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iPad 3 Rumor-Based New Features, Release Data and Flash Support

Everything has Apple involved is going to be the hot topic, especially something not released yet. We are talking about iPad 3 exactly!

Apple iPad is definitely one of the best-selling tablets in the whole world, before the latest iPad 3 comes out, the previous iPad and iPad 2 have been sold millions and millions pieces, and that is a great drive to push iPad 3 to the market as soon as possible.

There are always rumors everywhere on the internet about the new features, the exact release date and the capability to support Flash or not of iPad 3, take it easy just for your reference and fun, and everything will be clear when iPad 3 really comes out. That won’t be long!

iPad 3 in general, will probably present:

A new, thinner and sleeker design, 20% smaller in size compared to the iPad 2;

A full touchscreen with HD display and a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536;

A lighter, longer-life but more expensive battery;

A wireless charging technology.

iPad 3 New Features in Depth

A6 Processor: quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 design.

iOS 5: the latest iOS 5 with more than 200 new features will take the mobile system on iPad 3 to a whole new level, especially for hosting the multi-touch gesture technology.

3D Feature and New Retina Display: retina display feature on Apple iPad 3 makes the screen resolution of the iPad3 will be 2048 x 1536 pixels, which guarantees text and graphics look smooth and continuous at any size.

An Improved Camera: 5MP camera with LED flash and 1080p or 720p video recording quality of 60 frames per second.

Better Fingerprint Proof: the patented technology to coat the screen with oleophobic materials, which can reduce the oil and fingerprints effectively.

iPad 3 Release Date Conjecture

All the rumors have pointed March 7th, 2012 would be a reasonable and possible release date for iPad 3 because it fits with the release schedule of previous Apple iPad. It is also reported that iPad 3 should be announced on the 7th and then be found in store in the US by March 16 and then become available for sales internationally by March 30th.

iPad 3 Flash Support

Whether iPad 3 will support Flash or not has been discussed for a long time. Before the official announcement, though I do not think it will happen, at least you have some options to make the iPad 3 Flash-friendly.

You can either use a Flash-supported browser or a Flash to iPad 3 Converter instead.

Welcome again, iPad 3, to the world!

Old Question: Can iPad Play Flash? New Answer: Probably!

The Wall Street Journal microblog news: According to Dr. Walt Mossberg’s answer to readers’ letters, the columnist of The Wall Street Journal “personal digital life” section, Apple MacBook and iMac can actually run Adobe Flash Player, can also browse Flash video and Flash websites like the Windows computer does. Although Flash software is no longer pre-installed, users can download and install by themselves.

Q: I will go back to school in this fall, and I have contacted the school to know which laptop or tablet computer should I use. They said the Adobe Flash Player is needed to demonstrate the courses. I like Apple, but I know the latest Apple MacBooks and iPad are without Flash support. Is that true? If so, what should I buy?

A: There are many misunderstandings, the truth is that: MacBook and iMac can actually run Adobe Flash Player, can also browse Flash video and Flash websites like the Windows computer does. Although Flash software is no longer pre-installed, users can download and install by themselves for free. The download URL is After installation, you can browse any Flash video and website on your Mac normally.

In contrast, the built-in browser in iPad does not support Flash Player, so you can’t run Flash video or website. However, there are some third-party browsers exclusively for iPad can run Flash, such as Skyfire and Puffin. Although the support is just a little bit crappy sometimes. Puffin is already available for purchase in iPad App Store. If you are looking for a tablet PC with natural Flash support, you can consider of buying a new Android model or HP Touchpad, even though, some Flash video and website still can not be displayed properly on the current generation of tablet PCs with default Flash support.

Q: how to sync the calendar and contacts between PC and iPad? Please give some advice.

A: There are two ways to do that. Use iTunes or use the calendar and contacts on networking service providers like Google, Apple auto-sync service MobileME or Microsoft Exchange to auto-sync the data between PC and iPad.

PS: An SWF to iPad converter is also another very easy way to make Flash SWF files playable on iOS devices like iPad and many others.

The Real Reason Why Apple iPad and Flash Can not Work Together – Touchscreen Interaction?

A news said that according to a senior Flash developer, the main reason why flash is always eliminated by Apple, from iPhone to the latest iPad, is because the current Flash websites can not function normally on touch screen devices, and this problem can not be solved easily by either Apple, Adobe or new hardware.


Flash interactive content developer Morgan Adams said the main reason Flash can not operate on touch screen devices is because Apple lacks the necessary Flash technology deployment on its own products, including the newly-published iPad. On the contrary, some earlier reports said Apple was not willing to adopt Flash technology is because it occupies too much system resources, reduces phone performance, consumes a lot of power and collapses often.

The insiders indicate that although the above problems do exist, Adams is correct. The most current Flash games, menus and video players do require a visible cursor. These Flash components need to be triggered by mouse slip or actual click, which is quite popular in interactive design, and very important for Flash content as well. It is not necessarily to develop Flash content exclusively for touch screen, but we still can! People have to ensure that the existing Flash websites are running well first.

Therefore, you can imagine how awkward the Flash developers are when their self-developed flash websites can not be running on iPhone. However, there is a solution, develop the websites using the WebKit browser kernel CSS animation function. Desktop computer users can still use Flash, and through CSS animation technology, iPhone users also can see the same animation effects.

In our daily life, there are just some simple tips that can enable you to watch Flash on iPhone, iPad, etc without struggling between Apple and Adobe! Check this handy SWF to iPad Converter to know how!