【看新聞學英語】iPad 3問世(高畫質螢幕、4G網路,499美元起)

【新唐人2012年3月18日訊】【看新聞學英語】

iPad 3 Unveiled: HD Screen, 4G Connectivity, Starting at $499

iPad 3問世:高畫質螢幕、4G網路,499美元起

By Daniel Chen, David Lee

【新聞關鍵字】

1. Boast /b'ost/ v. 自稱擁有

2. HD Retina display n.phr. 高畫質顯示器

3. quad-core processor n.phr. 四核心

4. voice recognition n.phr. 聲音辨識

5. 5-mega pixel n. 500萬像素

6. 4G-network connectivity n.phr. 4G網路連線

7. Dictate /dɪkt'et/ v. 口述

8. Price tag ph. 價格標籤

9. Category /k'ætəg,ɔri/ n. 種類、範疇

10. Razor /r'ezɚ/ n. 剃刀

11. Lawsuit /l'ɔs,ut/ n. 訴訟

12. mobile device n.phr. 行動裝置

13. listed company n.phr. 上市公司

The New iPad is here, although it’s not called the iPad 3. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the release of what was simply called the “New iPad” at an event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this morning. The new iPad boasts an HD Retina display, a quad-core processor, and 5-mega pixel digital camera. The device also has 4G-network connectivity, and will be available on AT&T and Verizon networks in the US.

新的iPad在這裡,不過它不叫iPad 3。蘋果公司執行長提姆庫克今早在舊金山耶巴布埃納藝術中心的一場活動中,公布了僅被簡單稱作「新iPad」的正式發行。新的iPad擁有高畫質Retina顯示屏幕、四核心處理器,以及5百萬像素的數位相機。該裝置還具有4G網路連線,將在美國的AT&T和Verizon網路上市。

The new iPad will also feature voice recognition software, allowing users to dictate notes to the device. This feature will also work on some third party applications. Apple says users will be able to update their Facebook status simply by dictating to the device.

新的iPad也採用語音辨識軟體,讓使用者能用語音控制做筆記。這項功能也適用於第三方應用。蘋果公司說,使用者將能夠用語音更新自己的Facebook動態。

According to Apple, the latest iPad will have a similar price tag to the iPad 2 which was released this time last year – starting at 499 dollars for the basic model. There are also several more expensive options with increased memory and 4G connectivity. The most expensive 64-gigabyte model will set consumers back $829. The device will be available to the public on March 16th, however customers can start pre-ordering the new tablet today.

據蘋果公司消息,最新的iPad價格將和去年此時發行的iPad2價格類似 – 基本型499美元起。也有一些更貴的選項,增加記憶體和4G連線功能。最貴的64G型將定價於829美元。這項設備將於3月16日公開販售,但客戶今天就可以開始預訂。

Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Worldwide Marketing, Philip Schiller, stated in a press release: “The new iPad redefines the category Apple created less than two years ago, delivering the most amazing experience people have ever had with technology.”

蘋果公司的全球行銷高級副總菲利普•席勒,在一份新聞稿中表示:「蘋果公司在不到兩年的時間,以新的iPad定義了新的類型,提供人們未曾有過的最棒的科技使用體驗。」

Schiller went on to comment: “The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device with 3.1 million pixels, delivering razor sharp text and unbelievable detail in photos and videos.”

席勒接著評論:「新的iPad現在有一個目前所有行動裝置上解析度最高的310萬像素顯示器,提供銳利的文字和令人難以置信的照片和影片細節。」

Shares in the NASDAQ listed company were up at the beginning of the day in anticipation of the announcement. Apple has now sold more than 55 million iPads worldwide and the company’s app store has just announced its 25-billionth download. Somewhat ironically, that app was downloaded in China, a country where Apple has been fighting a lawsuit with Chinese tech company, Proview, over the rights to the name “iPad.”

在產品預備公布的當天早上,納斯達克上市公司的股價開始上漲。蘋果目前已在全球售出超過5千5百萬台iPad,該公司的App Store也正好宣布其第250億次下載。但有點諷刺的是,該app是在中國被下載,而在中國,蘋果正在和中國的高科技公司唯冠打官司,訴訟「iPad」名稱的使用權。

【看新聞學會話】

※以下重整短句是由本則新聞中摘錄剪輯,讓句意儘量簡短,方便讀者們應用在日常對話或是Email的書寫。

1. The New iPad is here, although it’s not called the iPad 3.

新的iPad在這裡,不過它不叫iPad 3。

2. Apple has now sold more than 55 million iPads worldwide.

蘋果目前已在全球售出超過5千5百萬台iPad

3. The device will be available to the public on March 16th.

這項設備將於3月16日公開販售。

4. The new iPad delivered the most amazing experience people have ever had with technology.

新的iPad提供人們未曾有過的最棒的科技使用體驗。

5. Apple says users will be able to update their Facebook status simply by dictating to the device.

蘋果公司說,使用者將能夠用語音,更新自己的Facebook動態。

6. The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device.

新的iPad現在擁有目前所有行動裝置上解析度最高的顯示器

7. The latest iPad will have a similar price tag to the iPad 2.

最新的iPad價格將和iPad2類似

8. Shares in the NASDAQ listed company were up at the beginning of the day in anticipation of the announcement.

在產品預備公布的當天早上,納斯達克上市公司的股價開始上漲。

本則影音新聞出處:新唐人電視台英語新聞

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本專欄由前衛英語李德良老師主編 www.davidlee.url.tw

【每日一句】

Easier said than done.

說比做來的容易

【今日諺語】

To say is one thing and to do is another.

說是一回事,做是另一回事

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