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March 7, 2012

LIVE: Key highlights from Apple conference

  • 172mn postpc devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod) were sold in 2011
  • Postpc devices made up 76% of sales in Q4 2011
  • Retial provide best buying experience
  • iOS is an important part of the total experience
  • One of the most popular feature of iOS is Siri
  • Siri will now be avialable in other parts of the world
  • Siri is going to be launched in Japanese
  • Apple TV, available next next at US$99
  • 15.5mn iPads sold in last quarter, more than any PC manufacturer sold PC's
  • iPad is the favourite device for many things incuding reading and browsing
  • iPad 3 launches
  • Retina display - 2048*1536 pixels or 3.1mn
  • 264 pixels per inch, enought o call it a retina display according to Apple
  • A5Xchip - Quad core graphics
  • Better camera: 5MP backside illuminated sensor, 5 element lens, hybrid IR filter
  • Camera also has auto exposure, auto-focus, auto face detection, auto exposure lock and autofocus lock
  • Full HD resolution, HD video recording now at 1080p resolution
  • iPad now supports  English, British English, Australian English, French, German and Japanese languages
  • iPad 3 has LTE
  • iPad 2 supported EVDO, HSPA. iPad 3 supports HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA
  • iPad 3 priced at US$499
  • $499,$599,$699 for 16/32/64GB versions for wifi
  • Available from Mar 16 in stores, preordering today
  • 10 hours of battery life, 9 hours on 4G
  • Safari updated to take care of retina display

That concludes the part of the event we were waiting for. The launch of iPad 3! Also check our previous speculation on iPad 3 in this post.

Thanks Ars Technica for the live coverage :)

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