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Sample Photos and Screenshots from 3rd Generation iPad

Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has been spending some more time with the 3rd Generation iPad in their possession.

They took some screenshots of the native apps that come bundled with the new iPad that support its new Retina screen. This is a screenshot from iPhoto (click for full size):


The sizes of these Retina-enabled apps appear to be about 2.5-3x the size of their original counterparts.
These applications are developed by Apple has been upgraded to support the Retina screen, for example with Keynote (iWork software sets), this application previously only 115MB capacity but its latest version is 327MB. Numbers from 109MB or 283MB up to, from 95MB to 269MB Pages, iMovie from 70MB to 404MB.
Existing iPad apps are automatically pixel-doubled to take up the full screen on the new iPad, but appear noticeably less sharp than native Retina graphics.

In a separate post, they took a number of sample photos using the new iPad's 5-megapixel camera. This represents a significant upgrade from the iPad 2's 1-megapixel camera. One sample shot is included here (click for full size):


The 3rd Generation iPad is officially launching on March 16th at retail stores. The bulk of the pre-orders should also be arriving in customers hands on that day.

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35 months ago
damn - should have gone with the 64gig instead of the 32gig version ... when all my apps double in space on the long run i'll have to make a much more careful selection than in the past
Rating: 20 Votes
35 months ago
Cool, I want to check out that Retina Display in person when I get the chance.
Rating: 16 Votes
35 months ago
I'm just comprehending the fact that the viewfinder displays almost 1:1 pixels of the sensor. That's the sensor feeding 270MB/s of data to the application.
Rating: 13 Votes
35 months ago

Still cannot see the point in using an iPad to take pictures....


It's good to have just in case your digital camera or iPhone dies and need to take a picture.
Rating: 10 Votes
35 months ago
That 5 megapixel image looks great when scaled down to about 1 megapixel. Really what is the point of all those extra pixels if they're just a blurry jittery mush? And I'm not pointing the finger at Apple here, its all the people who demand more megapixels without understanding what they're getting.
Rating: 10 Votes
35 months ago
Forget photos... the bigger story is how crisp and sharp the screen is. Beautiful.

I can't wait to see one in person.

Click for full size:

Thumb resize.

Oh... and for comparison... can someone share a screenshot from the iPad 2?
Rating: 9 Votes
35 months ago

Still cannot see the point in using an iPad to take pictures....


I'd agree until I bought one for my technophobe parents.

Now they bombard me with snapshots of the dog... a new piece of furniture... an old photo mom dug out.

Second thoughts, maybe they should remove that camera! ;)
Rating: 8 Votes
35 months ago

Still cannot see the point in using an iPad to take pictures....


The camera seems to be perfect in order to copy documents. This is a real life task for the new iPad. I wonder why nobody thought about that.

Remember: the iPad isn't just for fun. It can help students and other professionals with their daily work.

Edit: LOL, that Angry Birds icon doesn't look like "HD" at all - epic failure!
Rating: 7 Votes
35 months ago

damn - should have gone with the 64gig instead of the 32gig version ... when all my apps double in space on the long run i'll have to make a much more careful selection than in the past

I guess it's worth noting that at least iMovie did not increase in size because of the retina update, but mostly because of the new media (background music) included with the app.

...which of course does not change the fact that the app did increase in size significantly. ;) But for me, the main argument for the 64GB version was the 1080p recording capability of the camera.
Rating: 7 Votes
35 months ago
I had rather take better Face time camera ...
Rating: 6 Votes

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