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[30 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,552 views]
Meet China’s iPad: The ‘iPed’

Kotaku is reporting that a particular Chinese product called the iPed is too close to the iPad, you have to call it a rip-off.
According to this TBS news report, the iPed is on sale in Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen is the location of the largest Foxconn plant, where the iPhone and the iPad are manufactured. The iPed comes packaged in a box that looks like the iPod.
And is priced at the equivalent of ¥9,600 (US$105). The iPad is priced at ¥48,800 ($536) in The Land of the Rising Sun. The Japanese television …

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[26 May 2010 | No Comment | 926 views]
Antitrust Inquiry on Apple iTunes?

NewYorkTimes is reporting that the Justice Department is ‘looking into’ Apple’s tactics in online music distribution.

The antitrust inquiry is in the early stages, these people say, and the conversations have revolved broadly around the dynamics of selling music online.
But people briefed on the inquiries also said investigators had asked in particular about recent allegations that Apple used its dominant market position to persuade music labels to refuse to give the online retailer Amazon.com exclusive access to music about to be released.
The antitrust inquiry is in the early stages, these people …

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[22 May 2010 | No Comment | 985 views]
iPad sales ‘beyond all expectations’

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster checked in with 50 U.S. Apple retail stores and found the iPad sold out or in limited supply at many of them.
“74 percent of the stores we checked were completely sold out of all iPad models. 26 percent had some WiFi models in stock, and no stores had any 3G models available,” the analyst reports.
“We note that the stores have implemented a reservation system, by which customers can request to be placed on a waitlist for future iPad shipments, notified upon arrival, and given 24 …

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[20 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,205 views]
Intel: iPad will be ‘Intel Inside’ some day

While Apple has designed its own processor to power the recently-launched iPad tablet PC, Tom Kilroy, Intel senior vice president and general manager of sales and marketing, said there could be opportunities for Intel in future versions of the iPad.
“They’ve got their product to market right now, and it doesn’t include an Intel chip,” Kilroy said at the Reuters Global Technology Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.
But, he said, “it would never be like Intel to not want to go discuss and engage Apple to win their business in another intercept point …

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[14 May 2010 | One Comment | 948 views]
‘Web Video is Not iPad Ready’

So, what percentage of web video is H.264  encoded? Obviously Apple and Adobe have different answers – but web video is not iPad Ready, yet. Depending on who you ask, anywhere between 26 percent and 66 percent of video on the web does not require Flash.

Earlier this month, Encoding.com said that 66 percent of the videos it processes are in iPad-friendly H.264, adding that this number reflects the wider Web. But MeFeedia, a video search engine, which says it catalogs millions of videos from 30,000 sources, pegs the H.264 universe at a …

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[4 May 2010 | One Comment | 3,690 views]
Apple: One Million iPads sold

28 days!!! Thats all it took for Apple to sell 1 million iPads – thats a run rate of more than 35000 iPads a day – by all estimates this is huge!

“One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more …

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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,766 views]
Steve Jobs: “We Dont Need Flash. Ever”

“New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.”
Steve Jobs’ message to Adobe is clear: forget flash – its a technology of the past era.
“The avalanche of media outlets offering their content for Apple’s mobile devices demonstrates that Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content. And the 200,000 apps …

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[29 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,136 views]
AT&T iPad Data Plan Details

AT&T is offering simple and straightforward 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad – complete with
easy, on-device activation and management. Data plans for iPad include access to more than
20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide at no additional cost.
AT&T is offering simple and straightforward 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad – complete with easy, on-device activation and management. Data plans for iPad include access to more than 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide at no additional cost.
Recurring monthly charge with no long term contract
$14.99 per month for 250 MB

$29.99 per month for unlimited data

Source: …

Headline, iPad Hardware »

[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,302 views]
Meet The Makers Of The Next iPad chip: Intrinsity

Apple has acquired a small Austin, Tex., company called Intrinsity, known for making zippy versions of a computer chip often found in mobile devices. The deal, which closed late last month and was confirmed by Apple on Tuesday, shows the company continuing to try to gain an edge in the mobile device market by purchasing technology and chip experts.
Source: NYTimes.
The speed of mobile device chips are typically measured in megahertz, and one of the more popular chips on the market usually runs at about 650 megahertz. Intrinsity’s engineers found a …

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[26 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,923 views]
Israel: iPad is not banned anymore

This was news some time back – that Israel had banned the iPad – Read Why is the iPad banned in Israel?
Now, the ban is lifted -
(Reuters) – Israel will begin allowing people to bring Apple iPads into the country starting on Sunday, two weeks after customs began confiscating the tablet computers for fear they would interfere with other wireless devices.
“Following the completion of intensive technical scrutiny, Israel Minister of Communications Moshe Kakhlon approved the import of (the) iPad to Israel,” the Communications Ministry said in a statement.
And yes, the confiscated iPads …