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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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, … Read the Full Story →

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 – … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →