3G]

    ...and on LTE?

  • ...and on LTE?

    Haven't heard yet, supposed to be a real power drain though

  • ...and on LTE?

    Think it's 10 hours normal, 9hrs on 4G

  • Think it's 10 hours normal, 9hrs on 4G

    blimey, that's amazing.

  • Think it's 10 hours normal, 9hrs on 4G

    I'd be surprised if 4G isn't more power hungry than 3G

  • I'd be surprised if 4G isn't more power hungry than 3G

    Stand correscted, that IS what they are saying

  • Stand correscted, that IS what they are saying

    I think it's why it's heavier

  • I think it's why it's heavier

    True

  • I think it's why it's heavier

    Sounds like it's to be lighter than iPad 1 though

  • question. bought movies in itunes match. do they get upgraded to 1080p?

  • question. bought movies in itunes match. do they get upgraded to 1080p?

    Did you buy 720p? If so, I'd expect so. Maybe not for free. Depends if they continue to offer 720 as well

  • Did you buy 720p?

    some, yep.

  • question. bought movies in itunes match. do they get upgraded to 1080p?

    I'm fairly sure Engadget said they would

  • some, yep.

    Was that for stuff not available to rent?

  • I can imagine the Apple Store has a few issues later today

  • I can imagine the Apple Store has a few issues later today

    I can't imagine Apple not putting enough in place to keep the Store up and running

  • I'm fairly sure Engadget said they would

    wow.

    Was that for stuff not available to rent?

    yep. but HD rentals revert to non-HD rentals for no apparent reason after maybe 6 months. so if you like it enough to watch again after 6 months, you have no choice but to buy. they come back to being HD after a year. #dontaskmewhyaskhollywood

  • yep. but HD rentals revert to non-HD rentals for no apparent reason after maybe 6 months. so if you like it enough to watch again after 6 months, you have no choice but to buy. they come back to being HD after a year. #dontaskmewhyaskhollywood

    Odd

  • Can I get SPC into flipboard?

  • Can I get SPC into flipboard?

    dunno. try it.

  • Can I get SPC into flipboard?

    Should do, yes

  • Sorry Mr C, I read it incorrectly. It actually just said:

    "You'll be able to re-download movies you've purchased on any device, and movies and TV shows now​ support 1080p."

  • Garageband Smart Strings?

  • "You'll be able to re-download movies you've purchased on any device, and movies and TV shows now​ support 1080p."

    ahh, boo.

  • Let's form an iPad band. We could be the next Gorillaz!

  • ahh, boo.

    Not a lot of difference between that and 720p unless you sit 3 feet from the tv or have a 50"+ tv

  • iMovie!

  • iMovie!

    "iMovie, also has a new feature. Now, not only can you create a movie, but also a movie trailer."

  • I've been teaching iMovie a lot lately in a few of our courses.

  • I wish they would come out with more of those movie trailer templates.

  • Not a lot of difference between that and 720p unless you sit 3 feet from the tv or have a 50"+ tv

    no. i don't care about the quality though, it's the thing that alex and i want - buy any content once, and have it self upgrade forever (maybe paying the difference, but not the full price). that's how content should work, purchase now and have it future proof.

    that's how itunes music works and apps and books. but not movies (yet).

  • or allow them to be more customizable.

  • no. i don't care about the quality though, it's the thing that alex and i want - buy any content once, and have it self upgrade forever (maybe paying the difference, but not the full price). that's how content should work, purchase now and have it future proof.

    Agreed

  • that's how itunes music works and apps and books. but not movies (yet).

    Content owners are so scared of Apple for TV & Movies

  • iPhoto for iPad

  • iPhoto for iPad

    ooooooh!

  • iPhoto for iPad

    Photo management could definitely be better

  • I have to go & sing. If they announce a name for this, please can someone put it on Twitter. Thanks

  • Bye Janna

  • I have to go & sing. If they announce a name for this, please can someone put it on Twitter. Thanks

    Will do

  • iPhoto for iPad

    New gestures, new effects, multi-touch editing, and you can beam photos directly between devices.

