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[28 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,496 views]
The New iPad 2

Okay, the rumors have begun. Five features are more or less confirmed:
1. Video phone feature, presumably FaceTime.
2. Thinner glass on the display panels, which could mean it’s slightly lighter.
3. Retina display is coming.
4. A USB connection so you don’t have to use Apple’s proprietary standard.
5. 3-axis gyroscope for improved gaming. This feature is in the iPhone already.
In our opinion, the USB will be the killer. As they say, the possibilities are endless.
Source: Business Insider

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[12 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,419 views]
Why Nobody Is Selling Tablets Below $500

We have definitely seen a lot of tablet news of late – but one thing thats going a little unnoticed is this: how come, there is not a single tablet at less than 500? (obviously 499 doesnt count) – HP Slate is actually 799.
ZDNEt asks the same question, in a different way:
The alleged iPad killing tablets are coming, but with price tags that aren’t going to even come close to denting Apple’s lead. When Apple CEO Steve Jobs launched the iPad it wasn’t clear how aggressively these newfangled …

iPad for Business, iPad Hardware »

[14 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 107,523 views]

This is a guest post sent in by our friends over at iPad Cases and Accessories. You can check their site for more iPad case reviews and news, be sure not to miss their iPad Gift Guide for more great iPad gift ideas!
If you’ve been following the iPad craze, and if you are currently reading Iptiam.com that means you are, then you’ve probably heard about the big name luxury companies like Burberry, Louis Viton, and Oscar de la Renta stepping into the iPad accessory market and displaying their iPad products …

iPad Hardware, iPad Tricks »

[28 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,655 views]

Press release
Willich, Germany 06-27-2010
SIM Cut procedure now garanteed
Since more than two months ROAD-WORKS Joachim Pypers offers SIM Cut folis to turn SIM cards into micro SIM cards for the iPad 3G or the iPhone 4.
Until today, there was a warning in the manual saying that there is no guarantee that the procedure will work satisfactorily.
This was changed today. The new text is: “After the procedure is proved, I guarantee that if you don´t make any gross mistake, you will easily turn your SIM card into a Micro SIM card.”
“Users from …

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[28 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,402 views]
Digital Gyro on the iPad?

InformationWeek reports that an empty slot on the iPad could actually be for the digital gyroscop, based on a teardown by UBM TechInsights.
TechInsight’s senior analyst Steve Bitton speculated that the iPad will likely get the gyroscope for a number of reasons. First, the presence of the slot (see images) leads to the obvious conclusion. Moreover, the accelerometer and gyro would likely work together, as well as with the application processor (the processor right above those other two components). Thus having all closely co-located makes sense.
Source: InformationWeek

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[19 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,242 views]
A4, A4, A4 !

“So where have the news, opinion and analysis taken us so far? Can we say that the A4 is truly differentiating hardware, or is it more of an evolution of those that came before it?” -EETims has a thorogh analysis –  Read all about A4 here

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[20 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,167 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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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,262 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 | 1,597 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 …

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[24 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,666 views]
Do Not Read on the iPad before you sleep

LATimes has a report that says reading on the iPad before sleep impacts sleep patterns.

Staring at the screen before bed could leave you lying awake. That’s because direct exposure to such abnormal light sources inhibits the body’s secretion of melatonin, say several sleep experts.
Light-emitting devices, including cellphones and yep, the iPad, tell the brain to stay alert. Because users hold those devices so close to their face, staring directly into the light, the effect is amplified compared with, say, a TV across the room or a bedside lamp, said Frisca Yan-Go, director …