iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Apple Reduces Prices on Refurbished 2nd and 3rd Generation Cellular iPad, Ahead of Next Gen Refresh Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:16:05 +0000 Read More]]> Apple Reduces Prices on Refurbished 2nd and 3rd Generation Cellular iPad

With rumors about a new second generation iPad mini, as well as an iPad 5, it is no surprise that Apple and authorized retailers are lowering prices on the tablet. On Tuesday, Apple cut prices on refurbished 2nd generation and 3rd generation cellular iPads, offering up to a $50 discount on the WiFi+Cellular models.

The reduced price comes just as rumors about the iPad 5 are beginning to heat up, and customers are beginning to expect a new full-sized iPad with a design similar to the current iPad mini. In early April, a refurbished iPad 2 was priced at $399, but with the discount is brought down to $349. This means that customers will be able to enjoy a total savings of $180.

If customers purchase a 32GB or a 64GB model, the iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G is available for $429 and $529, while the 32GB and 64GB models of the 3rd generation iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular are priced at $499 and $579, respectively. This is a bargain, when considering that each of the iPads will come with a standard 1 year warranty, which will cover any damage or defects caused by the company’s manufacturing process. Apple is not offering any discounts on the WiFi versions of the 2nd and 3rd generation iPads, which remain priced at $319 for the 16GB iPad 2 and $379 for a 16GB third generation iPad.

Apple’s refurbished devices are required to pass a series of stringent checks, in order for the company to ensure that customers receive a device that is fully operational. Each defective device that is refurbished receives a new shell and a new battery. The only remaining pieces of the older device are the cameras, chips, etc. Essentially, customers are receiving a brand new device, with the same 1 year standard warranty as a new iPad at a discount.

By reducing prices, Apple is likely clearing out stock before the iPad 5 arrives, which will eventually will also be sold as refurbished. It is unclear if Apple plans to reduce prices on the refurbished iPad mini prior to a refresh, however, there is some time left as the new model isn’t expected until the September timeframe.

{Via MacRumors}

]]> 2 New iPad 3 Sales Top 3 Million in Under 4 Days Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:01:55 +0000 Read More]]>

Apple released the iPad 3 only a few days ago and already it has been a big success. The company recently announced that they have already sold 3 million of the new devices under 4 days. The new iPad was considered by some to be only a minor upgrade with the 5 megapixel camera, new Retina Display and 4G LTE.

The Cupertino company called this the “strongest iPad launch yet.” This puts the New iPad as the most successful iPad launch ever. Apple continues to improve upon its products every year and reaches a higher number of sales each quarter.

CUPERTINO, California―March 19, 2012―Apple® today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad®, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G supports ultrafast 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada, and fast networks around the world including those based on HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.**

“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”

With the launch of the iPad 2, Apple did not report the first weekend sales, however, the company sold over 300,000 of the original iPad with the first batch of one million taking 28 days to move and ship. Apple also experienced a massive success with the iPhone 4S, with customers experiencing long  queues.

]]> 3 Apple sells one millionth iPad in just 28 days Mon, 03 May 2010 18:18:36 +0000 Read More]]> Earlier today we reported on estimates of Apple iPad 3G sales in its debut weekend from Gene Munster (an analyst at Piper Jaffray). Adding those figures to those of the Wi-Fi only iPad sales numbers to date we estimated that Apple has sold over 1 million iPads already.

Apple have confirmed our estimate today with an official Press Release trumpeting the fact that they sold their “one Millionth iPad on Friday, just 28 days after its introduction on April 3″.

Apple also followed those figures up with some impressive iPad app, and ebook statistics. 12 million iPad apps have been downloaded from a catalog of 5000 already created for the device, and 1.5 million ebooks have been downloaded as well.

Even more poignantly Steve Jobs has this to say :

One million iPads in 28 days that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone. Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.

When you look at Steve Jobs’ statement it is quite an impressive statistic. Many people thought the iPad would sell. But many people also thought it would be a niche product. Initially outselling what is arguably Apple’s most popular product in recent history, the iPhone, doesn’t make the iPad seem that niche anymore!

Are you impressed at the sales Apple have managed to date? Or frustrated to still be waiting for your iPad, if you live outside the US? Let us know your views in the comments.

]]> 2 Apple iPad Not Quite Ready for US Universities Sat, 17 Apr 2010 05:29:35 +0000 Read More]]> More iPad Banninations!

Earlier in the week news came in of the Israeli authorities confiscating iPads from their owners as they entered the country. The argument they gave was that the iPad used Wi-Fi frequencies that “could interfere” with Israel’s own Wi-Fi infrastructure. I wonder if those same authorities know about iPhones, iPods and Apple’s laptops? Or other mobile devices?

We are hearing now that certain US Universities are banning the iPad also. Namely Cornell University, George Washington University and Princeton University. The reasons given are similar in some cases to Israel’s reasoning.

Some of the universities refer simply to Wi-Fi network load problems, while others are citing “security issues”. It’s all a little vague at the moment, but reports state that at George Washington University iPad, iPhones, and iPods have all been blocked from their networks.

This is something of a blow to Apple who are touting the iPad as a must-have device for students. My first reaction to this news is that Apple is a victim of its own success. iPhone, iPods and iPads don’t do anything that differently from other similar mobile devices. But there are a lot more of them out there in students’ hands these days. Hence iPad, iPhone, and iPod touches are likely to become the focus of attention as networks become log jammed in these institutions.

Therefore it seems to me that this is more an issue of University network infrastructure not being able to keep up with the increasing number of mobile devices that students carry and use on a day to day basis (and the growing bandwidth that they require).

Perhaps Universities should insist that students download Opera Mini and use that for web surfing from their iDevices instead of Mobile Safari? But then Opera Mini allegedly has it’s own issues with security due to the cached nature of its compressed web pages. But that is a story for another day.

We’ll keep you posted as further news comes in.

Has your University banned you from using any mobile device on their network? Let us know in the comments. We’d be particularly interested to hear if this is just affecting Apple devices or any others?

]]> 1 Apple iPad Officially Available. New World of Apps Now Live Sat, 03 Apr 2010 15:58:14 +0000 Read More]]> new world iPad games apps

Today Apple sent out emails announcing the availability of the iPad in US Apple Stores. It is safe to say that Apple has been once again successful in marketing their product well as you could see many people camping outside Apple Stores to be the first ones to get the device and even the early pre-order statistics we reported are very impressive.

Apple iPad launch

The iPad comes in two versions iPad Wi-Fi and iPad WiFi+3G both available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB models. Apple is known to limit the number of products available at launch so at this moment only the Wi-Fi version is available and the WiFi+3G version is expected later this month.

Apple had been preparing for a ‘grand opening’ for the iPad App Store and they have managed to get major game publishers to get their titles ready exclusively for the iPad. Electronic Arts has launched Mirror’s Edge for iPad before the iPhone version is made available and we might see many more game titles being released for the iPad first and then for the iPhone.

Apple has updated their website with ‘Apps for iPad’ and have posted videos of 11 iPad apps ranging from games to education to productivity.

Welcome to a whole new world of apps. From games to education to productivity, there are over 1000 new apps made just for iPad you can discover now on the App Store. They’re unlike anything you’ve seen or touched before. And this is just the beginning.

The apps and games featured on Apple’s website are:

You can view the gameplay videos of the apps and games listed above here

Check back soon for our in-depth review of the Apple iPad and unboxing.

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