  • And I just bought PS Touch

  • And I just bought PS Touch

    Bet that's why Adobe rushed it out. Must be ideal for users of full PS

  • And Yes I got SPC into flipboard

  • And I just bought PS Touch

    iPhoto is consumer grade editing though, basic stuff

  • Retina display = awesome for photos.... i now want an ipad. :)

  • Hello!

    Yay for new expensive things :)

  • I knew as soon as I bought an ipad 2 it wouldn't be long until the ipad3 came out! My 6 year old daughter loves her ipod by the way.

  • Retina display = awesome for photos.... i now want an ipad. :)

    need. not want ;)

  • need. not want ;)

    This :-)

  • need. not want ;)

    Damn straight!

  • hey lukeh and stuart. bye janna.

  • I knew as soon as I bought an ipad 2 it wouldn't be long until the ipad3 came out! My 6 year old daughter loves her ipod by the way.

    Very recently?

  • need. not want ;)

    ahhh yes, i shall perfect my vocab for when telling my parents all about it :)

  • Hey Lukeh and newcomers

  • Retina display = awesome for photos.... i now want an ipad. :)

    imagine just being able to flip it out and show off your photos in glorious resolution!

  • ahhh yes, i shall perfect my vocab for when telling my parents all about it :)

    Tetherd shooting... almost ;)

  • Photos up to 19MP

  • "double-tapping a single photo it compares all pics that look similar. The app finds them​ automatically." - crikey.

  • imagine just being able to flip it out and show off your photos in glorious resolution!

    exactly. It looked impressive before, but now it'll look fab! I've always wanted an Ipad with a really good display cause then i wont need to upgrade if i dont want to as my pics will look great whatever! :)

  • "double-tapping a single photo it compares all pics that look similar. The app finds them​ automatically." - crikey.

    Like Faces but for the whole image, nice move

  • "double-tapping a single photo it compares all pics that look similar. The app finds them​ automatically." - crikey.

    need

  • In all fairness I just want to play with one in an apple store. Such is the ambition of my bank account :)

  • need

    you learn quick ;)

  • Ipad and ipod were bought just before Christmas. My daughter loves to Facetime her friends.

  • In all fairness I just want to play with one in an apple store. Such is the ambition of my bank account :)

    I hear people are queuing already :)

  • you learn quick ;)

    heheheeh

  • Mr C, not sure if this is my mac (i really really hope not) but occasionally the screen keeps going blue.. only seems to be on sidepodcast....

  • Mr C, not sure if this is my mac (i really really hope not) but occasionally the screen keeps going blue.. only seems to be on sidepodcast....

    eh?!

  • Mr C, not sure if this is my mac (i really really hope not) but occasionally the screen keeps going blue.. only seems to be on sidepodcast....

    Odd

  • Get a screenshot Lou, next time it does it

  • Hello all! Both bought just before Christmas

  • Hello all! Both bought just before Christmas

    Thats 3 months of good use

  • And hey, Stuart

  • Alright. I'm gonna head to lunch. See you all later!

  • Alright. I'm gonna head to lunch. See you all later!

    byeee

  • "You can use photo beaming to send photos between your iOS devices."

    different from icloud syncing?

  • iPhoto price? $4.99 / £3.49?

  • later chap.

  • See ya JW

  • different from icloud syncing?

    From iPhoto, so your edits too

  • How the heck can EXIF data know what the weather was?!

  • "There's a map, even, that grabs geotags, and a weather icon that uses both to figure out what the​ weather was!"

    Auto white balance

  • How the heck can EXIF data know what the weather was?!

    Local GPS and weather readings?

  • Get a screenshot Lou, next time it does it

    that is much harder than it sounds. it's like a second of blue. Managed it tho...

    Here you go Mr C -

    http://twitpic.com/8t9idg

  • Local GPS and weather readings?

    I should show it our spa photos. It'll be easy :)

  • This isn't working very well for me, could be because I am on the train and the signal keeps cutting out or could be because I an discussing Apple from my Blackberry 9900!!!!!

  • http://twitpic.com/8t9idg

    what.in.the.world?!?

  • I should show it our spa photos. It'll be easy :)

    :) :) :)

  • Here you go Mr C -

    Whaaattt?

  • Whaaattt?

    very, very odd. has to be something on the site, but nothing is that colour.

