We thought this would be the week Apple unveiled the iPad 3. Oh, how wrong we were. Even though there’s still no iPad 3, there is a new iPad—and a new Apple TV, and a new iLife app for iOS. Catch up on those announcements and other great Macworld stories from the past week with yet another edition of the Weekly Wrap.
In with the new
As you probably know, Apple unveiled a new iPad with a shiny new Retina display and support for LTE cellular networks. If you get a Verizon iPad, you can use the iPad’s new hotspot feature. The AT&T iPad can’t do that (at launch, anyway). In keeping with tradition, the AT&T iPad—like the AT&T iPhone—also can’t place calls.
Some of us love that the new iPad is called simply “iPad”; others would have preferred that the tablet score a new name all its own. Perhaps something like Edgar. Because we’re good like that, we put together this list of answers to all your questions about the new iPad/Edgar.
Apple released iPhoto for iOS, an app for organizing, retouching, and adding filters and effects to your photos. And the company also updated iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork; we went hands-on with iMovie’s new Trailers feature. Numerous other Apple iOS apps got updates, as well. We’re a little concerned about the impact of Retina display-ready apps on iOS storage space, though. And those newly bigger apps make life harder for over-the-air app downloads, too.
Also new for your iOS devices is iOS 5.1, which adds Japanese Siri support, a new lock screen camera shortcut, and a confusing 4G icon.
There’s also a brand new Apple TV with support for 1080p, and a new UI for the Apple TV to boot. And because we care, we put together answers for pretty much any questions you could have about the new Apple TV while Dan Frakes provided a hands on with the software update.
And that’s not all. Apple released iTunes 10.6 with 1080p support, iTunes Match improvements, and more. It was a pretty busy week, actually.
When we couldn’t write another word, we put together a slideshow and a podcast about all the new stuff.
What else was there?
We’re already 600 words into the Weekly Wrap, and we’ve only talked about announcements from Apple’s Wednesday event. So we’re going to make the rest of this quick: