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iPad 3 Rumors Roundup; Retina Display, A5X SoC, Better Camera, Thicker, More Tapered Design

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, iPad, News, Rants & Raves, Rumors, Samsung


A bigger Camera Lens and more tapered design for iPad 3

The next generation iPad, iPad 3 will look almost identical to its predecessor. The screen is allegedly sporting a 2048 X 1536 pixel resolution display provided by Samsung.

Interestingly, Samsung is about to spin off the company’s LCD display business into a new entity. a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, named Samsung Display Company.


iPad 3 is thicker than iPad 2

Back to the main subject, the new tablet is said to be a little thicker with more tapered edges hiding the extra bulk, and sporting a larger camera lens probably an 8 Mega pixel.

A new photo has surfaced on the WeiPhone forums via iMore showing a system-on-a-chip nestled onto a prototype logic board, carrying a previously unheard of “A5X”. The A5X chip also includes a date code of “1146″, which would peg production at or around November 14th-20th of 2011.

iPad 3 Logic board A5X SoC

iPad 3 Logic board A5X SoC

This could mean that iPad 3 will have an updated variant of the Apple A5 chipset rather than an Apple A6 chipset as previously speculated or this is only a prototype was being tested.

The A5X chip is model #S5L8945X, that indicates a dual-core architecture rather than going to a quad-core architecture as previously speculated.

For iPhone 4 screen when first debuted with a Retina display moniker. To achieve this capability there were four factors to be taken into account; Display size, resolution, pixel density and the distance viewed, in the iPhone case it has 3.5″ display, 960 x 640 Pixels, at least 300 pixels per inch held at 12-15 inches away. But this is different form a 9.7-inch tablet display, for the iPad it normally held 15-18 inches away, needs more than 240 pixels per inch to get Retina condition. iPad 3 is said to have 9.7″ with 2048 x1536 resolution at 264ppi which is more than enough.

iPad 3 may include 4G LTE network support after all but its less likely.

iPad 3 with Quad-core A6, Retina Display, LTE to be announced on March 7th

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Gadgets, iPad, Rumors

iPad 3 next to iPad 2

iPad 3 next to iPad 2

According to several sources, Apple is gearing up to announce their next-generation iPad, probably dubbed, iPad 3, on Wednesday March 7th. Taking into account that this day is still open for events at San Fransisco’s Yerba Buena Center where Apple introduced both iPad and iPad 2.

The iPad 3 is expected to feature Apple’s A6 quad-core processor2048×1536 Retina display at 264PPI, upgraded camera, and more

Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Verizon and AT&T will carry the iPad 3 LTE noting that Apple will hold their media event to unveil the iPad 3 during the first week of March.

Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. will sell a version of the coming iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks, according to people familiar with the matter, as the battle to cash in on big investments in mobile broadband heats up.

iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak for A5 iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Using Absinthe Guide

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, How To, iPad, iPhone, Jailbreak, Tutorials

This is a tutorial on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your A5-Powered iPhone 4S or iPad 2 running on iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 using the newly released Absinthe. For Mac, Linux and Windows

Note: Make sure to do a backup of your device in iTunes because you may lose you Camera Roll during this process.

Do it at your own risk.
Step One Download the latest version of Absinthe. Links below. Step Two Double click to extract/launch the Absinthe application. Step Three Connect your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to the computer via USB. Step Four Click the Jailbreak button to begin Step Five The application will take you through several steps. Step Six On your device, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak

If the server is down and you get an Error establishing a database connection message then tap the Settings icon on your springboard and turn on VPN.

You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot with Cydia on the Springboard!

Download Links:

  • Download iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Absinthe: The Untethered Jailbreak Solution for A5 iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Released

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, How To, iPad, iPhone, Jailbreak, News

The jailbreak community just released an untethered jailbreak solution for A5-powered devices, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1. In a blog post, the French hacker Pod2g revealed the name of the tool as Absinthe.



Now, the hacker p0sixninja tweeted that the tool is ready and the updated greenpois0n tool is now available for download. This means that iPad 2 and iPhone 4S owners can finally jailbreak their device without the need to tether it to a computer after a reboot.

Download the new Chronic Dev Team’s Absinthe tool from here for Mac

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