  • This isn't working very well for me, could be because I am on the train and the signal keeps cutting out or could be because I an discussing Apple from my Blackberry 9900!!!!!

    Yeah, that's against the rules ;)

  • very, very odd. has to be something on the site, but nothing is that colour.

    Using Chrome Lou?

  • Same dock connector/port

  • what.in.the.world?!?

    i dunno... i thought it was Chrome.. or my mac, have restarted both my macbook and chrome..

    i dunno, back in the comments for 5 minutes and already causing chaos. sorry! :)

  • i dunno, back in the comments for 5 minutes and already causing chaos. sorry! :)

    :D

  • Using Chrome Lou?

    yeah

  • What's this Catalog group?

  • What's this Catalog group?

    Blatently going to be the iArgos catalogue

  • ""3rd-generation iPad." That was just quoted in an Apple promo video"

    So that sounds like it's just called "iPad"

  • Blatently going to be the iArgos catalogue

    with iPens?

  • Hi guys this just isn't working so I am going to say goodbye. Please send me a txt or tweet message when you have the next London meet up Stuart 07768 394146

  • with iPens?

    It's customary. just hope the ipad isn't laminated,

  • Bezel gestures?

  • Hi guys this just isn't working so I am going to say goodbye. Please send me a txt or tweet message when you have the next London meet up Stuart 07768 394146

    Will do, take care Stuart

  • Hi guys this just isn't working so I am going to say goodbye.

    see ya chap.

    (you seem to be commenting fine btw?)

  • It's customary. just hope the ipad isn't laminated,

    The laminated book of dreams

    © BillBailey

  • © BillBailey

    Just what I was thinking :)

  • I heard the RAM could be up to 1GB which is definitely needed

  • is it iPad 3 or iPad HD?

  • is it iPad 3 or iPad HD?

    Just iPad, I think. Like the iPod

  • is it iPad 3 or iPad HD?

    ipad chubby.

  • Just iPad, I think. Like the iPod

    Ooh right

  • is it iPad 3 or iPad HD?

    it's called 'lou's iPad' :)

  • it's called 'lou's iPad' :)

    Heheheh

  • :) :)

  • ipad2 stays on sale.

  • ipad2 stays on sale.

    Pff, pass :-)

  • iPad 2 dropped by $100. Limited time or to stay?

  • ipad2 stays on sale.

    disapppointingly not renamed to iPad -1

  • One more thing?

  • If someone in the store asks for an iPad, the first reaction will be to try to offer the new one, obviously

  • "2012: There's a lot to look forward to."

    ooohhhhh

  • "2012: There's a lot to look forward to."

    Lions on Mountains

  • "2012: There's a lot to look forward to."

    more than just lion+ then.

  • Access denied to Apple Store online in Chrome now...

  • more than just lion+ then.

    The New Lion

  • Access denied to Apple Store online in Chrome now...

    Give it 30 mins

  • Sounds like a pub actually.

  • i need more info on IOS5.1, but aside from that i'm happy. good keynote.

  • The New Lion

    Apple are going to have to start breeding new wild cats soon

  • i need more info on IOS5.1, but aside from that i'm happy. good keynote.

    Got everything I expected, I'm buying today

  • http://www.apple.com/ipad/

  • Interesting, I just got the blue flashing screen c;licking that link...

  • resolutionary!

  • Interesting, I just got the blue flashing screen c;licking that link...

    awww man :(

  • resolutionary!

    Groan

  • awww man :(

    as lou says, just for a very very brief milisecond. Chrome as well.

  • as lou says, just for a very very brief milisecond. Chrome as well.

    i needs a pc.

  • also it was in the seperate tab rather than sidepodcast I should add

  • also it was in the seperate tab rather than sidepodcast I should add

    Is Chrome busted?

  • i needs a pc.

    *rubs eyes*

    I mean, I get why but... in an apple thread! ;)

  • no ipod touch upgrade again.

  • as lou says, just for a very very brief milisecond. Chrome as well.

    it's like the site is blinking :)

  • Good idea, if 7 or 8" is released there could be iPad and iPad Mini, no numbers required

  • it's like the site is blinking :)

    heheheheh

  • as lou says, just for a very very brief milisecond. Chrome as well.

    also, i hope you now appreciate the skill it took to capture that blue screen! :)

  • it's like the site is blinking :)

    it's sad we're leaving so it's blue!

  • also, i hope you now appreciate the skill it took to capture that blue screen! :)

    absolutely! it's awfully sudden.

  • So A5X is dual processor with quad-core graphics

  • also, i hope you now appreciate the skill it took to capture that blue screen! :)

    A well practiced trigger finger :)

  • also, i hope you now appreciate the skill it took to capture that blue screen! :)

    cheers. and not on any other site?

  • Just checked my bank balance, someone just gave me £391 :-)

  • A well practiced trigger finger :)

    You'd think she's a photographer or something, tsk :)

  • Just checked my bank balance, someone just gave me £391 :-)

    Apple fairies?

  • cheers. and not on any other site?

    It happened for me middle clicking the link bassano posted, it opened a new tab and blue'd up for a brief moment when it did.

  • UK site tech specs include 4G. Hmm, I wonder if I should

  • UK site tech specs include 4G. Hmm, I wonder if I should

    YES!

  • No sign of the reported rear shell/case either

  • I'm tempted to go for WIFI-only

  • UK site tech specs include 4G. Hmm, I wonder if I should

    YES!

    I use mine at work a lot now so I think I might

  • UK site tech specs include 4G. Hmm, I wonder if I should

    You might as well. As I'm sure nigel tufnel would say, it's 1 G'er. It goes up to 4.

  • You might as well. As I'm sure nigel tufnel would say, it's 1 G'er. It goes up to 4.

    Looking at Three's tariffs now

  • £7.50 a month for 1GB of data iOS pretty good, £15 for 10GB

    store.three.co.uk…nd_iPad_Micro_SIM

    Wonder if that will change

  • iTunes 10.6 apparently

  • A well practiced trigger finger :)

    it's a skill :)

  • cheers. and not on any other site?

    nope, not on any other site i'm afraid

  • nope, not on any other site i'm afraid

    bugger. ta.

  • Store is not only down but unavailable now. Overload!

  • UK site says "from £399" so same price here too?

  • iPad features page is borked

  • airplay is 1080p. cool.

  • It blows my mind when you consider how far we have come with handheld stuff over the past 20 years. Such a world away from the Game Boy, as legendary as it was

  • Game Boy Color was soooooooo cool :-)

  • Game Boy Color was soooooooo cool :-)

    the best!

  • The Notes app still looks horrendous

  • store is up!

    http://store.apple.com/uk

  • store is up!

    Slow to load

  • I've been waiting for it to load for 2 minutes!

  • store is up!

    so slooowwww. WH smith's automatic doors never go this slow when trying to enter their store.

  • so slooowwww. WH smith's automatic doors never go this slow when trying to enter their store.

    Cuppa tea time :)

  • new apple tv is the same price.

  • Still can't get store to load

  • I've got as far as the page title so far :-)

  • I've got as far as the page title so far :-)

    i have the pre-order button, but stuck on click.

  • i have the pre-order button, but stuck on click.

    Best to wait an hour, I don't want to get 90% into an order before it crashes

  • Loading now

  • Best to wait an hour, I don't want to get 90% into an order before it crashes

    they're sent out as they were ordered, you could lose a day or three ;)

  • Oh, I had the pre-order button about half an hour ago, but it's not gone anywhere yet.

  • they're sent out as they were ordered, you could lose a day or three ;)

    I still have to get it to start though :)

  • store closed :)

  • store closed :)

    No surprise

  • Oh well, Scottish Government expenditure and revenue report it is then :-)

  • 'Ello folks, thanks for keeping me updated tonight.

    Managed to get a shiny new ipad in the basket of my apple store app, only for it to crash and give me a white screen of death.

  • Managed to get a shiny new ipad in the basket of my apple store app, only for it to crash and give me a white screen of death.

    Hey. I suspected as much

  • Managed to get a shiny new ipad in the basket of my apple store app, only for it to crash and give me a white screen of death.

    b.a.h!

