by Peter Nowak via mobile 3/7/2012 4:44:26 PM
Okay, I've arrived at the Yuerba Buena Center for the #apple event
by Peter Nowak via mobile 3/7/2012 4:44:58 PM
Wireless networks here are already crapping out!
For those of you not intimately acquainted with the Yerba Buena conundrum let me sum it up (By the way, I'm Shane Dingman, Technology editor here at the Globe and Mail):
You may see updates from Peter Nowak, blogger, tech thinker, all around solid guy, sometimes on his ScribbleLive login (no avatar) when he can get WiFi signal, and from his Twitter account (with avatar) when he can only get connect by 3G. And nothing at all when he can't do either. This is what happens when you pack several hundred journalists packing wireless-bandwidth-hogging devices in an enclosed space and then host an exclusive media event. Did we mention there is no livestream of Apple product events? Network failure is almost certain to happen when you have to get the live information from several hundred individual channels like this.
by Shane Dingman 3/7/2012 5:02:10 PM
We've now been divided into broadcast, still photos and "miscellaneous" media #apple
The Game Developers Conference is going on next door to the #apple event, so if there's no wireless apocalypse it'll be a miracle
Also, if you're curious about the Apple rumour mill, here are the most talked about possible features in an updated iPad -- and to be clear, Apple has still not confirmed they will unveil a new iPad today -- www.theglobeandmail.com
by Shane Dingman 3/7/2012 5:18:42 PM
The bullet points (as distilled by The AP):
A sharper screen, similar to the “Retina Display” on the iPhone 4 and 4s. The rumoured resolution is 2048 by 1536 pixels.
Could include Siri, the voice-activated “assistant” found on the iPhone 4S.
A faster processor. This is pretty much a given, since every new iPhone or iPad has improved on the computing power of its predecessor.
Faster wireless capabilities. IPads are available with built-in modems for AT&T's and Verizon's third-generation, or “3G” cellular networks in the U.S. The iPad 3 could come in a version that offers faster “4G” or “LTE” networks. However, most iPads are used only on Wi-Fi, so an “LTE” chip wouldn't matter to most buyers.
I have to say, I'm somewhat skeptical of the LTE, 4G thing...
by Shane Dingman 3/7/2012 5:20:35 PM
RT @Waygoz: @peternowak that would be a great fight - gamers vs apple fan boys.....
There's also a lot of speculation about Apple doing a more robust TV offering... the current Apple TV box has been described as "a hobby." Here's a Reuters story
, and also Peter's take on his blog, WordsByNowak
by Shane Dingman 3/7/2012 5:26:28 PM
I've just been mocked for using an Android. I actually have an iPhone here too but finding T-Mobile marginally better than AT&T
BTW there's scuttlebutt this new iPad will have tactile feedback
by Peter Nowak 3/7/2012 5:47:44 PM
We're in and seated, waiting for everything to start.
by Peter Nowak 3/7/2012 5:47:47 PM
Hey, check it out, I have a ScribbleLive avatar now!
by Peter Nowak 3/7/2012 5:52:01 PM
What I really want to know is: will the new iPad have lasers? Come on, how about some frickin' lasers!
by Peter Nowak 3/7/2012 5:53:48 PM
The wi-fi in here is surprisingly good... so far. Fingers crossed...
by Peter Nowak 3/7/2012 5:55:19 PM
The crowd at Yerba Buena
by Peter Nowak 3/7/2012 5:57:08 PM