Live Coverage of Apple’s iPad 3 Event

This is it folks! Apple’s iPad 3 / iPad 2S / iPad HD event should be underway shortly (10:00 AM Pacific Time or 1:00 PM Eastern Time or 6 PM GMT or 11:30 PM India or 2 AM (March 8th) Singapore).

Apple is expected to unveil the hotly anticipated next generation iPad. Apple’s special event is being held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Please note updates will be posted from top to bottom (bottom newest) so stay tuned (hit refresh to get the latest).

We’re not sure if Apple will be live streaming the event. If they do then we’ll provide the details as soon as possible.

The event will start in less than 3 hours.

Until then, you can check out what you can expect from Apple’s iPad 3 and Apple’s media event and some last minute rumors:

What’s are your predictions for the event? Let us know in the comments.

Apple’s online store is down in preparation for the iPad 3 launch.

Here are some photos of the venue.

Less than two hours to go!

Here are the timings for the event:

08:00AM – Hawaii

10:00AM – Pacific

11:00AM – Mountain

12:00PM – Central

01:00PM – Eastern

06:00PM – London

07:00PM – Paris

09:00PM – Moscow

11:30PM – India

02:00AM – Singapore (March 8th)

03:00AM – Tokyo (March 8th)

Apple introduced iMovie for iPad at last year’s iPad event. So which app will Apple introduce at this year’s event. Will  it be iPhoto for iPad? John Gruber of DaringFireball speculates that it is possible for the following three reasons:

  • We’ve already got iMovie and GarageBand for iPad. iPhoto seems like a glaring omission.
  • A good way to predict what’s coming next for the iPad is to ask yourself what sort of things are keeping regular people from using an iPad as their main computer. Photo management is the biggest one I can think of.
  • A retina display iPad should make photos look amazing.

While we wait for the event to start, check out this funny video of iPad 3 features created by Taiwanese animators.

Less than an hour to go!

4G LTE iPad is coming folks! 9 to 5 Mac reports that 4G iPads are now showing up in Apple’s inventory.

Mr. X. just got word that 4G iPads are showing up in Apple’s inventory system.  Here’s the first one:


That is the J2A Good model = 4G

Yelp’s CEO waiting in the line via @PoornimaGupta:

PSA: iPhone Dev team has warned jailbreakers to avoid updating their iOS devices to iOS 5.1.

10 more minutes to go!

It looks like people are seated, we’re almost ready to roll!

There is some buzz about a report that Liquidmetal has started shipping parts to customers. Apple had acquired Liquidmetal’s technology related to amorphous metal alloys for use in all consumer electronics applications back in 2010. It remains to be seen how Apple plans to use it in iPad 3.

5 more minutes to go!

Lights are dimming! Ready to go!

Tim Cook takes the stage.

He is talking about post-PC era and how Apple has three post-PC products – iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

76% percent of Apple’s revenues now comes from these three products.

Cook now talking about Apple retail stores.

Cook: Another key element of our post-PC success is iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. We’ve now sold an astonishing 352 million of these devices, and 62 million just last quarter.

Apple is adding support for Japanese to Siri in iOS 5.1, which will be available today.

“We’re also announcing that movies and TV shows in the iTunes store support 1080p HD. They are absolutely incredible quality.”

Apple unveils new Apple TV with an all new user interface.

We’re having issues due to the high load, we’re working on the issue as we speak. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Tim Cook is talking about the iPad.

New iPad: “It is amazing. We’ve taken it to a whole new level, and we are redefining the category that Apple created with the original iPad.”

New iPad features – Retina Display

Phil: “Text sharper than a newspaper. Photos will look incredible. Fonts look amazing, it’s a huge step forward.” 2048 x 1536 pixels!

iPad’s Retina Display has more pixels than your HDTV.

Second feature: Faster dual-core A5X chip

Third feature: an iSight camera

Phil: As you know, on the front of our iPad we have a FaceTime camera. The new iPad has a great rear iSight camera — we brought the optics system from the iPhone 4S…

Auto-exposure, auto-focus, auto-face detection, great edge-to-edge detail, AF-lock, “It is just a blast to use.

Number four: HD video recording now in 1080p resolution

Phil: Wherever you are, you’ve got a great camera built-in to record full 1080p video with.

Phil: Built-in video stabalization.

Number five: Siri Dictation 

Phil: “The new iPad supports English, French, German, and of course now, Japanese.”

Number six: Support for 4G LTE networks

Phil: “Now the new iPad supports HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps, and if you haven’t heard about dual-carrier HSDPA for up to 42Mbps.”

iPad 3 will also offer personal hotspot if the carrier allows it.

Two versions of iPad 3 to support Verizon and AT&T.