  • Oh well, Scottish Government expenditure and revenue report it is then :-)

    sorry you're locked out of spc at work (blame IE)

  • sorry you're locked out of spc at work (blame IE)

    No, it's our firewall, it's classed you as high bandwidth :-(

  • No, it's our firewall, it's classed you as high bandwidth :-(

    yeah, cause IE polls every 10 seconds for new comments (chrome/ff/safari don't need to)

  • I will see if I can submit the website for reallocation to the firewall provider, but last time I did that, the page reallocation page 404'd :-(

  • I will see if I can submit the website for reallocation to the firewall provider, but last time I did that, the page reallocation page 404'd :-(

    ahh shoot.

    if anyone had any issues with commenting btw, now is a better time to yell.

  • Has the new apple logo been mentioned?

    gizmodo.com/58913…he-new-apple-logo

    it's so purdy and colourful!

  • if anyone had any issues with commenting btw, now is a better time to yell.

    None here.

  • if anyone had any issues with commenting btw, now is a better time to yell.

    I prefer the 'new comments at the top' style of dashboard. No technical issues so far but not used that much, will do when the time's right though

  • All working well here too Mr C.

  • it's so purdy and colourful!

    I don't like it. The old one is more Apple-esque. Minimalistic and sleek

  • Leo has iOS 5.1 installed now

  • Sorry, he's installing now

  • Has the new apple logo been mentioned?

    coooooool.

  • Has the new apple logo been mentioned?

    Someone mentioned it. I prefer the clean, mono look

  • I don't like it. The old one is more Apple-esque. Minimalistic and sleek

    I like the colours, nice throwback to the original logo too.

  • Someone mentioned it. I prefer the clean, mono look

    yeah, but with a retina display and wider gamut... hardly shows off the screen.

  • I like the colours, nice throwback to the original logo too.

    Gizmodo is f=ull of crap though so it could be conjecture

  • Mr C, Netflix are now offering 1080p on new Apple TV

  • Mr C, Netflix are now offering 1080p on new Apple TV

    Cool

  • Mr C, Netflix are now offering 1080p on new Apple TV

    omg, omg, omg. brb.

  • Mr C, Netflix are now offering 1080p on new Apple TV

    ahh, new apple tv. we need to upgrade :)

  • ahh, new apple tv. we need to upgrade :)

    You expected it to be otherwise? :)

  • christine will love that you can pay for netflix via itunes, not facebook!

  • You expected it to be otherwise? :)

    i'm excitable today.

  • ahh, new apple tv. we need to upgrade :)

    New Apple TV will have improved processor and graphics, probably same A5X as iPad

  • ahh, new apple tv. we need to upgrade :)

    apple? upgrade? surely you jest kind sir

  • christine will love that you can pay for netflix via itunes, not facebook!

    I wouldn't pay for a 1p sweet via Facebook.

  • i'm excitable today.

    Don't go buying anymore iPods :)

  • Leo has iOS 5.1 installed now

    "The iPhone software update server could not be contacted" :(

  • Actually, the only slightly disappointing thing is that Apple haven't bumped the storage up to 32/64/128 yet

  • Actually, the only slightly disappointing thing is that Apple haven't bumped the storage up to 32/64/128 yet

    I didn't expect that with the super cooper screen res. That'll be next year's update

  • replay video - events.apple.com.…/event/index.html

  • replay video - events.apple.com.…/event/index.html

    I hope that's using a different server than their site

  • The iPhoto demo looks good, TWIT are talking about it now

  • App downloads now reported to be limited to 50MB over 3G

  • App downloads now reported to be limited to 50MB over 3G

    and LTE?

  • and LTE?

    Don't know yet

  • replay video - events.apple.com.…/event/index.html

    1.1GB

    I'll have to wait until the throttle limit curfew passes :)

  • Slight progress from the Apple Store app, no longer a white screen of death - instead you get a grey screen of death.

  • Slight progress from the Apple Store app, no longer a white screen of death - instead you get a grey screen of death.

    I'm still getting the "We'll be back soon" holding page

  • I'm still getting the "We'll be back soon" holding page

    Just been kicked out of the app. Got a feeling it might be a long evening.

  • I'm still getting the "We'll be back soon" holding page

    Soon to be replaced with the "alright, we get the idea people!" page :)

  • MG Seigler has posted pics to Instagram

    http://instagr.am/p/H4lHQdAHZO/

  • Wow...

