Mar 13

Many new little pieces of information about the new iPad arrived today. First of all Apple analyst Gene Munster claims Apple will sell more than one million iPads on launch day. He bases his calculations on the iPhone sales. Before the iPhone 4 went on sale, previous generations iPhone sold more than 50 million units all together. And then the iPhone 4 sold more than 1 million on launch day. The iPad 1 en 2 has already sold more than 55 million units, so it’s in line of expectations the new iPad will sell more than 1 million units on launch day.

More tidbits after the break.

Mike Capps from Epic Games thinks the iPad can act as a powerful gaming console. It would be an important competitor for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

It’s quite easy to imagine a world where an iPad is more powerful than a home console, where it wirelessly talks to your TV and wirelessly talks to your controller and becomes your new console.

Another fun fact is the following. Gizmodo explains that one iPad icon at retina resolution has a higher amount of pixels than the entire screen of an original Macintosh. The original Mac (launched in 1984) screen has a resolution of 512 by 342 while an icon of the new iPad has a resolution of 512 by 512. Useless but cool fact. A lot can change in 28 years.

A Vietnamese website, Tinhte.vn, says to have received the new iPad already. Probably due to early shipping. They did a geekbench test and showed the results. Apparently the A5X processor of the new iPad has a 1 GHz CPU (with quad core graphics) and 1 GB RAM. The photo on the left also shows that the speed of the new iPad is about the same as the iPad 2 with a result of 756 points. It remains to be seen if that is a correct number or if the app just doesn’t properly recognize the A5X processor yet.

That same Vietnamese website also released a video that could very well be the first unboxing video of the new iPad. Have a look below.

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