Apple sells 2 Million iPads in less than 60 days

Good news for Apple on this May holiday. They’ve now sold over 2 Million iPads. That breaks down to one million iPads every month, or approximately 35,000 tablets every single day! The iPhone took another 14 days to reach the same milestone! It will be interesting to see what response does Apple’s new iPhone 4G / HD get when it is unveiled … Read More

Smokescreen: Flash in any browser on any device including the iPad

Smokescreen is quite an interesting choice of name. And in some ways you could be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss has been about between Apple and Adobe in recent weeks. In essence Smokescreen takes Flash (.flv) files, converts them into Javascript, and then strips out the images and audio and finally reconstructs them as an SVG file. All browsers … Read More

Publish your own ebooks with Apple via iBookstore

This is a story that has sort of drifted under the radar for a while. Back in early May Lulu announced that they offer a service to aspirng writers for them to publish their own works via their service, which could then be distributed in the iBookstore. This is a valid way to get into publishing your works. But it was … Read More

iPad set to outsell Apple Mac Computers Internationally

AppleInsider are reporting that Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets estimates that 600,000 – 700,000 iPads will be sold overseas (meaning outside the US) in June. And some believe the number may even go higher still. Apparently the entire stock of iPads for the international launch are now spoken for in their entirety when split between retail outlet allocations and … Read More

UK iBookstore Launches

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It was looking for a while as if the European, and UK pickings in Apple’s iBookstore might have been a bit lean. Apple was said to be having some problems getting parters to come into the iBookstore fold. Part of the reason for this was apparently to do with differing regulations for book agencies in the UK particularly. As of … Read More

Apple’s iPhone set to become your Mobile ‘Shopping’ Assistant

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This is an interesting Patent Application from Apple. And it seems to have some relevance to Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising network. In simple terms the Patent describes the way an RFID reader built into the iPhone can be used to scan items in a store, and then check on the internet for more information on said item. Verbiage in … Read More

Many [More] Suicide attempts at Foxconn Today

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This is not the normal kind of story we cover. But we think it is appropriate that we pause to spare a thought for the traumatic time that Chinese tech workers are going through at the moment. Today it seems that several workers at the Foxconn factory in China, where devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are … Read More

iPhone 4G / HD availability to be delayed until September?

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Now this is an interesting story. We just quoted Vijay Rakesh of Sterne Agee, who had some pretty compelling numbers on iPad production. Analysis that seems sound and makes sense. One of the big issues he cited for iPad production was the availability of memory. Flash memory is something that Apple buys in huge quantity for its iPhone, iPod and … Read More

Apple iPad production could push 2.5M devices per month

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It seems like months ago that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported that it had sold 1 Million iPads. Actually it’s a scant few weeks. Since then stories speculating on the amount of iPads available for sale have been common place on the web. US stores have run out of stock at various points. Launches in other territories have been delayed. And pundits have cited … Read More

Apple to Open Stores Early for UK iPad Launch Day

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If you haven’t planned which Apple Store you are going to camp outside overnight in the UK this Thursday night to buy the iPad you can do so using this web page on Apple’s site. In case you didn’t know already the Apple iPad finally goes on general sale in Stores in the UK this Friday! Whether you’ll be at home … Read More

FTC Clears Google’s (GOOG) AdMob Acquisition. What does it mean?

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To little fanfare before the weekend the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US cleared Google’s acquisition of AdMob. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) dived in to snap up AdMob in late 2009, while Apple was mulling over the purchase itself. The deal has been on hold while the FTC looked into it ever since then. The FTC’s initial concern was that Google … Read More

Apple to discontinue iPhone 3G after iPhone 4G announcement?

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We reported just a scant few moments ago that analysts expect the iPhone 3GS to be reduced to $99 in the very near future. Most probably when the iPhone 4G / HD is announced officially at WWDC 2010. We theorised that this may mean that the iPhone 3G will be phased out, and the low end iPod Touch with it … Read More

iPhone 3GS to be $99. AAPL to be $310. iPhone 4G on more networks

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Some interesting speculation out of Morgan Stanley today. Katy Huberty has revised her estimate of the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock target price up from $275 per share to $310. Even more bullish banks are setting a top limit of a possible $400 per share for Apple, moving forward. Making Katy’s impressive estimate look rather conservative! Katy bases her estimate on four factors … Read More

Real White Color iPhone 4G / HD Parts Seen in Taiwan

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Those guys at Apple.Pro have got another scoop. This time it appears to be a bunch of white parts, including home buttons and front panels for the new iPhone 4G / HD. With Apple ramping up to produce millions of these iPhones for sale over the next few months it is inevitable that some of these stock piled bits and … Read More

Apple’s iBookstore Ready for International Launch

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In a perfect world, well Apple’s version of a perfect world, there would be no iPads outside of the US at the moment. But there are! In a few of the countries that the iPad will officially be launched the iBookstore app is starting to show up some locally available content. So we can see Apple starting to breath life … Read More