Apple (AAPL) Component Shortages May Affect iPad 2 and iPhone Supply

Industry analysts are theorising that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may experience component shortages for its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad product lines in coming months, as a direct consequence of the distressing Earthquake and Tsunami that has caused so much heartbreak in Japan in recent days. Let me just take a moment to express my love for Japan and the Japanese people. I … Read More

Wi-Fi iPad 2 Records Sound Better Than 3G Model

Apart from the lack of 3G and GPS in Apple’s Wi-Fi only iPad 2, the rest of its internals are identical to those packed into its 3G-capable counterpart, so you’ll be surprised to find that iLounge have discovered differences in the quality of audio recorded by each device. The Wi-Fi only iPad 2 achieves higher quality audio recordings, and it’s … Read More

Expert Says iPad 2 Display Is Nearly As Good As iPhone 4’s

Despite having a much lower pixel density, according to an in-depth scientific analysis by Dr. Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, the display in Apple’s iPad 2 delivers “almost identical” performance to the Retina display featured in the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch. Soneira added that the iPad 2 “has excellent display hardware,” but needs a software update to address … Read More

Wi-Fi Only iPad 2 Can Use iPhone’s GPS When Tethered

One of the downsides – although there aren’t many of them – to Apple’s new iPad 2 is that if you purchase one of the Wi-Fi only models, it doesn’t come equipped with a GPS chip to pinpoint your location. So, if you purchased a pricey navigation application to use as a big, beautiful sat-nav on your iPad, you’re not … Read More

Apple Sells Close To 1 Million iPad 2 Models In Its First Weekend

It is hardly surprising that Apple has reportedly run short on supplies of the iPad 2 as we entered this week. Over its first weekend the iPad 2 is reported to have sold in numbers close to 1 million units. For some perspective, the original iPad took 28 days to sell 1 Million units! Whilst a 1 Million unit sales … Read More

Apple Retail Stores To Open Early On Tuesday for iPad 2 Sales

Guessing by the number of people who turned out at Apple retail stores to buy the iPad 2; the launch day was certainly a success for Apple. Analysts have been talking about their expected sales figures which could be anywhere between 500,000 to 1,000,000 during the launch weekend. We also heard reports about stock in the retail stores running low … Read More

Apple’s iPad 2 Sold Out?

Apple have announced that their iPad 2 sales during the first weekend it was available “has been amazing”. And that they are “working hard to get iPad 2 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible.” Apple have yet to disclose exactly how many iPad 2’s they have sold since it went on sale on … Read More

iPad 2 Smart Cover : It’s Full of Magnets!

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When I first saw the Smart Cover accessory demonstrated at the iPad 2 launch event it probably initially made more of an impression on me than the iPad 2. The elegance with which the cover snapped onto the iPad 2 made me want to watch Apple’s Smart Cover web video over and over again. When I was a kid I … Read More

Apple Could Sell 600,000 iPad 2s Over Launch Weekend

Several industry analysts have predicted that the second-generation iPad will be a huge success over its launch weekend, with Apple shifting a whopping 600,000 units. Bloomberg reports that Gleacher & Co analyst Brian Marshall expects the iPad 2 to “outpace” the original model, which racked up 300,000 sales in its first weekend, and was one of the most successful product … Read More

Which iPad 2 Are You Buying : White or Black?

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Apple’s iPad 2 can now be ordered via the online store and will go on sale at all 236 retail stores in the U.S at 5:00 PM local time later today. The second gen tablet from Apple features all new design which is 33% thinner and 15% lighter but the most striking aspect is that it comes in two colors. … Read More

GarageBand Review for iPad

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Rating: Having just reviewed NanoStudio for iPhone it seems like a good idea if I take Apple’s widely lauded music making app for a spin. Especially now that it has come to both the iPad and the iPad 2. GarageBand on the iPad is a completely different beast to the likes of NanoStudio – but in the end it is … Read More

GarageBand and iMovie Now Available for iPad 2

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Although it hasn’t quite been released yet, iMovie and Garageband – two of the most exciting applications so far for Apple’s second-generation iPad – are now available for download through the App Store at $4.99 each. Both applications are available on the Mac as part of the iLife software suite, but their iOS counterparts look a little more fun! iMovie … Read More

iOS 4.3 : Personal Hotspot, Faster Safari, iTunes Home Sharing and More

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After teasing us with its new features at the iPad 2 event early this month, Apple has finally made iOS 4.3 available for public release, introducing some new features to the operating system that are well worth the update. Along with enabling the Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T customers – and those signed up to other carriers worldwide – iOS … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Switching from Samsung to TSMC for A5 SoC Manufacture?

Samsung and Apple have been pretty tight for the last few years. And Apple are as of today still Samsung’s largest customer for manufacturing of a number of components for their iOS devices. Samsung are even rumoured to be building extra chip fabrication plants specifically for Apple’s growing volume requirements for mobile silicon. In the past Samsung and Apple even … Read More