  • Someone on TWIT updated to 5.1 and got 4G

  • itunes 10.6 coming down now

  • itunes 10.6 coming down now

    I can wait for that, unless I need that for 5.1

  • 5.1 also coming down now (ipod touch)

  • 5.1 also coming down now (ipod touch)

    Over the air update available but not through iTunes. Must be the delta only

  • Over the air update available but not through iTunes. Must be the delta only

    must be. 3mins remaining.

  • must be. 3mins remaining.

    Woah, mine went from 15mins to 50

  • This looks good but IG filters in effect so...

    http://instagr.am/p/H3FZHrgHf2/

  • ahh, itunes movie match not available in the uk?

  • ahh, itunes movie match not available in the uk?

    Yet. Music took a few months didn't it

  • Yet. Music took a few months didn't it

    it did. shame.

  • it did. shame.

    Thorough test on the home market before full roll out. Makes sense, better than a failed launch

  • Apple haven't learned the lesson after the 4S launch. Web access seems to be worse today

  • pages app update is available too.

  • pages app update is available too.

    That was mentioned too, I don't have it. Good reader is enough for me. I read but not create much in the way of docs. Be interesting if Office does appear as rumoured though. [handy for work]

  • they're all rolling in now, garageband too. an evening of updating awaits.

  • iOS 5.1

    Photos can be deleted from Photostream :)

  • Photos can be deleted from Photostream :)

    finally :)

  • they're all rolling in now, garageband too. an evening of updating awaits.

    No iPhoto for iPad yet

  • No iPhoto for iPad yet

    10 app updates from apple now.

  • Ooh, Leo got an error as he was trying to buy his iPad. Sarah Lane ordered hers ok

  • 5.1 installed. no hope of buying an ipad though.

  • 5.1 installed. no hope of buying an ipad though.

    Same here, just waiting for the reboot

    Looks like I'll be buying mine at 07:00 tomorrow before I go to work

  • I have 5.1 installed now too. Probably not much use on an iPod Touch, but it was something to do whilst I wait for the Store to come back up.

  • any word on UK pricing for the different versions?

  • any word on UK pricing for the different versions?

    Entry price is the same

    I expect the rest to be also

  • mac app updates available through software update. it's all go.

  • mac app updates available through software update. it's all go.

    I'm gonna hold off on iTunes, that's the one that causes the most grief

  • I'm gonna hold off on iTunes, that's the one that causes the most grief

    iphoto and others too.

  • iphoto and others too.

    I don't see iPhoto in the app store

  • US store is open

  • 5.1 installed. no hope of buying an ipad though.

    I wonder if iPhone battery life is improved

  • I like that new iPad that isn't iPad 3 has nothing that makes me want to spend $700 replacing my iPad 2 :D

  • I like that new iPad that isn't iPad 3 has nothing that makes me want to spend $700 replacing my iPad 2 :D

    Definitely makes more sense if upgrading from the original

  • ooooh, maybe no more mifi?

    Take care 3 may charge seperatly as soon as you turn personal hot spot on ... Been stung by them for just turning it on to see if it worked! Contract is " unlimited data " but tethering is additional and not part of contract . :-!

  • Take care 3 may charge seperatly as soon as you turn personal hot spot on ... Been stung by them for just turning it on to see if it worked! Contract is " unlimited data " but tethering is additional and not part of contract . :-!

    O2 now include it in their iPhone contract at least. Some consolation for giving up unlimited data

  • Definitely makes more sense if upgrading from the original

    Yeah, it's easy for me as I didn't buy either previous iPad because it didn't have enough of what I wanted. So now it does, I just want it now!

  • I like that new iPad that isn't iPad 3 has nothing that makes me want to spend $700 replacing my iPad 2 :D

    yep, you said exactly that after the ipad2 announcement ;)

  • yep, you said exactly that after the ipad2 announcement ;)

    actually, that's not fair, but close - sidepodcast.com/p…e#comment-1032350

  • actually, that's not fair, but close - sidepodcast.com/p…e#comment-1032350

    He he

    I'd take one if someone gave it to me but I certainly wouldn't buy one

  • Take care 3 may charge seperatly as soon as you turn personal hot spot on ... Been stung by them for just turning it on to see if it worked! Contract is " unlimited data " but tethering is additional and not part of contract . :-!

    didn't know that, ta.