The new iPad will be available on March 16th.

Phil: “The new iPad delivers the same 10 hours of battery life, and 4G is 9 hours.”

Phil: “It remains amazingly thin at 9.4mm and light at 1.5 pounds.”

iPad  3 will be available in storage capacities of 16Gb, 32Gb and 64GB.

Available for the same price: $499, $599, and $699 for 16, 32, and 64GB. 629, 729, and 829 with 4G.

The new iPad will be available on March 16th in the countries mentioned in the slide below. Strangely, Apple hasn’t told us what’s the name of the new iPad.

Please note Apple hasn’t called the dictation feature – Siri, so it looks like it is just Voice dictation – it needs to be seen if it will need an internet connection.

Apple is giving a demo of some of the apps on the new iPad.

In case you’re wondering if the new iPad has a Home button, it does have one.

So what do you think of the new iPad?

Back to the event, Apple just demoed – Namco’s Bail Bail, Autodesk, Infinity Blade’s Dungeons.

Apple has updated GarageBand, iWork apps and iMovie for the new iPad.

Apple has just introduced iPhone to iPad – just as we had speculated earlier.

Phil: It’s all about photo editing — effects, editing, photo-beaming (from device to device), and new photo journals.

iPhoto for iPad includes smart browsing, multi-touch editing, professional-quality effects, brushes, photo beaming, photo journals.

iPhoto demo is still going on.

We forgot to mention that iTunes in the Cloud now also supports Movies.

Phil is back on stage.

Phil: iPhoto will be available in the App Store today for $4.99.

Apple is now playing the new video of the new iPad.

Phil is back on stage!

Phil: “It’s the ultimate iPad, and we think it’s going to change how you see and do just about everything.”

Phil: “I think the new iPad what people think is possible in this category of device.”

16GB iPad 2 will be still be on sale for $399.

Tim is back on stage.

Tim: “It’s the privilege of a lifetime for me to work with the most innovative people on Earth. Only Apple can deliver this kind of innovation in such a beautiful, integrated, and easy to use way. It’s what we love to do, it’s what we stand for.”

Tim: “Across the year you’re going to see a lot more of this kind of innovation, we are just getting started.”

That’s it folks. Strangely, Apple didn’t give it a name – they called it the new iPad. is now featuring the new iPad, calling it the “Resolutionary new iPad”.

What do you think of the new iPad?

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  • Pedro

    1pm Singapore?

    • Please hit refresh, updated it to say 1 AM (March 8th)

  • Joao

    3pm Brazil

  • tyng

    will be 1am in Singapore..

    • Fad

      I though singaporean will never go to any hacking/pirating iphone website as they are very strict interms of hacking /pirate law

  • Pedro

    Ok. It was fixed

  • Ciprian B

    They launch it on my birthday 😉

    • Rob P

      my birthday too!! happy birthday!! 🙂

      • Ciprian B

        happy birthday to you too

        • While we feel flattered that you’re following the event on our site, we hope you’re doing so on your iPhone. Otherwise please enjoy the day with your family and friends and check the site later for all the updates.

          • And @Ciprian and @Rob – Happy Birthday! Wish you a great year ahead.

          • ipad3woot

            How thoughtful of you!

  • Stan

    By the way, it will be 2am Singapore time. Not 1am. Thanks!

  • domi53

    i think it should be 2am for singapore

  • Leo

    How about central time?

  • How about some predictions folks?

  • This is what I’d want it to be:
    A Retina screen, bigger battery life, better cameras, and hopefully some surprises.
    (Don’t really care about LTE)

    • Oh, and how could I forget Siri! Siri with a bunch of improvements would be awesome.

    • And for what it’s worth I don’t mind the device being a bit thicker.

  • PicturePete

    Built in Ouija App for contacting SJ

  • Fingers21

    iPhoto for iPad would be great. It’s pretty much the only reason I still use a computer. I’m hoping for maps etc for Siri uk, but not going to hold my breath. I’m more looking forward to the apple tv possibilities.

  • Amir

    What channel will it be on

  • psp

    3D graphic. 1tb hdd. is the best

  • fas

    Quad core please.

  • Macdaddy

    High retina display
    Quad core
    No home button

  • Macdaddy916

    High retina display
    Quad core
    No home button

  • So what do you think it will be called? iPad 3 / iPad 2S / iPad HD?

    • I guess it’ll be called “iPad 3”, because ppl hate “S”. 😀

    • macdaddy

      Ipad 3 but possibly Ipad HD

  • Sandeep

    @ Iphonehacks : ny news about live coverage ?

    • Sandeep

      Sorry Live Streamin ?

