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Posts Tagged ‘ipad 3’

Rejoice! Microsoft Office to iPad on November 10th!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Credit: The Daily via BGR


One of the most popular questions posed when I was on the sales floor was “does it have Microsoft Office?” referring to the iPad of course. I always had to tell them no but they could find similar replacements yet, customers were never satisfied because they wanted their Office! I have good news – a report from The Daily today says that we will see Microsoft launch Office for the iPad on Nov. 10.

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The New iPad Release Date Has Arrived!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

The highly anticipated New iPad hits stores shelves today!  At Abt Electronics, we have a small shipment and will be honoring orders for customers who come into our store.  We will be taking orders over the phone at 888-228-5800, and will fulfill them as quickly as we can as more units become available.

If you purchased an iPad 2 not too long ago and are beginning to regret your decision, visit our Abt Trade-In program page to see how much you can get for that old iPad 2, then use the extra money for the New iPad.  It’s that simple!

Ladies and Gentlemen-The New iPad Has Arrived

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

“It’s hard to imagine a time without [the iPad]” states Tony Bradley from PC World.  Apple has announced the newest family member of their line of tablets.  The new iPad, not iPad 3 or iPad HD as it was rumored to be called, has a display of 2048 x 1536, that’s a total of 3.1 million pixels.  An A5X processor is used to handle the super new graphics.

The New iPad also has an upgraded camera.  The video is recorded in 1080p and both the front facing camera is 5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor on the back, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP.  Speed has increased as the old iPad 2 has 3.1Mbps on EV-DO, 7.2 on HSPA, where the New iPad now has, has 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE taking the cake at 73Mbps.  The battery life is expected to last around 10 hours.

Look for it to hit the market on March 16th!

Apple iPad 2 Price Drop

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Abt has just reduced pricing for its line iPad 2′s.  Since Apple is planning a “big announcement” on March 7th, it will most likely be about their upcoming iPad 3.  If you have always wanted an iPad, but don’t want to wait for the newer, more expensive iteration on March 7th, then get an iPad 2 from Abt at a great price.

If you’ve recently bought an iPad2 but regret doing so hoping to get the newest unit, with Abt’s Trade-in Program, you can make some money off your old iPad 2.  Just fill out the form and see what you can make back!

iPad 3 Rumor Mill: 8-inch iPad?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

According to The Wall Street Journal, they believe Apple is planning to produce a smaller, 8-inch slate to partner its 9.7-inch flagship. Unnamed sources at the company’s suppliers say it’ll pack a screen with a resolution close to the 1024 x 768 display on the current model.

The report claims test panels are being produced by AU Optronics and LG Display and that this model might also run on LTE.  It’s possible they are creating a smaller version of the iPad 2 for budget buyers, while still working on a larger iPad 3 in time for March. What do you think?

iPad 3 release Date and More Rumors

Friday, February 10th, 2012

According to numerous rumors/speculations/whispers in dark, seedy alleys, Apple is planning on releasing the next generation iPad this year, with an official announcement scheduled in early March.  According to reports there will be additional functionality added to Siri in iOS5.1, such as the ability to interact with device Settings and other ‘select’ applications, as well a fix for that battery bug that has been plaguing iPhone 4S users the globe over, as well as a new keyboard for email with an easy to access ‘@’ symbol.   What would you like to see with the next iPad?