  • didn't know that, ta.

    Tethering is a big no no if it isn't part of your deal. Always has been

  • Tethering is a big no no if it isn't part of your deal. Always has been

    i don't want a deal though. can you not get ipad PAYG?

  • i don't want a deal though. can you not get ipad PAYG?

    Yeah but it may not include tethering store.three.co.uk…nd_iPad_Micro_SIM

  • I'd take one if someone gave it to me but I certainly wouldn't buy one

    thats before I saw the ads for the smart cover! The smart cover is 100% what sold me. Somehow I have recently lost my smart cover. I assume its fallen between my headboard and the wall.

    And going from no iPad to an iPad is surely more understandable than going from an iPad to a slightly better one ;)

  • App downloads now reported to be limited to 50MB over 3G

    and LTE?

    "This limit affects the maximum size of an App that can be downloaded over 3G or 4G networks. "

    www.macrumors.com…-limits-to-50-mb/

  • And going from no iPad to an iPad is surely more understandable than going from an iPad to a slightly better one ;)

    retina display makes the screen on the new one better than my laptop. i've never had a tablet better than the thing on my desk. this ipad glass has overtaken not only its former self, but also any other pc or mac money can buy.

    i haven't seen it (clearly), but the text should rival e-ink for clarity. with a back light and no page refresh glitching, that might make it the best ebook reader in the world.

    'slightly' better is underselling a little.

  • "This limit affects the maximum size of an App that can be downloaded over 3G or 4G networks. "

    ta

  • i haven't seen it (clearly), but the text should rival e-ink for clarity. with a back light and no page refresh glitching, that might make it the best ebook reader in the world.

    From someone who experienced iP 3G to ip4, the transition will be stunning

  • From someone who experienced iP 3G to ip4, the transition will be stunning

    iPhone, that is

  • From someone who experienced iP 3G to ip4, the transition will be stunning

    the ebook competition is the kindle though. and christine's has really good text display. need to compare.

  • the ebook competition is the kindle though. and christine's has really good text display. need to compare.

    Ya think. eBook Readers are £60-£90 and are great in sunlight but a unitasker [as Alex Lindsay says]

    I don't think it's the same market

  • I don't think it's the same market

    well, there's kindle fire.

  • well, there's kindle fire.

    Everythin gI've read about that says it's a consumption device ONLY. Depends on your needs I guess

  • Nothing beats the Kindle for reading only, if you need something for all conditions. The cases with the little torch are a tad pricey though

    Me, I still prefer the versatility of the iPad

  • 'slightly' better is underselling a little.

    for my uses it's a slightly, the retina screen is no "must have" for me at all.

    i haven't seen it (clearly), but the text should rival e-ink for clarity. with a back light and no page refresh glitching, that might make it the best ebook reader in the world.

    the whole reason I like e-ink is because it has no backlight. reading with a backlight is evil ;)

  • the whole reason I like e-ink is because it has no backlight. reading with a backlight is evil ;)

    It's really not, I read a lot when travelling back in January and with the page set to sepia and the brightness adjusted correctly, it was no strain at all.

    I love the search, annotations & dictionary features too

  • This still fits too, so it's my alternative to the smart cover. Wood over leather

    https://www.minio…&state=normal

  • for my uses it's a slightly, the retina screen is no "must have" for me at all.

    fair enough. we're buying one and that will probably turn in to two. i'm going from giving away an ipad 1 due to lack of use to "holy cow, my laptop takes up too much space".

    as updates go, for me today was a game changer.

  • as updates go, for me today was a game changer.

    and that is why the world is wonderful, because no one is exactly the same :D

  • fair enough. we're buying one and that will probably turn in to two. i'm going from giving away an ipad 1 due to lack of use to "holy cow, my laptop takes up too much space".

    You've got to be expecting MBP & Air resolutions to climb next

  • and that is why the world is wonderful, because no one is exactly the same :D

    and even the same people change. two years ago i was glued to my laptop and one year ago you weren't buying and ipad 2. and that's why comment trawling is awesome.