  • Chris

    The PSA should read “Avoid updating to 5.1” not 5.0.1

    • IPad 2 prices slashed! I think I will get one for my self. As for Ipad 3, some great features which could have been very well accommodated in Ipad 1 itself! Always wonder why Apple releases features across version, just to keep sales numbers ticking?

  • Darren Stanley

    “PSA: iPhone Dev team has warned jailbreakers to avoid updating their iOS devices to iOS 5.0.1.”

    Im sure this is ment to read 5.1, NOT 5.0.1?

    • Thanks for pointing it out. It’s fixed now!

  • Chris

    Where can we watch it live?

  • Dave

    Nowhere 🙁

    • Chris

      there must be somewhere that iPhoneHacks and all the other Apple news websites are getting their information from.

  • shivam
  • Andy

    Anyone at the event right now? Give us an update!!

  • Alex

    Why is noone streaming this at least the audio! 100 years ago they had Radio for these events, now we are sitting here refreshing for 1 line updates every 2 mins… backwards

    • Slick

      hahahahah true that
      i kept refreshing sites just to read latest “lines”
      someone should of “sneak” in a iphone then stream something

  • kingjames1

    just got confirmation its 4g

  • psp

    siri can’t support singlish 🙁

  • colin

    Don’t know if its been mentioned but is it just me or is the iPad picture missing the home button

    • fas

      Home button clearly visible

      • colin

        ok yeah sorry couldn’t see it just looked at another pic of a different site and can’t easily see it.

        • colin

          can easily see it now

  • Fingers21

    iPad touch it’ll be!

  • TheRealMoe

    the big screen with apple devices looks weird with different human infront of it.

  • Alex

    I’m throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening 😉

  • -X-

    Fail!! Bigger size and still no memory card slot! What Deuche Bags!! So not worth it. It’s AMAZING that they can’t give some of us what we really want…the ease to increase memory at will or transfer videos/movies/music in a flash with the help of a memory sd card because wireless just isn’t fast enough yet. Maybe iPad5S Super HD *plus* will have that. And for those of you that take things too damn serious, the last line is a joke.

  • GG

    No flash yet?

  • Dalogan72

    Same as with iphone4s, i believe it’s better to wait for ipad4 next year. Where is the quad core dude? Apple, you are just not delivering. Worthless.

  • Chris

    Hahahahahahhaa this is hilarious, they’re not even calling it iPad 3, iPad 2S, iPad HD, or anything like that… It’s seriously called just “The new iPad” how weird is that?

  • Galaxy

    Samsung Galaxy still the BEST!

    Apple’s product ipod, iphone, ipad…whatever name it may be called..still use the same old features.

    • Paradox

      and yet your here on an iPhone site…. troll…..

      Why fix something thats not broken? The current system was developed with a solid user interface that doesn’t need modified… so yes its the same “old” features that everyone else copies .. galaxy included….

      • Galaxy

        I expect something new or a new version that will support the current one for iPad 3.

        I have an iPad 2 and a Galaxy Tab 10.1 I use them both. I give credit to Samsung Galaxy where has to offer from a business perspective.

    • FloridasFave

      I’m a fan of Apple so I cant agree with the Galaxy comment, BUT I can agree with the (same ol features) part. Fanboy or not, I think we can all agree that its time for Apple to come with something thats gonna KEEP our interest.

  • Chris

    And Apple’s website is all screwed up too… If you click on the image on the front page of The new iPad, you get an iPad 2 page where the CSS is all messed up.

  • Fingers21

    ‘the new iPad’ that’ll piss the Chinese off! Haha!

  • Kwopau

    Any mention when iOS5.1 is going to be released today?

  • FloridasFave

    … Apple, the new iPad or whatever the hell its named..FAIL, get with the program Apple. U cant just count on your name to sell your products forever. I guess they are running out of good ideas and innovation?

  • Chris

    Let the “The new iPad 2” rumors begin!

  • iDroid8

    the galaxy tab 3 running windows8 will kick “The new iPad” a$$… does not innovate the immitate (the jailbreaker) then sue other poeple for making better stuff, this is a joke.

  • Galaxy

    I do believe that a lot of Apple customers buy the product because with the jailbreak feature, paying customers will get their money’s worth. Otherwise it’s pretty worthless.

    • Shadowar

      Agreed, without the jailbreak feature they are really worthless. I have an iphone 4 and without me being able to jailbreak it I would have gone with an Android phone so I can Root it. Now I’m deciding if I should go ahead and buy the “NEW IPAD”….lol thats a funny name, or wait for the “NEXT NEW IPAD” 🙂

  • R@F@

    The new iPad ?
    So how they going to call the next one ?
    ” The new iPad S ” ?