128GB iPad is real!

2012-ipad2-gallery1-zoom If you have ever thought about or heard about a 128gb tablet? Well, one of that is now available and guess what? It’s an iPad!

Technology giants Apple have played their 128gb iPad 4 with retina display last week which did not have too much of a blast-off release like the iPhone 5 or the iPad mini but is sure to keep everyone, except a shopaholic I guess, thinking about a number of things for a while.

With the wifi only version for $799 and the LTE version sold for $929, it is clear that this is the most expensive price on an iPad till date – maybe even for a tablet so far. Even though the 128gb solid state drive is quite appealing, there really isn’t too much else that we have not seen before. Barely a couple of months ago, the iPad 3rd generation (a.k.a the new iPad) was harshly replaced with a new iPad 4 with a chip twice as powerful as the earlier and the new “lightning” port. Between the transition from a 16gb iPad 3 till this new release has come another iPad, and even another type of iPad called the iPad mini. All in a space of about a quarter of a year.

Like was earlier mentioned, it’s really nothing else but the storage upgrade. The Apple AppStore actually does own an extremely large collection of applications to keep anyone’s Apple device busy; and maybe the space update would serve enterprises, educators and professionals who need space for capacity consuming content. However, with a price tag reaching close to a thousand Dollars, even Apple fanatics would have to admit that this might be… just maybe… a bit too much.

The prevailing thought would most likely be why you would spend all of that when you could get even better hardware and storage space with a laptop or a netbook. Speaking of Apple, the 11″ MacBook Air costs from $999 and it is no news how much power can be invested in a laptop considering that price tag. Is the extra cost really worth it for just extra storage?

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Actually, a 128gb iPad would serve useful for those who wished for more space on their 64gb iPad. I really wouldn’t mind one actually; and neither would you if given the option to buy. That is probably because of the exceptional quality Apple has raised over the years with their rather expensive (but actually nice) range of mobile tablets. Truly, there are other great tablets out there; but an iPad would always be an iPad… almost like in a class of its own.

iOS 6 untethered jailbreak now available!

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If you have been one of the many people crying everyday because you somehow obtained an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device on iOS 6 and above of which, you could not enjoy the numerous benefits of jailbreaking, dry your tears and read through. iOS 6 has FINALLY been pwned!!

iOS 6 came in with a number of new additions that is actually worth the upgrade. iOS 6 brings “Siri” to the iPad 3rd generation and iPod touch 5th generation, facebook integration, camera improvements, all new UI for AppStore, Music, Calendar, Clocks, Weather and a host of other new things you have always expected to see. A possible jailbreak was anticipated and now it is here!

The very new jailbreak software “Evasi0n” was realeased by team Evad3rs and allows a full iOS 6 untethered jailbreak on the following devices:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch 4
  • iPod touch 5

Evasi0n supports the following iOS firmware versions:

  • iOS 6.0
  • iOS 6.0.1
  • iOS 6.0.2
  • iOS 6.1

And one more thing: it is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac so dont worry. These guys have got you covered no matter your PC operating system.

Ready? You can start by visiting the official website of the Evad3rs: http://evasi0n.com/

Enjoy!

The iPad mini: are you ready?

The year 2012 has been a very busy year for tablet consumers round the world having to choose from a wide array of various products released one after the other. It is true fact that the Nigerian market for tablets has not been most inviting to the variety of models available but it is also true that the few that have certainly made a visible impact.

One of the most common products in the touch based tablet computing genre is the revolutionary iPad of which as far as Nigeria is concerned, every other tablet anybody is holding is most likely be compared to. Any techie person would really wonder seriously what It really was that made the iPad so popular in the Nigerian market despite its cut-throat pricing. There is also the Galaxy 10 inch tablet series which you may see one place or the other apart from Ikeja but Nigerians generally speak iPad as far as tablet computing is concerned…

…well 10-inch tablet computing if I must add.

Nigerians are now been treated with the new 5 to 8-inch options (popularly known as mini-tablets) of tablet computing which was welcomed due to their book-like sizes, light weight and app accessibility. The Samsung Galaxy “phablets” and the much cheaper Kindle by Amazon are probably your honorable mentions as far as mini tablets are concerned. So, now that we have the Google Nexus 7 coming into the show with a promising appearance alongside a new Kindle HD from Amazon and Samsung Galazy Note 2,  it is expected that Apple would like to have a piece of the mini tablet pie isn’t it?

Their response to this would be the new iPad mini rumored to be released on October 17 this year.

Rumors mention that the ipad mini would be a 7.85 inch tablet similar in design to the other iPad models. This will be just a bit larger than the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7. It would probably sport the A5 dual core processor unlike the A5X processor of the 3rd generation iPad with 1GB RAM and of course ios 6 which has raised a lot of eyebrows of recent. It is likely, we hear, to come with two cameras and the new lightning connector as seen on the iPhone 5 and iTouch 5.

It is being argued currently that it may not come with the retina high definition technology and the position of the headphone jacks is pretty much in the shadows since Apple defied convention with the iPhone 5. Analysts have been also on the debate that the iPad mini could cause some trouble for the existing Apple products – especially their already existing tabs, but time will tell.

Be sure that we will keep you posted on the new intel as regards the new iPad mini and our speculations from the Naija point of view. Many thanks to gizmodo for the jpeg.