  • It's really not, I read a lot when travelling back in January and with the page set to sepia and the brightness adjusted correctly, it was no strain at all.

    thats how I read off my Ipad too but I find regardless of how long I do it for I'm always aware it's a screen, with the Kindle I seem to forget that completely. I do never understand why people always want to make it a Kindle vs iPad thing, for someone who owns and uses both a LOT I see them as completely different, complementary devices. Definitely not an either/or.

  • and even the same people change. two years ago i was glued to my laptop and one year ago you weren't buying and ipad 2. and that's why comment trawling is awesome.

    <3

  • I do never understand why people always want to make it a Kindle vs iPad thing, for someone who owns and uses both a LOT I see them as completely different, complementary devices. Definitely not an either/or.

    I agree

  • You've got to be expecting MBP & Air resolutions to climb next

    i am. but in that case it's not one screen i have to replace, it's two and that is going to cost £££'s.

  • i am. but in that case it's not one screen i have to replace, it's two and that is going to cost £££'s.

    He he. You don't HAVE to upgrade everything at once :)

  • He he. You don't HAVE to upgrade everything at once :)

    it doesn't make sense to have a tiny screen with a massive resolution and a massive screen with a tiny resolution. can you image how that'll screw with your head, dragging apps between the two?

    i think it's all or nothing, no?

  • i think it's all or nothing, no?

    If the cash is there, then yes...

  • If the cash is there, then yes...

    but i can't stagger it, if it isn't. in the meantime there's an ipad with retina display available next week. it might change me, that's all i'm saying ;)

  • I'm gonna take a break and then try once more before bed in a little while. Thanks for the company.

    Good luck at the checkout :)

  • cheers for the comments everyone!

  • night chap

  • heh. iphoto app won't install on the latest ipod touch. they have pretty much killed off that device today, haven't they?

  • heh. iphoto app won't install on the latest ipod touch. they have pretty much killed off that device today, haven't they?

    Hasn't go the A4 chip, has it?

    Oops, I got a black screen there. Something definitely going on with the site, I'll post a pic

  • Oops, I got a black screen there. Something definitely going on with the site, I'll post a pic

    http://i44.tinypic.com/25fppoi.png

    Safari 5.1.3 on OS X 10.7.3

  • Happened just as I hit "Submit Comment"

  • Hasn't go the A4 chip, has it?

    i get that. but there isn't any ipod touch with one. there is no model i can buy that will install iphoto. two keynotes without a mention, not looking good.

  • i get that. but there isn't any ipod touch with one. there is no model i can buy that will install iphoto. two keynotes without a mention, not looking good.

    Aye, the sales are falling too cos almost everyone who ever wanted one, has one.

    why buy an iPod when you can have a phone too?

    Except for you of course, you're case is pretty rare

  • i get that. but there isn't any ipod touch with one. there is no model i can buy that will install iphoto. two keynotes without a mention, not looking good.

    Plus, photo editing on a 3.5" display?

  • Hey, the UK store's back up

  • Hey, the UK store's back up

    checkout still broken

  • Plus, photo editing on a 3.5" display?

    of course! camera+ etc etc

  • checkout still broken

    Seems ok so far...

  • Seems ok so far...

    Bugger, so close :(

    Bed time I think

  • I just can't close the deal at the checkout. One of my Facebook friends has managed it though.

  • I just can't close the deal at the checkout. One of my Facebook friends has managed it though.

    Failed on web but successful using the Apple Store app

    Ordered a 64GB 4G and an Apple TV

  • Definitely sleeps now, night all

  • finally ordered one. well i say one, i may have ordered 14. who knows if transactions were going through. worst apple purchasing experience evah.

  • My Apple Store app is hanging at processing the payment :-(

  • it's just awful!

    reminds me of ticketmaster.

  • am gonna have to leave you to it chap. don't give up!

  • ipad3 is shipping!

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Touchscreens at the ready, it's time for a new Apple product launch! The banners are up at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for the expected launch of an updated iPad. Rumours and supposed leaks have been big on this one, almost everybody is expecting a higher resolution screen to give Retina Display qualities to the best selling tablet on the market.

Event start

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7 March 2012